University finished with a modest 214 after batting for the majority of day one, while Bayswater Morley ended the day on 0-5 with Aaron Todd and Rhys Hampson at the crease.
“We are pretty happy with where we are positioned in the match. We’re just going to focus on a couple of decent partnerships and hopefully not lose clumps of wickets at a time.”
- Bayswater Morley coach Justin Cantrill
Claremont Nedlands 0-42 (Whiteaker 24no, Steel 12no) v Rockingham Mandurah 254 (Reyne 84, Burrage 59, Morton 4-56), Creswell Park
This match is precariously placed, with Rockingham Mandurah scoring a solid 254, before Claremont Nedlands responded powerfully with 0-42 at the end of day one. The Mariners will need a strong bowling performance from Ugle and co if they are to contain Claremont Nedlands’ deep batting line up and win this match.
“We’ll be chasing early wickets in the first session to give ourselves a chance. We will be looking to form some good bowling partnerships with our young attack.”
- Rockingham Mandurah coach Kris Kennedy
Joondalup 268 (Johnson 91, Hinchliffe 53, Keverne-Onyon 3-71) v Gosnells 0-0, Iluka Sports Complex 1
Joondalup put itself in a commanding position after batting out the entirety of day one, scoring a round-high 268. Gosnells will need a stronger contribution from its lower order batsmen if they are any chance to win this difficult match. If Gosnells’ top four of Matthew Leipold, Ben Green, Timothy Hale and Jonathon Crowe don’t score the bulk of the runs in this chase, then it will be hard to see Gosnells winning its first match of the season.
“We were a bit disappointed with the first half of the day, but happy that we took the game on and rolled their last six wickets for 67 or 68."
- Gosnells coach Danny Nereltis
Midland Guildford 107 (Olsen 18, Critchell 15, Hanna 6-41) v Willetton 2-70 (Johnston 41no, Elliot 13, Critchell 1-19), Lilac Hill 1
Willetton are in the enviable position of 2-70 after tearing through Midland Guildford’s line up, leaving them all out for a paltry 107. Willetton’s Matt Hanna was on fire, ripping through Midland Guildford’s line up with figures of 6-41
“Our approach wouldn’t change no matter what the total is so we’ll just chase down those 30 odd runs and go from there. We are pretty pleased with the way the game is going.”
- Willetton coach Aaron Harwood
Mount Lawley 167 (Sharman 71, Rakich 30, Hansberry 3-40) v Subiaco Floreat 0-0, Breckler Park 1
Mount Lawley struggled for any momentum on day one against Subiaco Floreat. Although managing to bat for the entirety of the day, the Hawks could only manage 167, largely due to Dylan Sharman and Shane Rakich’s efforts. The Lions will be looking to chase the target down quickly to get a result in this match.
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Perth 208 (Wells 45, Garland 32no, Chojnowski 3-38) v Fremantle 0-0, Fletcher Park East
Perth struggled to a total of 208 after a wet opening day against Fremantle, while Josh Chojnowski and Jarryd McPhee were constantly threatening with the ball, taking three wickets each. Fremantle will be looking for a quick start through Jake Carder and Daniel Kennedy, while also hoping to form a few strong batting partnerships throughout the run chase.
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Melville 95 (Turner30, Porter 17, Ringrose 4-23) v South Perth 4-70 (D’Silva 35, Guest 22no, Benequista 2-4), Richardson Park 1
South Perth are in a fantastic position at 4-70 following Melville’s small total of 95 at the end of day one. South Perth youngsters Brandon Guest and Chris Chellew will start day two at the crease, where they will launch into the run chase.
“It’s going to be a tough hour to get through their bowling attack. We’ve got some young batters at the crease and even though it’s a small total to chase, it’ll be tough for them being in that position for the first time.”
- South Perth coach Bret Mulder
Wanneroo 171 (Cattrall 41, Walter 41, Tye 5-40) v Scarborough 1-78 (Maiolo 40no, Hardy 30no, Cattrall 1-12), Kingsway 1
Scarborough are in the box seat against Wanneroo after day one, trailing by just 93 runs after bowling Wanneroo out for 171. Nicholas Maiolo and Lochie Hardy will start at the crease on day two after finishing day one on 40 and 30 respectively. Scarborough will look to push its advantage early and win its first match of the season.
“We’ve probably got a slight advantage in the match, even though we still have 93 runs to chase. We’ve got Maiolo and Hardy in at the moment, so they just need their mindset to be starting again like they’re on 0. Just take their time to get in, get set and we’ll be well on our way to our first victory.”
- Scarborough coach Wes Robinson