Claremont Nedlands (1st) v Mount Lawley (10th) at Creswell Park:
Umpires: M Hall-J Buscall
Claremont Nedlands: Chris Brabazon(c), Daniel Turkich, James Allenby, Jacob Whiteaker, Nicholas Hobson, Haydan Morton, Tim David, Christopher Simpson, Cameron Steel, Bradley Hope, Joel Paris.
Mount Lawley: Shane Rakich(c), Tom Beaton, James Newnham, Oliver Mouchemore, Dylan Sharman, Liam Purdy, Justin Kandiah, Ian Fishman, Mohamed Ijaz, Matthew Taylor, Tristan Hobley.
Milestones: James Allenby (CN) passed 7000 runs, Jacob Whiteaker (CN) passed 3000, Haydan Morton (CN) about to pass 100 wickets.
Claremont Nedlands kept its unbeaten streak alive with a solid first innings win over Rockingham Mandurah, while Mount Lawley suffered a first innings defeat at the hands of Subiaco Floreat. It will be a tough ask for the Hawks, but if they are to pull off an upset, they will need a strong contribution from their bowling attack, with Matthew Taylor and co looking to grab early wickets.
Fremantle (9th) v Gosnells (13th) at Stevens Reserve West:
Umpires: J Hewitt-T Krink
Fremantle: Ashton Turner(c), Brayden Sutton, Ross Macauley, Daniel Kennedy, Matthew Micale, Chris Davenport, Jarryd McPhee, Josh Chojnowski, Zach Ferris, Mitchell Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Timothy Miles.
Gosnells: Matthew Leipold(c), Timothy Hale, Ben Green, Jonathon Crowe, David Roberts, Brandon Jacobs, Ryan James-Buckley, Aaron Keverne-Onyon, Jeremy McFarlane, Chris Prescott, Jaxom Rose.
Milestones: Ben Green (G) personal best 72 runs, Ryan James-Buckley (G) about to pass 100 catches.
Fremantle dropped to ninth on the ladder after suffering a first innings defeat to Perth in Round 5, while Gosnells secured its first win of the season, upsetting Joondalup, with a first innings win. Gosnells will be looking to keep its moment going, with Ben Green and Jonathon Crowe in fine form with the bat. Fremantle, however, boosted by the inclusions of Shaun and Mitch Marsh, will need a more rounded performance to make sure it doesn’t slip further down the ladder.
Joondalup (16th) v Bayswater Morley (8th) at Iluka Sports Complex 1:
Umpires: D Skinn-M Hooper
Joondalup: Michael Johnson(c), Andrew South, Garrick Morgan, Clinton Hinchliffe, Jaron Morgan, Thomas Russell, Jake Zsilinszky, Jake Riccardi, Simon Branston, Harry Larmett, Joe Inglis.
Bayswater Morley: Liam O'Connor(c), Aaron Todd, Tim Smithies, Jake Lewis, Mitchell Todd, Robert Guy, Ross Loiacono, Ashley Jeffrey, Travis Keys, Jonty Wilde, Rhys Hampson.
Milestones: Michael Johnson (J) passed 5000 runs, Clint Hinchliffe (J) about to pass 2000 runs, Mitchell Todd (BM) passed 2000 runs, Rhys Hampson (BM) passed 1000 runs, Tim Smithies (BM) personal best 105 runs, Ashley Jeffery (BM) personal best 5-56, Aaron Todd (BM) about to pass 100 catches.
Both sides endured poor losses in Round 5. Joondalup slumped to the bottom of the ladder following its mediocre first innings loss to Gosnells, while Bayswater Morley fell from third to eighth after its upset loss to University. Although struggling for traction with the bat in Round 5, the Bears still boast a terrific batting line up. Joondalup will need to quell the influence of Tim Smithies, after his brilliant knock of 105 in Round 5.
Midland Guildford (12th) v Wanneroo (15th) at Lilac Hill 1:
Umpires: T Steenholdt-R Garlett
Midland Guildford: Dominic Sibley(c), Ashley Mucciarone, Michael Olsen, Keaton Critchell, Thomas Gosling, Hayden Cobley, Julian Crudeli, Charlie Cassell, Stewart Walters, Adam Faulkner, Jordan Mast.
Wanneroo: Christian Smith(c), Matthew Spoors, Robert Richards, Max Holden, Kyle Millar, Jack Cattrall, Jacob Johnston, Haydn Slodecki, Christopher Quelch, Mathew Dzodzos, John Walter.
Midland Guildford suffered an outright loss at the hands of Willetton in Round 5, while Wanneroo endured a disappointing first innings loss to bottom-placed Scarborough. Both sides struggled for momentum with the bat during their respective losses and will be looking for a more rounded performance.
