WA Premier Cricket - Round 4 - First Grade Review 2020/21
Date of Event Western Australian Cricket Association: Mon Oct 26, 2020 1:30PM

Alcohol.ThinkAgain WA Premier Cricket 

Round 4 - Saturday 24th October 2020 - One Day Match

First Grade Review


The 2020/21 Alcohol Think.Again WA Premier Cricket season continued with Round 4 of One-Day matches over the weekend, which saw another great weekend of some high quality competition between bat and ball. Follow the full scores on MyCricket or visit the Premier Cricket Match Centre for highlights and video clips of some of the action!



Claremont-Nedlands (4/263 off 50.0 overs) defeated Fremantle (10/222 off 46.1 overs) at Cresswell Park

Fremantle asked Claremont-Nedlands to bat first on a good looking Cresswell pitch. The decision proved costly as the Tigers put on a mammoth opening stand of 174 runs. Jake Whiteaker starred with 129 while skipper Nick Hobson played an effective supporting role with 71 as Claremont-Nedlands finished with 263 off their 50 overs. The chase was off to a tricky start with some quick wickets before Bayley Holman (55) provided some steadiness. Jhye Richardson (63) provided some entertainment with the bat but regular wickets saw Port dismissed for 222, with Brad Hope (3/27) leading the bowling efforts and Whiteaker backing up his batting exploits with 4 catches behind the stumps. 



Midland-Guildford (8/271 off 50.0 overs) defeated University (10/150 off 40.0 overs) at Lilac Hill 1

University won the toss and elected to bowl first on a beautiful Lilac Hill wicket. They struck instantly before Midland-Guildford got off the mark, but after two early wickets, the Swans strung some partnerships together. Skipper James Godfrey continued his impressive form, scoring run-a-ball 94, unlucky to miss out on another century. His efforts propelled Midland-Guildford's score to 271. Chris Sabburg took 3/58 with the ball for University. Quick and regular wickets saw the University batters struggle to put together a substantial partnership, Charlie Stobo playing a lone hand with 50. University were eventually dismissed for 150, courtesy of fantastic spells from Kyle Christie (4/21) & Brayden Brehaut (3/11). A dominant victory saw Midland-Guildford soar to the top of the table, being the only undefeated team in the season so far.



Joondalup (9/196 off 49.5 overs) defeated Rockingham-Mandurah (10/195 off 47.0 overs) at Iluka Sports Complex 1

Rockingham-Mandurah had no hesitation batting first after winning the toss. A strong spell of bowling from Joondalup saw regular wickets fall, with youngster Corey Wasley (71) the only shining beacon in the Mariners innings. Superb bowling from Blair Oakley (4/32) & Jake Zsilinszky (3/37) saw Rockingham-Mandurah dismissed for 195. Joondalup got off to a strong start in the chase, with Zak Birchall providing momentum upfront with 62 opening the batting. Several contributions from the middle order saw the score ticking along before Craig Simmons (4/37) spun a web, triggering a collapse of 7/34. This wasn't sufficient as Joondalup edged over the line, with 1 wicket in hand and 1 ball to spare in a last over-thriller.



Bayswater-Morley (8/231 off 50.0 overs) defeated Perth (10/163 off 38.4 overs) at The WACA Ground

Pristine conditions welcomed both teams at the iconic WACA Ground. Bayswater-Morley won the toss and chose to bat first. With Josh Nicholas (4/30) rearing in, early wickets saw the Bears stumble before Ryleigh Cameron (79) played a stellar anchoring role. He was well supported by Robert Guy (55), as the Bears mustered 231 runs off their 50 overs. Kyle Wiggers (3/46) provided the Bears a perfect start, dismissing skipper Jonathan Wells for nought, as regular wickets kept falling for Perth. Tom Scollay (43*) provided some stability in the middle order before Grant Thistle (3/38) swept up the tail to give Bears a dominant win.



Willetton (8/188 off 50.0 overs) tied Mount Lawley (8/188 off 50.0 overs) at Burrendah Reserve 1

Mount Lawley won the toss and elected to bat first. Quick wickets courtesy of Brett Bayley (3/50) & Waheguru Dhillon (2/16) restricted any substantial partnerships before Nicholas Marciano played a stunning cameo, scoring a quickfire 67 to push Mount Lawley to 188 off their 50 overs. Chasing a modest target, and searching for a win after their tied game last week, Willetton started off well with Kallen Bond (45) providing a steady foundation. Accurate bowling kept Mount Lawley in the game as Prad Gunaratne (57) kept the score ticking along. With a nervous run out, a couple of quick wickets and loss of set batsmen, a collapse of 3/1 saw Willetton go into their shell, to remarkably be restricted for the exact same score as Mount Lawley, resulting in a back-to-back tie for Willetton! 



South Perth (4/229 off 50.0 overs) tied Wanneroo (8/229 off 50.0 overs) at Richardson Park 1

South Perth were asked to bat first by Wanneroo as they welcomed back their skipper. Reigning Olly Cooley Medallist, Brooke Guest quickly got into his rhythm, scoring 73. Daniel Moore (53) & Tim Hale (71) continued their strong performances as South Perth finished with 229. With reasonable chase at hand, Wanneroo got off to a steady start. Anthony Del Borrello (51) kept the score ticking along before a brisk knock of 60 from Travis Birt provided the Roos the impetus to edge closer to the win. However, a run out and some tight bowling from the South Perth bowlers, led by Simon Ringrose (3/44) pegged Wanneroo back as South Perth restricted Wanneroo to 229, resulting in another enthralling tied match!



Melville (6/227 off 50.0 overs) defeated Gosnells (9/183 off 50.0 overs) at Tompkins Park 1

Gosnells asked Melville to bat first at Tompkins 1. As things got underway, Melville made the most out of the good batting conditions, skipper Sean Terry leading the way with a brilliant knock of 116. With a respectable chase at hand, Gosnells lost two early wickets before Fraser Hay (65) & Anthony Collova (54) steadied the Hawks innings. This proved to be a lonely effort as Joel Whelan's superb spell of 5/32 saw the Hawks restricted to 183 as Storm powered their way to a win.



Subiaco-Floreat (8/243 off 50.0 overs) defeated Scarborough (6/241 off 50.0 overs) at Floreat Park

Scarborough won the toss and elected to bowl first. A steady start from Subiaco-Floreat saw the batters string along some valuable partnerships. Handy knocks from Tim Monteleone (51) & Hamish McKenzie (63) saw Subiaco-Floreat amass 243 runs off their 50 overs. Lachlan Tyler was the pick of the bowlers for Scarborough, picking up 5/54. Chasing a steep target, the Gulls were off to a steady start. Economical bowling from experienced Lions bowlers saw the Gulls fighting for runs, Lochie Hardy & Cooper Connolly top-scoring with 40 each. McKenzie backed up his batting efforts with a valuable spell of 3/47. Regular wickets saw Scarborough fall agonisingly short of the target as they could only muster 241 off their 50 overs, giving Subiaco-Floreat a very tight 2-run win.



Last updated: Monday October 26, 2020 6:14PM
Author: Ahmad Khan