Claremont-Nedlands 6-309 (Whiteaker 132, Paris 76no, Hanna 2-50) v Willetton
Claremont-Nedlands dominated day one with the bat, following an extraordinary century to Jacob Whiteaker on Saturday at Cresswell Park.
With a huge total to chase down, Willetton will be looking to Will Rhodes and James Godfrey to get off to a flier and chase down as many runs as possible to ease the pressure on the middle order.
Claremont-Nedlands head coach Jim Allenby said the side are excited to give it all they got.
“We know we only have a par score on a very good pitch, so we’ll have to be at our best against a very good side," he said.
The good news for us is that we have a very strong bowling attack this week and have plenty of options, so it should be a great day of cricket.”
Gosnells v Perth 379 (Nicholas 91, Mast 79, Prescott 6-62)
Perth set Gosnells a mountain to climb heading into day two after posting a total of 379 runs on day one.
With Perth boasting one of the more fearsome bowling attacks in the competition, and Gosnells posting the least amount of runs for any club this season, Matthew Leipold has a monumental task in front of him to get his side up to steal an unlikely victory.
Perth head coach Jason Thompson said disciplined bowling is the focus for the side.
“Our plan is to bowl really disciplined line and length and try to dry up the runs," he said.
"We’re prepared to spend 90 overs in the field to really grind it out, not leak any runs and hopefully come away with the win."
Melville 1-45 (Reed 28, Benequista 17no, Birchall 1-4) v Joondalup 231 (Hinchliffe 74, Taylor 37, Porter 3-22)
Melville look to have a slight advantage over Joondalup heading into day two, following a tight battle between bat and ball on an action-packed day one.
With the Storm already securing 45 runs before the end of day one, the home side is perfectly placed to chase down 231.
Joondalup’s bowlers will need to be at their stingy best, as Drew Porter and Sean Terry are next in at the crease for the Storm.
Melville head coach Brad Thompson said the plan is to bat for the entire 90 overs.
“We’re just planning on batting the full 90 overs," he said.
"We haven’t looked at breaking it down too much, to be honest, but if we bat the full day, we should get the job done.”
Midland-Guildford 193 (Thomas 43no, Borthwick 39, Hall 3-28) v Subiaco Floreat 5-50 (McKenzie 16no, Parker 16, Critchell 3-19)
Midland-Guildford bowled themselves into a fantastic position following an entertaining first day of action against Subiaco-Floreat on day one.
Hamish McKenzie and Tim Monteleone will resume at the crease for the Lions and will need to knock off the bulk of the runs if the visitors are to have any chance in denying the Black Swans their second victory of the season.
Rockingham-Mandurah 199 (A.Burrage 66, Robertson 47, Abell 2-38) v Fremantle 1-32 (Carder 20no, Micale 5, France 1-10)
Rockingham-Mandurah and Fremantle are locked in a tight battle heading into day two, with Fremantle just edging ahead after a solid bowling performance on day one.
The Mariners will need Adam France and Leon Coombs to apply some fierce pressure early on Fremantle’s batsmen if they are to defend their low total and hold on to their position on top of the ladder.
Rockingham-Mandurah head coach Kris Kennedy said the aim will be unsettling Fremantle with a few early wickets.
“We are probably a little light on with runs, so we’ll need to bowl well in partnerships and try to get a few early wickets," he said.
"Spin will probably take over at the end of the day, so hopefully we can put the ball in the right spots and defend the total.”
Scarborough 309 (Hardy 134, Barnard 60, Kandiah 5-51) v Mount Lawley 1-42 (Newnham 32no, Petta 9no, Stevens 1-23)
Scarborough has set Mount Lawley a monumental total of 309 to chase down off the back of a tremendous century to Lochie Hard.
Although the scoreboard pressure is well and truly on the Hawks, Scarborough will still need to bowl well enough to defend their lofty total and remind the competition that the Gulls are on their way up.
Mount Lawley head coach David Virgo is confident the side can get the job done.
“We just need to bat as long as we can. 309 is a lot to chase down, we’ve already knocked off 40 runs, so the run rate shouldn’t be too bad," he said.
"If we can bat deep into the day, then we can hopefully chase down the runs.”
University 310 (O’Brien 77, Bosisto 56, Krieg 3-44) v South Perth
University made a fierce start to its important clash with South Perth, posting an intimidating 310 runs on day one.
With a top six spot on the line for University, South Perth will need to deflect a heavy early onslaught from the home side’s pace attack if they are to bat out the day and cause an upset.
University head coach Will Stibbs said the side will aim to shake up South Perth early on.
“We probably need a few early wickets, so we’ll look to Josh Dallimore and Mitchell Drennan to strike early, then put some pressure on through the middle session with our spin attack,” he said.
Wanneroo 148 (Spoors 37, Eaton 31no, Jeffrey 3-28) v Bayswater Morley 5-104 (Cameron 63, M.Todd 31, Dzodzos 3-7)
Bayswater-Morley dominated day one against Wanneroo on Saturday, needing a further 45 runs to secure a brilliant first innings victory.
The Roos will need very early wickets and for all of their bowlers performing at their peak if they are snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.
However, the Bears just need a steady start, with Joshua Fontana and Ross Loiacono resuming at the crease, they should get the job done.