Scarborough (14th) v University (7th) at Abbett Park East:
Umpires: J Taylor-S Lamb
Scarborough: Josh Philippe(c), Jeremy Boyle, Liam Stevens, Liam Knight, Lochie Hardy, Lance Morris, Samuel Moylan, Cody Rose, Nicholas Maiolo, Ryan Knight, Oliver Westbury.
University: William Bosisto(c), Matthew Birrell, Viv Paver, Alex Rose, Rex Strickland, Josh Dallimore, Joshua Mason, Sean Stuart, Max Hope, George Bartlett, Daniel Moore
Milestones: Lochie Hardy (S) personal best 64 runs, Viv Paver (U) just passed 50 catches.
Scarborough won its first match of the season with a first innings victory over Wanneroo, while University also enjoyed an upset win over third-placed Bayswater Morley. Both sides had strong input from their respective bowling attacks in Round 5, while the duel between Lochie Hardy and Josh Dallimore will go a long way to deciding this match.
Subiaco Floreat (6th) v Perth (5th) at Floreat Park Oval:
Umpires: A Micenko-C Pelpola
Subiaco Floreat: Christopher Hansberry(c), Anthony Murphy, Hamish McKenzie, Calum How, Aaron Lilly, Tim Monteleone, Cameron Green, Geremy Fatouros, Michael Hart, Jack Retallack, Lucas Martin.
Perth: Luke Jury(c), Jonathan Wells, Dain Moreton, Sean Roberts, Jacob Snadden, Josh Nicholas, Adam Wheater, Aidan Enright, Dean Nelson, Kyle Gardiner, Alex Calmy.
Milestones: Chris Hansberry (SF) about to pass 5000 runs, Calum How (SF) about to pass 3000 runs and 150 catches, Andrew Holder (SF) about to pass 100 wickets.
Both sides obtained first innings victories in Round 5, with the Lions defeating Mount Lawley and Perth defeating Fremantle. The clash between fifth and sixth looms as an important one in the context of the season. The battle between Perth’s Bowlers and the Lions batsmen will go a long way to deciding this match.
South Perth (4th) v Rockingham Mandurah (11th) at Richardson Park 1:
Umpires: J Paterson-T Rann
South Perth: Hugh Brown(c), Brandon Guest, Hilton Cartwright, Robert Jones, Darius D'Silva, Brooke Guest, Chris Chellew, Braydon Meuleman, Jackson Edmondstone, Alex Bevilaqua, Simon Ringrose.
Rockingham Mandurah: Ed Pollock(c), Tyler Robertson, Kane Standing, Damien Burrage, Aaron Burrage, Nathan Hutchison, Nick Willis, Eric Botha, Adam France, Leon Coombs, Ryan Done.
Milestones: Simon Ringrose (SP) 50 matches, Alex Bevilaqua (SP) personal best 60 runs, Brooke Guest (SP) passed 50 dismissals and about to pass 1000 runs, Dane Ugle (RM) took a hat-trick.
Rockingham Mandurah faces a monumental task against the fourth-placed South Perth, after losing to Claremont Nedlands in the first innings. South Perth, however, will be full of confidence after recording its second win in a row, with a confident first innings win over Melville. Simon Ringrose and Dane Ugle are in tremendous form with the ball for their respective sides and loom as the danger men in this match.
Willetton (2nd) v Melville (3rd) at Burrendah Reserve 1:
Umpires: J Sherry-F Davis.
Willetton: Kallen Bond(c), Iszak Milentis, Kris Elliot, D'Arcy Short, Aaron Hardie, Will Rhodes, Stuart Biss, Brennan Wilson, Prad Gunaratne, Matthew Hanna, Aaron McCall.
Melville: Luke Towers(c), Drew Porter, Adam Voges, Thomas Kerr-Sheppard, Matthew Wiley, Ryan Duffield, Mark Turner, Tom Scollay, Blake Reed, Fraser Hay, Bryce Jackson.
Milestones: Matt Hanna (W) recorded the best match bowling figures (13-85) by any player in Willetton’s club history, Sean Brennan (W) 50 matches, Kallen Bond (W) passed 3000 runs, Brennan Wilson (W) about to pass 100 dismissals, Ryan Duffield (M) passed 2000 runs, Adam Voges (M) about to pass 6000 runs.
Willetton shot to second on the ladder following its brilliant outright win over Midland Guildford, while Melville suffered its first loss of the season, going down to South Perth in the first innings. Matt Hanna has been in ominous form with the ball, taking 13-85 in a club record performance during Round 5. The Melville batsmen will be looking to get on top of Hanna early to limit his influence on the match.