Claremont Nedlands (1st) v Melville (5th) at Cresswell Park
Umpires: N Johnstone-T Steenholdt
Claremont Nedlands: Chris Brabazon(c), Daniel Turkich, James Allenby, Jacob Whiteaker, Nicholas Hobson, Haydan Morton, Tim David, Christopher Simpson, Cameron Steel, Thomas May, Bradley Hope, Callum Parker.
Melville: Luke Towers(c), Drew Porter, Adam Voges, Thomas Kerr-Sheppard, Matthew Wiley, Ryan Duffield, Mark Turner, Brad Turner, Tom Scollay, Blake Reed, Fraser Hay.
Milestones: Fraser Hay (M) passed 1000 runs
Preview: Although Claremont Nedlands suffered a tough loss to University in last week’s Elimination Final, the first-place finish ensured the Tigers would push through to the Preliminary Final, while Melville knocked second-placed Willetton out of the finals after a brilliant performance with the bat. The Storm will be keen on producing another 300-plus runs with the bat, as the Tigers’ batting depth has tested most sides this season.
South Perth (3rd) v University (6th) at Richardson Park 1:
Umpires: T Rann-J Hewitt
South Perth: Hugh Brown(c), Trent Ovens, Frederik Klokker, Chris Chellew, Michael Bailey, Simon Ringrose, Brandon Guest, Jacob Mulder, Alex Bevilaqua, Brooke Guest, Darius D'Silva, Hilton Cartwright.
University: William Bosisto(c), Matthew Birrell, Viv Paver, Mitchell Drennan, Josh Dallimore, Jay O'Brien, Robert Honeybul, Daniel Moore, Bailey Richards, Tom Balkwill, Sean Stuart, Joshua Mason, Ashton Agar.
Milestones: Chris Chellew (SP) passed 2000 runs, Viv Paver (U) scored his 5th century
Preview: South Perth comprehensively defeated Perth in the third Elimination final last weekend, while University produced an amazing upset, knocking off the ladder-leading Tigers. In what should be a battle that comes down to the wire, Chris Chellew and Viv Paver will hold the key to this match for their respective sides, as both players have been in white-hot form with ball and bat for their respective sides.