Bayswater Morley 6-216 (M.Todd 62no, Hunwick 55, Hardie 1-16) defeated Willetton 174 (Bancroft 95, Wilson 25, Loiacono 5-47), Hillcrest Lower
Bayswater Morley have pulled off an incredible win, defeating Willetton in the first innings after backing up a positive performance on day one by chasing down 174 to secure the victory. Starting the day at 1-24 with Manuel Hunwick and Jake Lewis at the crease, the Bears looked to knock off the bulk of the runs early. The pair added a further 58 runs to their 23-run partnership from day one, pushing the score to 82 before Lewis was dismissed. Mitchell Todd then came to the crease and anchored the rest of the innings for the Bears. With victory looking imminent for the Bears, Willetton’s bowlers never threatened Bayswater Morley’s batting line up, as Todd played a match-winning innings at number five. At 5-151, a 65-run partnership between Todd and Joshua Fontana sealed the upset win for Bayswater Morley. Todd finished the day with 62 from 118 deliveries, while Hunwick was equally as impressive early with the bat, scoring 55.
Gosnells 189 (Foster 68, Prescott 20, Coombs 3-37) defeated by Rockingham Mandurah 267 (Bracey 87, Simmons 59, Leipold 5-77), Sutherlands Park
Rockingham Mandurah produced a solid display with the ball on day two against Gosnells, securing an important first innings victory. Gosnells hit the crease at no loss for six runs to start the day, but the match quickly turned nasty for the home side. Daniel Payne fell for a duck at 1-14, which led to a devastating top order collapse. Gosnells lost its next four wickets in the space of 40 runs, as Leon Coombs lead the charge for the Mariners. Struggling at 5-59, Brodee Foster gave Gosnells some fight, but regularly found himself without a partner, as the Mariners’ bowlers forced their way on top in the match. David Thomason and Jeremy McFarlane were next to fall for Gosnells, leaving the home side floundering on 7-97 and needing a miracle to steal the win. Foster did his best to make the miracle happen, but unfortunately for Gosnells, too much was left to him, as the homes side was bowled out for 189, falling 78 runs short of the Mariners’ total. Foster was brilliant with the bat, scoring 68 from 169 balls. However, only one of his teammates managed to score above 15 runs, highlighting Gosnells’ need for more experience.
Joondalup 212 (Inglis 107, J.Morgan 45, Richards 5-33) defeated by University 355 (Sabburg 165, Birrell 63, Inglis 3-37), Iluka Sports Complex
University has crushed Joondalup on the second day of action, following a stunning run chase and a sensational century to Christopher Sabburg. Starting the day at 1-38, University lost Will Bosisto and Will Jacks in the blink of an eye, falling to 3-41 after some inspired bowling from Joondalup’s Joe Inglis. Although the Centurions looked in control, University wrestled the momentum back through a superb 72-run partnership from Sabburg and Viv Paver. The runs continued to come with ease for University, with Sabburg in solid touch with the bat. At 5-150, Sabburg and Matthew Birrell flew by Joondalup’s total, securing the first innings win with a tremendous 110-run sixth-wicket partnership. Birrell was eventually dismissed for a well-earnt 63 runs, but with plenty of time left in the day, University continued to bat out the overs, with Sabburg producing one of the best individual performances of the season so far. Sabburg was finally removed by Jaron Morgan late in the day, his incredible innings coming to an end after 165 runs. A whopping 22 fours and one six came from Sabburg’s masterful knock, helping University to an impressive 355 at the end of the day and a valuable first innings win.
Midland Guildford 218 (Rice 51, Thomas 38, Kandiah 3-39) defeated by Mount Lawley 6-325(cc) (Bottega 100no, Petta 82, McBrine 2-47), Lilac Hill
Mount Lawley has secured an impressive first innings victory over Midland Guildford, chasing down 218 on day two off the back of a brilliant run-a-ball century from Andrew Bottega. Starting the day at 2-69, the Hawks lost Jordan Chislett early, adding plenty of unwanted pressure to the run chase. However, at 3-69, that pressure was relieved almost immediately, when Ethan Petta and Callum Taylor joined forces at the crease to swing the momentum back in the Hawks’ favour. The pair put on a hard-fought 74-run fourth-wicket stand before Taylor was eventually dismissed for 53. Petta had no issues continuing the run chase, this time with number seven batsman, Andrew Bottega. Only needing a further 39 runs for victory following the loss of Dylan Sharman at 5-180, Petta and Bottega blasted their way past Midland Guildford’s 218 total with ease. Their 118-run partnership saw the Hawks cruise to a first innings win, as Petta was dismissed for 82. Bottega ended the day unbeaten with a magnificent century from 100 balls. The late order batsman crunched 14 fours and one six during his 97 minutes at the crease, which helped secure Mount Lawley’s second victory of the season.
