Alcohol.ThinkAgain WA Premier Cricket
Round 6 - Saturday 14th & 21st November 2020 - Two-Day Match (Rescheduled to One-Day)
First Grade Review
Round 6 of the 2020/21 Alcohol Think.Again WA Premier Cricket season was hampered by inclement weather as rain caused significant abandonment of play on Day 1 to result in the fixtures being rescheduled as One-Day matches the following week. Switching to limited-overs mode 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!
Willetton (4/232 off 50.0 overs) defeated South Perth (10/184 off 47.4 overs) at Burrendah Park 1
Winning the toss, Willetton had no hesitation in batting first. Skipper Kallen Bond led by example as he scored a superb 104. With a handy supporting knock of 78 by Shayne Wornes, Dragons finished with a formidable total of 232 off their 50 overs. In a steep chase, Brooke Guest was gallant in his efforts, scoring 76 but he turned out to be a lone contributor as South Perth was dismissed for 184. Skipper Bond led the way with the ball as well, picking up 3/32 in a Player of the Week performance!
Perth (5/188 off 50.0 overs) defeated Scarborough (10/184 off 49.4 overs) at Fletcher Park East
Perth won the toss and elected to bat first. A solid knock of 70 helped the Demons to a total of 188. With a tricky chase at hand for Scarborough, Josh Nicholas ripped through the top order in a sensational spell of 4/35 as regular wickets kept falling. Matt Spoors (40) provided some stability and strung some lower order partnerships before the Perth bowlers struck to have the Gulls dismissed for 184 in a closely fought contest.
Bayswater-Morley (10/158 off 47.4 overs) defeated Claremont-Nedlands (10/121 off 43.4 overs) at Hillcrest Reserve Lower
Bayswater-Morley won the toss and elected to bat first. As they kicked their innings off, regular wickets from Claremont-Nedlands saw the Bears restricted to being all out for 158 courtesy of 3/23 from Cameron Steel. Mitch Todd top-scored with 37. Looking at a reasonably comfortable chase, the Tigers faltered as a sensational opening spell of 3/38 from Ashley Jeffrey saw Claremont-Nedlands stumble. Cameron Steel backed up his bowling efforts with a gritty 40 but that proved insufficient as the Tigers fell well-short due to some superb bowling from a formidable Bears bowling attack.
Subiaco-Floreat (6/260 off 50.0 overs) defeated Midland-Guildford (10/100 off 28.0 overs) at Lilac Hill 1
Subiaco-Floreat were asked to bat first by Midland-Guildford on a pristine Lilac Hill pitch. The openers provided Lions innings a strong foundation before Geremy Fatouros capitalised on opportunities to score an impressive 76 to lead his team to 260 off their 50 overs. Midland-Guildford batting was no match to the Lions bowling as the entire team was dismissed for 100, courtesy 4/10 by Tim Monteleone to take home a dominant win.
Fremantle (9/208 off 50.0 overs) defeated Mount Lawley (7/207 off 50.0 overs) at Stevens Reserve West
Winning the toss, Fremantle batted first on a good looking Stevens pitch. Jake Carder continued his impressive form as he scored 73 to propel the Port total to 208 off their 50 overs. Liam Purdy bowled well for 3/36 off his 10. With a respectable total on board, Mount Lawley's chase would prove to be challenging. Stewart Walters scored 61 opening the batting to provide a strong start before Darius D'Silva scored a brisk 50 to further take the Hawks closer to a win. The Fremantle bowlers persisted with regular wickets and economical bowling as Mount Lawley were left stranded 1 run short in a thrilling win for Fremantle.
Melville (2/90 off 17.4 overs) defeated Joondalup (10/89 off 28.5 overs) at Tompkins Park 1
Melville won the toss and inserted Joondalup in on a tricky Tompkins wicket. The decision proved fruitful as the Storm ripped through the Joondalup batting, with Mark Turner picking up superb figures of 5/28 to dismiss the opposition for a low score of 89. The chase was simple and brisk as Melville got home with plenty of overs to spare.
Wanneroo (7/261 off 50.0 overs) defeated University (10/144 off 40.0 overs) at Kingsway Sports Ground 1
Wanneroo were asked to bat first on a beautiful day at James Oval. The Roos made most of the opportunity as the openers provided a strong start with Kelvin Smith (45), Robert Richards (51), Anthony Del Borrello (62) & Travis Birt (56) all getting amongst the runs to amass a total of 261. With a tough chase at hand, regular wickets kept falling as University were eventually dismissed for 144 courtesy of superb bowling from Kyle Millar & Kelvin Smith taking 3 wickets a-piece.
Rockingham-Mandurah (2/187 off 39.0 overs) defeated Gosnells (6/185 off 50.0 overs) at The WACA Ground
Rockingham-Mandurah asked Gosnells to bat first at the iconic WACA Ground. After a modest start, Luke McNamee provided some stability in the middle, scoring 45 before the Mariners bowlers led by skipper Aaron Burrage (3/31) saw the Hawks restricted to 185. With a tricky chase on hand, Teague Wyllie provided a strong start with the bat, scoring 57 before skipper Burrage finished off an impressive all-round perfmance, scoring a quickfire 85 to take home the win.