Alcohol.Think Again WA Premier Cricket
Elimination Finals - Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th March 2021 - Two-Day Match
First Grade Review
It was a hotly contested first week of finals in WA Premier Cricket, as top 6 teams were reduced to final 4 in an exciting round of results. 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 (3/187 off 52.0 overs) defeated Fremantle (10/88 off 52.0 overs) at Cresswell Park
Claremont-Nedlands won the toss and asked Fremantle to bat first. The decision was very fruitful as Brad Hope produced a stunning spell of 5/27, ably supported by Tim David (3/27) to skittle the Port batting for a low score of 88. The chase was simple and emphatic as Cameron Steel finished with 77* while both Hope & David scored 42 & 41 respectively in a dominant all-round performance resulting in a swift win on Day 1.
Willetton (8/358 off 90.0 overs) defeated Rockingham-Mandurah (10/186 off 69.2 overs) at Lark Hill Sporting Complex 1
Rockingham-Mandurah also won the toss and asked Willetton to bat first. Things didn't turn out as the Mariners hoped, with the Dragons piling on runs productively through a string of strong partnerships. Shayne Wornes' 100 led the way as Kallen Bond (88) & Blair Walsh (83) were superb in continuing the charge before a brisk 47* from Brennan Wilson saw Willetton finish with a spectacular total of 358. Rockingham-Mandurah got off to a good start as Nathan Hutchison (77) provided a strong platform. However, the pressure of a steep-chase got to the Mariners batters, with regular wickets seeing them dismissed for 186. Luke Holt (4/50) & Waheguru Dhillon (3/45) spun their way to a comfortable win for Willetton.
Wanneroo (9/226 off 71.5 overs) defeated Perth (10/224 off 81.1 overs) at Fletcher Park East
Wanneroo continued the theme of winning the toss and electing to field first. The decision proved handy as Perth slumped to 3/9, courtesy Matt Dzodzos (3/30) before a stabilising partnership between Adam Disisto (69) & Tom Scollay (71) saw the Demons recover. As they looked to build on, Rob Richards (4/25) made sure the lower order didn't cause any issues as Perth were dismissed for 224. Chasing a respectable total, Wanneroo had an early hiccup as they lost 2/5 at the end of Day 1 as Josh Nicholas (4/60) continued his stellar form. Day 2 saw Wanneroo rebuild as they went on about chasing the target. At 3/102, the game looked firmly in Wanneroo's favour before Jack Baker bowled a magical over, picking up 4 wickets to have the Roos reeling at 7/102. After slumping to 9/168 and an imminent loss in sight, Kelvin Smith produced an innings for the ages, scoring a brilliant unbeaten century (137*), with sheer determination seeing him fittingly hit the winning runs to shock Perth at home and snatch away a win for Wanneroo in a thriller that was nothing short of the match of the season!