Claremont Nedlands 2-177 (Whiteaker 82no, Paris 70, Guy 1-14) defeated Bayswater Morley 176 (Berry 42, Todd 41, Hitchcock 2-25), Cresswell Park
Claremont Nedlands have shot through to the One Day Grand Final after a dominant eight-wicket win over Bayswater Morley in the Elimination Final.
After winning the toss and electing to bat, the Bears struggled to find consistency early in their innings.
Captain Mitchell Todd anchored the first half of the innings for the Bears, scoring 41 from 57 as Bayswater Morley struggled to 5-92, however, Aaron Todd and Oliver Stone came and went quickly.
A substantial 52-run eighth-wicket partnership between Lane Berry and Steve Tompsett helped the visitors creep towards a defendable total, but they went from 8-162 to all out for 176, leaving the bowlers with a challenging defence.
The Tigers' response to the chase was emphatic.
Joel Paris and Jacob Whiteaker blasted 160 runs during their first wicket partnership to effectively take the match out of the Bears’ hands.
Paris was eventually dismissed after a brutal 70 runs, with eight boundaries coming from his superb knock.
Whiteaker continued the push to victory with James Allenby, securing the win in the 40th over as he ended the day unbeaten on 82.
The stunning win sets up a tantalising clash with Willetton in the One Day Grand Final.