Bayswater Morley put itself in a positive position after a gruelling effort with the bat on day one against Scarborough. With Samuel Moylan and Cody Rose at the crease, Scarborough will need to make sure no more early wickets are lost if they are a chance to chase down the Bears’ total.
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Gosnells 149 (Leipold 52, Rose 19no, Duffield 3-28) v Melville 4-99 (Wiley 31no, Porter 31, Rose 2-24), Sutherlands Park
Melville look set for a first innings win following a dominant bowling display on day one against Gosnells. Sitting on 4-99 heading into day two, Melville will be looking to put this game out of reach early and further consolidate its spot in the top six.
“We’ll be taking our time to make sure to get the win. We’re in a similar place to where we were against Rockingham Mandurah earlier in the year and we didn’t execute that plan very well, so we’ll just get through the first 30-45 minutes and go from there.”
Melville head coach Brad Thompson
Joondalup 4-36 (Dixon 16no, Zsilinszky 13, Chislett 3-9) v Mount Lawley 185 (Petta 76, Taylor 35, Larmett 3-27), Iluka Sports Complex 1
Mount Lawley are slightly ahead in its tight tussle with Joondalup after an even day of play. With Joondalup struggling early at 4-36, Jaron Morgan will need to hit his straps quickly if his side are to steal victory.
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Perth 2-121 (Snadden 71no, Nicholas 22, Steel 1-2) v Claremont Nedlands 192 (Hobson 32, Whiteaker 30, Van Galen 3-50), Fletcher Park East
Perth put itself in a terrific position following day one, needing a further 72 runs for victory over Claremont Nedlands. Perth will want to finish this game strongly as they are sitting just outside the top six.
“We just want to stick to what we do and then hopefully bat the day out and not get too ahead of ourselves.”
Perth head coach Jason Thompson
Rockingham Mandurah 1-26 (Pollock 13, Poller 10no, Dallimore 1-14) v University 192 (Birrell 53, Stuart 43, Simmons 4-43), Lark Hill 1
Rockingham Mandurah appear to be well placed at the end of day one, bowling University out for 192. After keeping University to a relatively low total, the Mariners will be confident the likes of Craig Simmons and Vincent Poller will be able to get them over the line for victory.
“I think we’re chasing another 167 runs for victory and we have nine wickets in hand, so we just want find some good partnerships and bat out the day.”
Rockingham Mandurah head coach Kris Kennedy
Subiaco Floreat 9-225(cc) (How 44, Green 41, Millar 3-51) v Wanneroo, Floreat Park Oval
Subiaco Floreat looked to be in control on day one against Wanneroo, batting out the full 90 overs to finish on 9-225. Tail-enders Ashley Blake and Lucas Martin will resume at the crease on day two, hoping to push the total out a little further before the Roos attempt the run chase.
“They’re a very good side, so our discussions revolved around batting in partnerships and not losing wickets in clumps, which has been an issue for us this season.”
Wanneroo head coach Joel Charles
South Perth 4-184 (Jones 63no, Ovens 39, Cassell 1-28) v Midland Guildford 107 (Sibley 32, Cassell 18, Bailey 3-13), Richardson Park 1
South Perth have already wrapped up a first innings victory and will be looking for an outright win over Midland Guildford on day two. Sitting on 4-184, it will be a case of how many runs South Perth will make before sending Midland Guildford back in to bat and attempt the outright win.
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Willetton 245(cc) (Hardie 51, Rhodes 36, Macauley 4-70) v Fremantle 0-31 (Carder 25no, Collova 6no, Bond 0-5), Burrendah Reserve 1
Willetton and Fremantle are evenly matched after a tough first day saw Fremantle finish with 0-31 in response to Willetton’s 245. With Willetton having one of the most potent bowling attacks in the competition, Fremantle will need to continue its good start with the bat and avoid early wickets if they are to claim victory. Fremantle will be boosted by the inclusion of Sam Whiteman to the squad.
“I think we did pretty well last week, keeping them under 250 and starting with 0-31. We’ll have Sam Whiteman back from the Big Bash so that will be a boost. The first session will be important for us so hopefully we can start well and kick on from there.”
Fremantle head coach Joe Piromalli