The game was a high scoring affair in the extreme conditions at Breckler Park which saw both teams work hard with the ball on a very flat wicket and restrict each other to 295 runs.

Both sides had their moments throughout the match but after 180 overs they couldn’t be split, sitting at 9-295 apiece.

Mt Lawley needed just two runs off the final ball, but Willeton’s 16-year-old Blair Walsh was quick in the outfield, sending the ball hit by Hawks’ Stew Walters (73) into the hands of wicket keeper Brennan Wilson, who ripped the bails off before Stew made it back in time.

Willetton CC coach Aaron Hardwood said there were mixed emotions at the end of the game but admitted it was a great match.

“In the end, both teams could probably recall moments in the game that they should have executed better to help have a win however, it was a great game of Premier cricket,” Hardwood said.

Mount Lawley’s coach David Virgo was almost relieved by the result.

“We knew 16 runs were required off the last over, so we took the attitude of we were grateful to get so close and bat our overs,” Virgo said.

“Then when we saw we tied we were almost as happy as if we’d won!”

Mount Lawley’s Batsman Stew Walters who top scored for the side, sits second on the ladder for most centuries made in First Grade Premier Cricket.

The experienced Walters said it was one of the best matches he’s ever played.

“The feeling afterwards was a bit strange considering I was the one to be out on the last ball,” he said.

“I feel I should’ve been able to get us over the line but I was proud of the chase and how we went about it.

“The last over support from our team was incredible! The Hawks have come along way this year in a short space of time.”

This weekend Willetton will face Fremantle at home, while Mount Lawley take on Joondalup at Iluka Sports Complex.