Alcohol.ThinkAgain WA Premier Cricket
Round 9 - Saturday 9th January 2021 - One-Day Match
First Grade Review
Premier Cricket resumed into the New Year with plenty of exciting high-scoring limited-overs action in Round 9 of the Senior Men's First Grade Competition. 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 (7/257 off 48.1 overs) defeated Melville (8/255 off 50.0 overs) at Hillcrest Reserve Lower
Winning the toss, Melville had no hesitation in batting first on a good looking Hillcrest pitch. Sean Terry led from the front, scoring a superb unbeaten 120 off 137 balls to propel his team to a strong total of 255. Some good bowling from Kyle Wiggers (3/43) & Grant Thistle (3/49) saw other batters kept to limited contributions. Taking on the chase, Christian Smith also played a captain's knock of 91, along with useful contributions from rest of the middle order to edge Bayswater-Morley over the line in a high-scoring game. Melville youngster Mahli Beardman was impressive with 4/48.
Claremont-Nedlands (4/208 off 46.3 overs) defeated Wanneroo (9/207 off 50.0 overs) at Cresswell Park
Wanneroo elected to bat first after winning the toss. Robert Richards continued his consistent form with 65 opening the batting. James Newnham also scored 50 to pick from where he left off in Round 8. Some strong bowling however, saw other batters restricted to very small contributions, with Cameron Steel (3/28) leading the way with the ball for Claremont-Nedlands. Chasing a modest total, the Tigers made light work of the chase. Skipper Nick Hobson (91) & Brad Hope (70) combined for a dominant 147-run partnership to secure an easy win.
Fremantle (5/338 off 50.0 overs) defeated Willetton (8/267 off 50.0 overs) at The WACA Ground
The WACA Ground looked pristine as Fremantle won the toss and elected to bat first. Skipper Jake Carder continued his sensational season with a belligerent knock of 168, smacking the ball to all parts as Fremantle amassed 338. Carder was well-supported by impressive knocks from Bayley Holman (68) & Sam Whiteman (45). Responding to a steep chase, Jacob Headland (3/28) made early in-roads before Iszak Milentis (52) & Shayne Wornes (57) stabilised the innings. Blair Walsh also got amongst the runs with 55 while Waheguru Dhillon played an impressive cameo of 42. Despite their best efforts, the Port bowlers kept the Dragons at bay, with Kaiden Cookson supporting Headland with 3/41 as Fremantle won by a huge margin.
Midland-Guildford (8/123 off 40.4 overs) defeated Gosnells (10/122 off 45.2 overs) at Sutherlands Park 1
Gosnells won the toss and elected to bat first. Things quickly turned sour as regular wickets kept falling, resulting in Hawks being dismissed for 122. Zac Howard led the bowling efforts for Midland-Guildford with 3/44. A few early wickets in the chase made things interesting as Fraser Hay snuck 3/18 to keep things interesting in the middle before Midland-Guildford reached the target with two wickets to spare in a close finish.
South Perth (8/243 off 50.0 overs) defeated Mount Lawley (8/195 off 50.0 overs) at Breckler Park 1
Mount Lawley won the toss and asked South Perth to bat first. The batters obliged, putting on an opening stand of 122. Brooke Guest (89) & Daniel Moore (66) propelled the total to 243. Chris Prescott was impressive for Mount Lawley, taking 4/40. Early wickets hampered the Hawks' chase as Chris Evans (59) & Darius D'Silva (75*) valiantly tried to chase down the total. However, Jacob Mulder picked up 4/43, to keep Mount Lawley restricted to 195 with some tight bowling.
Perth (9/212 off 47.4 overs) defeated Joondalup (10/211 off 49.5 overs) at Fletcher Park East
Joondalup were asked to bat first by Perth. The decision proved fruitful as early wickets saw Joondalup stumble to 5/41. Liam Guthrie impressed with 3/38 before Jake Riccardi played an impressive rescue knock in the lower order, scoring 65 to push Joondalup to a respectable score of 211. Perth started the chase well as Sam Fanning (49) & Sean Roberts (50) kept the score ticking along. Jake Zsilinszky (3/44) took crucial wickets as the middle order stumbled, before the lower orders snuck the Demons over the line with 1 wicket to spare in a thrilling finish.
Subiaco-Floreat (6/268 off 50.0 overs) defeated Rockingham-Mandurah (10/179 off 43.3 overs) at Lark Hill Sporting Complex 1
Subiaco-Floreat won the toss and batted first to put together a strong total of 268. Geremy Fatouros (48), Ben Tredget (55) & Tim Monteleone (72) got amongst the runs as Aaron Burrage led the bowling efforts for Rockingham-Mandurah with 3/43. With a tough chase at hand against a strong bowling attack, Teague Wyllie played a gritty knock of 43 and Samuel Day made 40 but the Mariners were dismissed for 179 as the Lions cruised home with a win. Chris Hansberry took 3/46 as he led Subiaco-Floreat's bowling attack.
University (3/223 off 50.0 overs) defeated Scarborough (10/143 off 43.4 overs) at James Oval (UWA)
James Oval's pitch looked a belter so University had no hesitation in batting first. Viv Paver scored a superb 101 as he was well-supported by skipper Matt Birrell (47) & Charlie Stobo (50), putting up a respectable total of 223. Defending the total, the University bowlers ran through the Scarborough batting order with Jacob Johnston the sole resistor with 45, with Gulls being dismissed for 143. Bayley Richards took 4/21 and James Kirwan took 4/32 in a dominant all-round performance from University.