Alcohol.ThinkAgain WA Premier Cricket
Round 5 - Saturday 31st October & 7th November 2020 - Two-Day Match
First Grade Review
The 2020/21 Alcohol Think.Again WA Premier Cricket season saw the Two-Day matches get underway in Round 5 over the past two weekends. Both weekends produced thrilling contests and some high quality action with both 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!
Bayswater-Morley (10/131 off 50.1 overs & 5/143 off 29.1 overs) defeated South Perth (10/99 off 47.4 overs & 10/171 off 44.3 overs) Outright at Richardson Park 1
Batting first after winning the toss at home didn't work out for South Perth as they were skittled for 99 courtesy of some brilliant bowling from Kyle Wiggers (4/44) & Ashley Jeffrey (3/25). Bayswater-Morley batters didn't have much luck with the bat either as they were dismissed for 131, earning a first innings win. Liam Dallimore & Simon Ringrose kept South Perth in the game with 4 wickets a-piece. The Bears were up to the task however as another strong bowling effort saw them dismiss South Perth for 171, despite Stuart Smith's gritty knock of 63. Ashley Jeffrey was consistent with figures of 4/24 and was well supported by Callum O'Connor (4/30). Seeking an outright win, Bayswater-Morley's chase was brisk as they chased down the total, scoring 5/143, with Robert Guy (65) leading his team home.
Willetton (10/236 off 78.4 overs) defeated Joondalup (10/165 off 73.5 overs) at Iluka Sports Complex 1
Willetton won the toss and had no hesitation batting first. Despite an early wicket, Iszak Milentis scored 67 opening the batting to provide the Dragons a strong foundation. Joondalup bowlers found form however as Joe Inglis kept picking up regular wickets to earn 5/74 while he was well supported by Harry Larmett's 3/37. Chasing 237 for victory, Joondalup started off well with a 50-run opening stand. However, 2 back to back wickets from Oliver Arkinstall opened the door where Waheguru Dhillon spun a web, picking up 5/38 and Matt Hanna chipped in with 3/65 to dismiss Joondalup for 165.
Melville (10/225 off 74.3 overs) defeated Mount Lawley (10/180 off 58.5 overs & 1/109 off 44.0 overs) at The WACA Ground
Melville won the toss and asked Mount Lawley to bat first in bowling friendly conditions at the WACA Ground. The decision proved fruitful as regular wickets saw the Hawks dismissed for 180, with Mark Turner leading the way with the ball, picking up 4/38 and Blake Reed was impressive with 3/32. The chase was a comfortable one for Melville as skipper Sean Terry (61) led from the front seeing his team home before Mount Lawley bowlers were able to enjoy some success with Liam Purdy picking up 4/73 and Chris Prescott taking 3/62 to dismiss Melville for 225. With the game lost, Mount Lawley batters made use of the remaining overs as Darius D'Silva made 51 to get some runs under his belt.
Perth (10/215 off 82.4 overs & 5/143 dec. off 27.0 overs) defeated Midland-Guildford (10/156 off 39.3 overs & 10/151 off 22.5 overs) Outright at Fletcher Park East
Midland-Guildford won the toss and elected to bowl first on an overcast day. After a modest start, Kyle Christie (2/52) almost earned a hat-trick which saw 3 wickets fall in quick succession. Tom Beaton made further inroads with 3/34 as Jonathan Wells looked to stabilise the innings. Leading from the front, Wells finished up with 114 to propel Perth to 215. Josh Nicholas was too hot to handle as he picked up 4/50 as Midland-Guildford were off to a shaky start. Beaton (36) & Austin Thomas (69) combined for a 103-run partnership to steer the chase before Sean Roberts turned the tables, picking up 4/5 as Midland-Guildford collapsed losing 5 wicket for 7 runs to be dismissed for 156. With a handy lead, Perth pushed for an outright after a brisk innings of 27 overs, scoring 5/143. With 203 runs set to chase, Josh Nicholas again provided a strong start taking 2 early wickets before Tom Beaton smashed it to all parts, scoring 82 off 52 balls. Tracking well at 4/135, Beaton's wicket triggered another Swans collapse with Midland-Guildford losing 6/16, courtesy of a superb bowling performance from Jonathan Wells, who picked up 6/34 in a remarkable game of individual excellence to turn the game for his team and lead them to victory.
Rockingham-Mandurah (8/290 off 100.1 overs) defeated Fremantle (10/208 off 71.0 overs) at Lark Hill Sporting Complex 1
Fremantle won the toss and were keen to bat first. With a steady start, some quick wickets saw the Port stumble. Rockingham-Mandurah bowlers kept picking up regular wickets, with every bowler contributing with a wicket or two to have Fremantle dismissed for 208. With plenty of overs to chase the modest total, Sam Greer took 2 early wickets late on Day 1 to set Mariners off to a shaky start before Teague Wyllie showed incredible maturity to play through until the end of Day 1. 2 early wickets on Day 2 saw Corey Wasley join Wyllie out in the middle. The youngsters, with a combined age of 31 put their talent on full display as they put on a 105-run match winning partnership as Wyllie turned his knock into a marathon innings of 242 balls for 61 runs while Wasley showed great range of shots, scoring 65 off 130 balls. Their efforts saw Rockingham-Mandurah get home when Adam France enjoyed some time out in the middle scoring 67 off 51 balls in an entertaining knock. Josh Chojnowski was impressive for Fremantle as he bowled an incredible 25 overs with 11 maidens for miserly figures of 3/41.
Claremont-Nedlands (10/211 off 82.0 overs) defeated Scarborough (10/152 off 67.2 overs) at Abbett Park East
Winning the toss, Claremont-Nedlands batted first at Abbett Park. Regular wickets kept falling as Nick Hobson top-scored with 45. Lachlan Tyler was continued his sensational start to the season, picking up 6/45 to have the Tigers dismissed for 211. Chasing a tricky total, Scarborough suffered early losses as regular wickets kept falling. Tim David proved to be a golden arm as he inflicted a runout and picked up figures of 4/25 to have the Gulls reeling at 7/50. A lower order knock of 61 from Cooper Connolly gave his team hope as the youngster continued his purple patch but the Tigers bowlers were too good as they wrapped up Scarborough innings for 152 to take home a win.
Subiaco-Floreat (10/184 off 76.5 overs) defeated University (10/146 off 54.3 overs & 0/13 off 10.0 overs) at Floreat Park
University won the toss and elected to bat first at Floreat Park. 2 quick wickets gave Subiaco-Floreat early success before Chris Sabburg played a brisk knock of 55. Sabburg's dismissal triggered a collapse as University lost 7/29 to be dismissed for 146. Hamish McKenzie was the pick of the bowlers for the Lions as he took 5/15. Subiaco-Floreat kept losing regular wickets before McKenzie (43) along with Jason Behrendorff (46) strung together important innings to see the Lions home, Jay Chislett's 4/36 seeing Subiaco-Floreat dismissed for 184.
Wanneroo (3/253 off 60.0 overs) defeated Gosnells (10/228 off 85.1 overs) at Kingsway Sports Ground 1
Gosnells won the toss and elected to bat first. Some good bowling from Wanneroo saw 2 early wickets fall before Fraser Hay's superb 108 put the Hawks back in front. With Lachlan Poulter, Deon Billington & Kelvin Smith picking up 3 wickets a-piece, regular wickets saw the Hawks dismissed for 228. Brenton Williams, on debut took 2 early wickets to make the Roos nervous before the batters got into their work, with Robert Richards (53) & James Newnham (52) playing impressive knocks and Anthony Del Borrello (111*) making absolutely sure the Roos got home to a comfortable win.