Colts final
South Metropolitan Cricket Association (SMCA) were crowned Colts Premiers, following a thrilling one-run victory over the West Australian Suburban Turf Cricket Association (WASTCA).

SMCA were sent into bat after losing the toss, and had a tough start with opener Jordan Middleton being dismissed for a duck.

Brad Ward (27) helped to steady the ship and was supported by teammate Tomas Frantom (15) but the side were unable to create a strong partnership and finished with a total of 119.

Chasing 120 to win, WASTCA got off to a rough start with openers Lachlan Fraser (7) and Connor Boyle (1) falling cheaply.

Middle-order batsman Zain Ul-Hassan (49) put in a solid effort but tight bowling from Jarrad King and Matthew Lockyer, who both finished with figures of 3-23 off four overs, reeled WASTCA back in.

The fight for the win came down to the last ball. SMCA’s Ben McGilvray caught Charlie Gent (7) out in his last-ditch effort to secure the one-run victory.

North Suburban Community Cricket Association

Veterans final
North Suburban Community Cricket Association (NSCCA) claimed the veterans title with a nine-run win over Perth Swan Cricket Association (PSCA).

After winning the toss and electing to bat first, NSCCA got off to a strong start with openers Chris Pavitt (19) and Leigh Rakich (25) putting in the hard yards.

Despite a great bowling performance from PSCA’s Paul Fernie (3-23), NSCCA finished the innings at 6-133.

PSCA got off to a flying start with openers Mark Ennis (20) and Darren Kavanagh (20) putting early runs on the board.

Tight bowling from Michael Hansen (4-21) and Mike Cordell (4-16) wreaked havoc on PSCA’s middle order, who fell short of their target finishing on 124.

West Australian Suburban Turf Cricket Association

Seniors final
The last match of the day saw South Metropolitan Cricket Association (SMCA) came up against five-time champions West Australian Suburban Turf Cricket Association (WASTCA) in the seniors final.

After winning the toss and electing to bat first,

It was a horror start for SMCA who lost both openers for ducks. Aiden Anthony tried to steady the ship scoring 16 off 14 balls but his wicket led to a lower order collapse, leaving SMCA all out for 80 at the 19th over.

WASTCA openers Yahya Ali (23) and Jacob Johnson (25) came out firing with the bat, both players smacking three fours and a massive six apiece.

Their performance with the willow made short work of the chase and guided the side to a win in the 10th over.

CricketWest President Brad Pearce said it was a great day out at the WACA Ground which included plenty of highlights.

“The Belt Up CricketWest Cup is an opportunity for each community cricket association in the metropolitan area to showcase their talent within community cricket,” Pearce said.

“It provides an opportunity for players across a number of teams to come together as one and represent their respective association.

“A couple of highlights from this season’s cup was the re-introduction of colts back into the competition, culminating in a thrilling match going down to the last ball.

“It showcased the emerging young talent in community cricket and presents a strong talent development pathway from the colts through to the senior competition.

“The opportunities to play at the home of cricket, the WACA Ground, has significantly increased our participation levels within community cricket and in particular, the Belt Up CricketWest Cup.”