Saturday 10 November 
2 Day Game

Fremantle 187(cc) (Kennedy 59, Davenport 40, M.Todd 3-4) v Bayswater Morley 5-69 (A.Todd 22, Loiacono 21, Chojnowski 3-26), Stevens Reserve
Fremantle appear to be in control against Bayswater Morley, after an eventful first day of action at Stevens Reserve. The Bears’ tail-enders will need to navigate through a barrage of attacks early in the day if Bayswater Morley are to have any chance of sneaking away with an unlikely victory.

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Gosnells 187 (Green 50, Leipold 26, Lilly 7-44) v Subiaco Floreat 3-63 (Lilly 31no, McKenzie 15no, Prescott 3-6), Sutherlands Park
Subiaco Floreat look to have the edge against Gosnells in a close battle at Sutherlands Park following day one. With a further 125 runs to chase down for victory, the Lions will be hoping Aaron Lilly and Hamish McKenzie can knock off the bulk of the runs and secure the first innings victory without too much fuss.

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Mount Lawley 0-7 (Newnham 4no, Evans 2no) v Wanneroo 280 (Thompson 84, Millar 55, Pabla 3-31), Breckler Park
Wanneroo has put the onus squarely on Mount Lawley’s batsmen after posting a more than handy 280 runs following some solid middle order batting and a tremendous third-wicket partnership. Corey Evans and James Newnham will resume at the crease for the Hawks and will need to get themselves set, before launching into a long run chase.

“They scored around 350 runs last week, so we are very aware that they have the capacity to bat days out. We’re going to try and tie them down a bit and hopefully force them into making some mistakes.”
- Wanneroo head coach Joel Charles

Rockingham Mandurah 8-318(cc) (Simmons 60, Robertson 60, Howard 2-38) v Midland Guildford 0, Lark Hill
Rockingham Mandurah has continued its impressive start to the Premier Cricket season, posting an imposing total of 318. Midland Guildford desperately need to find support for Keaton Critchell and Austin Thomas with the bat, if it is any chance to chase down a whopping 318 runs and secure its first victory of the season.

“We’re Just going to try build some partnerships with the ball. I think spin is going to take over in the middle overs, so hopefully the boys can get some early wickets and we can bowl them all out.”
- Rockingham Mandurah head coach Kris Kennedy

Scarborough v Melville 288 (Terry 73, Turner 63, Stevens 3-69), Abbett Park
Melville has produced a superb 288 runs on the first day of action, thanks to an impressive display of batting by top order batsmen Sean Terry and Brad Turner at Abbett Park. If Scarborough are to chase down another monstrous total, it will again need strong input from Nicholas Maiolo and Jacob Johnston, who have been in great form in recent weeks.

“We’ll set out our usual aims and objectives, hopefully we bat the full allotted overs and if we do that, we should get the win. We’ll go through our processes and hopefully cash in, that’s how our batting group usually approaches it and I don’t think it will change too much.”
- Scarborough head coach Wes Robinson

South Perth 0-22 (Banton 17no, Meuleman 5no) v Joondalup 204 (Hinchliffe 89, Birchall 49, Chellew 6-47), Richardson Park
South Perth look to have the advantage over Joondalup after day one, holding the Centurions to 204 before posting 22 runs at the end of the day’s play. Joondalup has struggled to find a winning combination with the ball recently and will look to Joe Inglis and Clinton Hinchliffe once again to strike early and cast doubt into the mind of South Perth. 

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University 0-12 (Jacks 8no, Stuart 2no) v Claremont Nedlands 283 (Whiteaker 77, Hope 71, Richards 4-57), James Oval
University and Claremont Nedlands are locked in an epic battle following the first day of action at James Oval, with the Tigers posting a solid total of 283. University will look to use a deeper batting line up to its advantage, with David Moody, Will Bosisto and Viv Paver all still to come. One of these clubs will endure their first loss of the year.

“It will be similar to the game plan we had against Joondalup the other week. We will look to bat the day and we’re confident that, if we have wickets in-hand after the tea break, we should be able to come away with a win.”
- University head coach Will Stibbs

Willetton 3-48 (Rhodes 19no, Milentis 19, Nicholas 2-31) v Perth 270 (Snadden 88, Roberts 58, Hepburn 4-36), Burrendah Park
Perth are in a commanding position over Willetton, following a superb day of batting and bowling from the Demons at Burrendah Park. With the Dragons starting the day at 3-48, they will be hoping Will Rhodes and Kallen Bond can withstand the early onslaught as Perth’s bowlers will have their tails up after dominating the final overs last week.

“It’s a bit of a cliché, but we just have to be patient. We’ll stick to our plans, reduce the scoring and hopefully the result will take care of itself.”
- Perth head coach Jason Thompson