KMPG Statewide T20 finalists Melville and Bayswater-Morley
will meet again in the decider of the 50-over One Day League on Sunday 10
February after both won through to the final on Sunday.
The Storm accounted for Rockingham-Mandurah, who were also
T20 semifinalists, by 124 runs at Lark Hill on Sunday.
Meanwhile at Hillcrest, the Bears were too good for
Claremont-Nedlands on Sunday, triumphing by 97 runs.
Melville, who are top of the First Grade table and already
won the T20 competition, were too strong for the Mariners, with opener Luke
Towers making an impressive 76 as they made 8-262 from their 50 overs after
Rockingham-Mandurah skipper Craig Simmons had won the toss and sent them in to
Sean Terry and Tom Scollay both fell cheaply, but Towers
anchored the innings while there were good contributions from Mark Turner (43),
who hit three sixes, and Matthew Bowdler (31*) too, with Simmons the best of
the bowlers with 2-40 from his 10 overs.
In reply, Drew Porter and Tom Kerr-Sheppard got rid of the
openers to leave Rockingham-Mandurah 2-5 early in the piece and they never
Myles Keyt claimed the important wicket of Simmons for 15
off 29 deliveries, while Tony Coulson (28) and Ben Wright (29) showed the most
fight for the Mariners, but it was in vain as Tom Scollay (3-34) came into the
attack to clean up the tail.
At Hillcrest, Tim McDonald took two early wickets before
Nathan Rimmington made an excellent 64, while Ryan Phillimore and Grant Thistle
provided good support as they managed 206.
Despite the average score, the Bears' attack were too good,
with T20 final man-of-the-match Ross Loiacono taking 3-27 as the Tigers were
rolled for just 109, with Nick Hobson offering the only resistance with an
The Storm and Bears will now face off in the decider on
Sunday 10 February at the WACA Ground.
The Colts final will be held on Sunday 17 February at a neutral venue, between Joondalup and South Perth.
(Rimmington 64, Phillimore 43; McDonald 2-13, Allenby 2-26) def
Claremont-Nedlands 109 (Hobson 41*; Loiacono 3-27, O'Connor 2-4, M. Todd 2-30)
Melville 8-262 (Towers
76, Turner 43; Simmons 2-40) def Rockingham-Mandurah 138 (Wright 29; Scollay
3-34, Keyt 2-23, Kerr-Sheppard 2-24)