Perth 5-336(cc) (Wells 156, Scollay 69, Stevens 5-69) defeated by Scarborough 4-340(dec) (Johnston 127no, Maiolo 114, Snadden 2-47), Fletcher Park East
The new and improved Scarborough Gulls have produced an absolute classic against the Perth Demons, shocking the home side by chasing down 336 runs on a huge day of batting following centuries to Jacob Johnston and Nicholas Maiolo. Although the Gulls looked to be in trouble early after losing openers Luke McQuade and Samuel Moylan at 2-21, Johnston and Maiolo hit the crease in style. The pair dazzled with the bat, turning an awkward start into a blissful run chase. Johnston and Maiolo put on a 188-run masterclass with their third-wicket partnership, boosting the total to 209 before Maiolo was eventually nobbled by Jacob Snadden. Maiolo finished with a tremendous knock of 114 from 131 balls, with 15 fours coming from his bat. Needing a further 127 for victory, Liam Knight entered the crease and did not miss a beat. He and Johnston continued on as if the loss of Maiolo hadn’t occurred, knocking shots around the ground. The pair added another whopping 131 runs to the total, chasing down Perth’s score in one of the matches of the season so far. Johnston was superb for Scarborough, finishing the day unbeaten on 127, hitting 16 fours throughout his innings.
Subiaco Floreat 180(cc) (McKenzie 36, Lilly 32, Qadir 5-59) defeated by Melville 6-336 (Terry 112, Reed 48, Martin 3-59), Floreat Park Oval
Melville has cruised to a first innings victory over Subiaco Floreat, capping off a solid day one performance with a professional run chase on day two. Starting the day on 75 runs without loss, Blake Reed and Brad Turner looked to get set once again before taking flight with the bat. However, Lucas Martin and Chris Hansberry combined to take out both openers after a 93-run opening partnership that spanned two days. Fraser Hay fell not long after, which would have been enough to give the Storm’s collective heart a flutter at 3-132, but with only a further 49 runs to chase down, Sean Terry and Drew Porter put the game to rest. The pair produced a brilliant 88-run partnership which saw their score sail past the 180-run target set by the Lions to secure a first innings victory. Although the game was done and dusted at 4-220 following the loss of Porter, Melville decided to bat out the day. Terry continued to dispatch the ball around the ground, finishing the innings with a 112 from 180 balls, with 16 fours and two sixes. The storm eventually finished the day on 6-336, savouring a valuable first innings win.
Fremantle 162, 173(cc) (Whiteman 43, Kennedy 41, Cattrall 5-21) defeated Wanneroo 66 (Spoors 37no, Mcgee 8, Richardson 4-16), Stevens Reserve
Fremantle have comprehensively dismantled Wanneroo on day two, bowling the Roos out for a miserly 66 runs to secure an important first innings victory. After starting the day precariously placed at 5-30, Wanneroo’s run chase fell into complete chaos almost immediately. Matthew Spoors continued to be a rock at the top of the order for the Roos, as wickets fell left, right and centre. Without Scorchers paceman Jhye Richardson, Fremantle’s Liam Dallimore, Josh Chojnowski and Zach Ferris picked up the slack and completely dominate the Roos’ batting line up. The trio took the final five wickets for 36 runs, securing the first innings win. After bowling the Roos out in just 34 overs, Fremantle decided to go back in to bat with an aim to nab an outright win. The home side posted a solid score of 173 after just 58 overs, with Sam Whiteman and Daniel Kennedy top scoring with 43 and 41 respectively. Jack Cattrall boosted his bowling stats in the second innings for the Roos, snaring a five-wicket haul as time ran out for both sides, leaving Fremantle victorious in the first innings.
Claremont Nedlands 5-382 (David 183, Hope 113, Chellew 3-37) defeated South Perth 7-320 (Cartwright 136, D’Silva 65, Kelly 2-69), Cresswell Park
Claremont Nedlands have pulled off a remarkable victory on day two, chasing down a whopping 320 runs to secure a first innings win, with Tim David and Bradley Hope scoring magnificent centuries. With a daunting total of 320 to chase down, the Tigers immediately got to work. Jacob Whiteaker and Thomas May opened the run chase with a hearty 47-run partnership, before both batsmen were removed within three runs of each other. At 2-50, any feelings of nervousness that the Tigers had were put to rest the moment Bradley Hope and Tim David came to the crease. The pair made little work of South Perth’s bowling attack, hitting boundaries and finding runs with ease. Hope finished the day with 113 runs to his name, with 10 fours and one six coming from his 177 balls faced, while David scored the highest individual score of the Premier Cricket season so far with an enormous 183. Claremont Nedlands cruised to the finish line, ending the day with an intimidating score of 5-382, sending a warning to the competition with its scoring power. Chris Chellew did his best to stop the onslaught from the Tigers, claiming 3-37 from his 12 overs.