Alcohol.ThinkAgain WA Premier Cricket
Round 8 - Saturday 12th & 19th December 2020 - Two-Day Match
First Grade Review
Round 8 of the 2020/21 Alcohol Think.Again WA Premier Cricket season saw some mixed performances with bat and ball, as the competition went into the Christmas/New Year's break. Follow the full scores on MyCricket or visit the Premier Cricket Match Centre for highlights and video clips of some of the action!
South Perth (10/205 off 80.3 overs & 1/38 off 14.0 overs) defeated Fremantle (10/116 off 46.0 overs) at Richardson Park 1
South Perth made most of the good conditions after winning the toss and batting first to put a competitive total of 205, courtesy of a mature knock of 76 by Tim Hale. Sam Greer & Jacob Headland were impressive for Fremantle with 3 wickets a-piece. Fremantle's response was a timid one as Jake Carder (40) was the sole batter to offer some resistance amongst a regular flow of wickets, which saw the Port dismissed for 116. Liam Dallimore was brilliant in picking up 5/67 and was ably supported by an impressive 4/26 from Alex Bevilaqua.
Subiaco-Floreat (10/171 off 55.3 overs) defeated Gosnells (10/126 off 76.5 overs & 1/57 off 19.0 overs) at Sutherlands Park 1
Subiaco-Floreat won the toss and asked Gosnells to bat first. The decision proved fruitful as the Hawks were bundled out for 126, with Hamish McKenzie (3/17) & Michael Hart (3/36) leading the charge for the Lions. The chase was off to a modest start before Nick Farmer's superb spell of 4/47 triggered a middle-order collapse for Subiaco-Floreat. Conor Moldrich played a crucial knock of 52 in the lower order to rescue his team and get the Lions home, eventually being dismissed all out for 171.
Rockingham-Mandurah (8/282 dec. off 83.5 overs) defeated Melville (10/180 off 72.5 overs) at Tompkins Park 1
Winning the toss, Melville had no hesitation in batting first. Regular wickets kept falling as Sean Terry top-scored with 48, with Storm all out for 180. Adam France was the pick of the bowlers for Rockingham-Mandurah, taking 3/33. A few quick wickets saw the chase off to a tricky start before a solid partnership by skipper Aaron Burrage (58) & Callum Austen (109*) saw the innings stabilised. Damien Burrage (81) finished off the job as Austen remained unbeaten to see the Mariners finish with 8/282 declared to sail home the win.
Bayswater-Morley (7/283 off 85.2 overs) defeated Midland-Guildford (10/282 off 87.4 overs) at Lilac Hill 1
Midland-Guildford won the toss and and elected to bat first on a good looking Lilac Hill pitch. The decision was positive as they finished with a strong total of 282, with Keaton Critchell (65) & Ross Knoll (55) getting amongst the runs for a solid opening partnership. Mitchell Todd was impressive for Bayswater-Morley, taking 5/89. In response, the Bears were emphatic as the Robert Guy, Lane Berry, Aaron Todd & Christian Smith notched up half-centuries to see the Bears home in a close-fought win.
Scarborough (10/140 off 46.3 overs) defeated Mount Lawley (10/131 off 65.3 overs & 2/103 off 39.0 overs) at Abbett Park East
Mount Lawley won the toss and elected to bat first. A horror start saw them slump to 6/51 before being eventually dismissed for 131. Liam Stevens & Corey Young were superb for Scarborough, picking up 4 wickets each. The Hawks were gallant in their defence of the total as some superb bowling from Chris Prescott (6/57) saw the Gulls slump to 9/96 before a responsible lower-order knock of 53 by Lachlan Knight saw the Gulls over the line, before being dismissed for 140.
Claremont-Nedlands (8/317 off 90.0 overs) defeated University (10/267 off 87.4 overs) at The WACA Ground
Claremont-Nedlands won the toss and batted first in pristine WACA conditions. Cameron Steel played a marathon knock of 126 off 254 balls and was well-supported by Jacob Whiteaker (50) in a strong opening stand and then a brisk knock of 75 off 66 by Harry Crane down the order to take the Tigers to an imposing total of 317. University's chase was spirited but fell well-short of the steep total as Viv Paver impressed with a superb knock of 102, with University finishing up on 267.
Wanneroo (5/235 off 87.0 overs) defeated Joondalup (10/220 off 67.3 overs) at Kingsway Sports Ground 1
Winning the toss, Joondalup elected to bat first and were off to a reasonable start. Jaron Morgan continued on his impressive form with an entertaining knock of 109 which propelled Joondalup to 220 before being dismissed. Kelvin Smith led the bowling for Wanneroo with 3/47. Wanneroo were up to the task in the chase despite a shaky start of 4/39. A 156-run 5th wicket partnership, all but secured the win with James Newnham smashing 121 and Kyle Millar scoring 59 to take Roos to the win.
Willetton (7/248 off 70.0 overs) defeated Perth (10/233 off 76.2 overs) at Burrendah Park 1
Perth had no hesitation in batting first after winning the toss. A reasonable start Perth string together some important partnerships before a middle and lower-order collapse saw the Demons dismissed for 233. Waheguru Dhillon (4/85) & Nicholas Blazevich (3/35) were pick of the bowlers for Willetton. Perth were off to a cruisy start as Josh Nicholas (5/91) ripped through the Dragons top-order. Shayne Wornes (90) & Waheguru Dhillon (49) then combined for a match-winning partnership of 106 that pushed the Dragons over the line in a close-fought contest.