Finals spots are
up for grabs in the penultimate round of the 2012-13 WADCCI First
Grade competition which takes place with two days of cricket this weekend.
Indeed, Round 10 results will be decided by Sunday, on an exciting weekend
where the top six make-up will become a lot clearer, with the likes of
Scarborough, Subiaco Floreat, Willetton, Bayswater-Morley, Mount Lawley and
even Fremantle still in the hunt.
Meanwhile, the race for the Kevin Sullivan Silver Cup heats up with the
ladder leaders Melville weakened for their clash with finals hopefuls Mount
Lawley, due to Luke Towers and Ryan Duffield being called up for WA duty.
A Melville slip-up could open the door for either third-placed Joondalup
or second-placed Claremont-Nedlands who meet at Iluka this weekend in the game
of the round.
Joondalup coach Ric Olsen, who will be without Australian Under-19s
batsman Jaron Morgan due to a shoulder injury, said the game was "like a final".
"They (Claremont-Nedlands) are the kind of side you want to come up against and you want
to perform well against," Olsen said.
The Centurions will also be without strike bowler Denver D'Cruz who will
play in the Seconds as he makes his way back after a shoulder problem. Olsen said he was "not far away" from a First Grade return.
The Tigers welcome back Travis Birt in a boost to their batting line-up
after his stint with Khulna Royal Bengals in the Bangladesh Premier League.
Game of the Round:
Joondalup (3rd, DWWWW)
v Claremont-Nedlands (2nd, WWWLW), Iluka
Michael Swart (c), Randall Starr, James Newnham, Clint Tomlinson, Josh Anderson,
James Boyland, Nishant Singh Shekhawat, Garrick Morgan, James Sprague, Josh Inglis
(wk), Clint Hinchliffe
CN: John Bryant,
Hayden Parsons, Daniel Turkich, James Allenby, James Roberts, Tim Macdonald
(c), Chris Brabazon, Steve Eskinazi (wk), Nicholas Hobson, Jeremy Swan, M.
Kelly, Travis Birt
University (16th, LLLLL) v
Fremantle (9th, WWLWW), James Oval
The Port Boys
thrashed Willetton last weekend and if they can claim another outright win at
University they are still a chance to make the finals. However, they'll be
without Warriors Mitch Marsh, Michael Hogan and Tim Armstrong, who made a
positive impact last week. Young all-rounder Ashton Turner will be buoyed by his
debut half-century for WA in the RYOBI Cup on Tuesday.
Uni: Team not
Miles, Tom Triffitt (wk), Matthew Milton, Ashton Turner (c), Daniel Kennedy,
Adam Feeney, Ross Macauley, Chris Davenport, J. Heath, C. Wood, Tim Armstrong, Mitchell
Marsh, Michael Hogan
Mount Lawley (8th, DLLLW)
v Melville (1st, WWWWW), Breckler Park
take on ladder leaders Melville at a good time, with the Storm without key duo
Ryan Duffield and Luke Towers as they are playing for WA in the Bupa Sheffield
Shield but the visitors do welcome back Ben Edmondson after his stint in
Bangladesh ended. Mount Lawley ground out a draw against Joondalup last week,
with Tom Beaton relishing the batsman-friendly conditions at Breckler Park.
They'll be without Matt Dixon, though, due to a season-ending knee injury.
Rakich (c) (wk), Julien Goodall, Tom Beaton, Luke Douglas, Andrew Winton, Paul
Davis, James Baverstock, Dylan Sharman, Charles Lill, Simon Douglas, D. Ferry
Scollay, Drew Porter (c), Ryan James, Ben Brown, Thomas Kerr-Sheppard, Ben
Clarke, Andy Greig (wk), Myles Keyt, Matt Bowdler, Sean Terry, Ben Edmondson
LLWWW) v Midland-Guildford (10th, WWWWL), Hillcrest
week's loss to Scarborough, the Bears' finals hopes are on the line at home to
the in-form Swans, who will be without key fast bowler Burt Cockley who is with
the Warriors. Captain and last round's centurion Stewart Walters will be a key,
while overlooked Warriors duo Marcus North and Nathan Rimmington will be keen
to impress for Bayswater-Morley, with the WA selectors looking favourably on
good District performances.
BM: Team not
Walters (c), Stephen Parry, Phillip Adams, Tom Casey, Scott Baker, Daniel
Susana, Zac Howard, Vivian Jones (wk), J. Baker, J. Wood, D. Moody
Willetton (6th, LWWLL
) v Scarborough (4th, WLLLW)
The Dragons were disappointing last round, going down outright to
Fremantle and need to bounce back. However, the Gulls showed they remain a
top-six force, dispatching of Bayswater-Morley last week. Simon Mackin is a big
absentee for the Dragons.
Kallen Bond, Cameron Bancroft (wk), Reece O'Connell, Kris Elliot (c), Aaron
McCall, James Godfrey, Stephen Ball, Blake Hall, Kalan Joyce, Alex Hepburn,
Branston, Justin Coetzee, Clint Heron (c), Andrew Tye, Andrew Cameron, Ty
Hopes, Jeremy Boyle (wk), Andrew Rule, Nick Jones, J. Wood, Shreyans Jain,
LWLWL) v South Perth (15th, LLLLL), Cresswell Park
The big news
in this contest between two sides set to miss the finals is the return of
Warriors spinner Michael Beer for South Perth after a shoulder injury. With the
finals appearing out of reach for the Mariners they've given a few
opportunities to new players.
Sutton (wk), Craig Simmons (c), Josh Smith, Chris Loveridge, Jayden Derosa,
Tony Coulson, Ben Wright, L. Mead, J. Rogers, D. Hagan, Sam Whiteman, D.
Brown (c), Aaron Brunner, Hilton Cartwright, Connor Ryan (wk), Michael Beer,
Blake Reed, Simon Ringrose, Tom Leaver, Marshall Hood, Antony Radunovich, A.
Subiaco Floreat (5th,
WLLLW) v Wanneroo (13th, LLWLL), Floreat Park Oval
revived their finals hopes with last round's win over Gosnells and they can
reinstate their top-six status against the struggling reigning premiers. Subi
will be without skipper David Bandy who is over east for a wedding, while Jason
Behrendorff (hip) and Nathan Coulter-Nile (groin) have injuries. Roos bowler
Jack Cattrall has been training with WA this week and will take confidence from
Malcolm (c), Steven Glew, Chris Hansberry, Anthony Murphy, Matthew Thomson,
Glenn Stockden, Calum How (wk), Ashley Blake, Aaron Lilly, Liam Davis, Ben
Hansberry, Stefan Collins
Del Borrello (c), Joel Charles, Jake Fawcett (wk), Christopher Quelch, Robert
Richards, Jack Cattrall, Kyle Millar, Alex Burton, Gary Atkinson, J. Miller, C.
Gosnells (14th, LWLWL)v Perth (12th, WLWWL)
lowly sides will battle it out as they look ahead to next season. Gosnells
welcome back Matt Leipold but have lost their star performer of the season,
Luke Proctor, as wellas Michael Bailey who is at the Imparja Cup. Perth have
brought in Michael Grzinic and Josh Nicholas.
D'Arcy Short, Anthony Caddy (c), Craig Jensen (wk), Matthew Goes, Brett Bayley,
Matt Hanna, Derek Bland, Blair Dalton, R. James-Buckley, Matt Leipold, D.
Christiaan Moir (c) (wk), Andrew McLean, Jacob Snadden, Royce Blight, Jack
McIver, Luke Jury, Angus Webster, Matthew Spriegel, James McAuliffe, Michael
Grzinic, J. Nicholas