Bayswater Morley 251 (Stone 75, Todd 67, Knight 5-50) defeated by Scarborough 6-253 (Philippe 100no, Maiolo 48, Waterhouse 2-40), Hillcrest Lower
Scarborough have pulled off a miraculous upset against Bayswater Morley, chasing down 251 on day two, off the back of Josh Philippe’s unbeaten century. Starting the day at 1-5, Scarborough lost Cody Rose at 2-16 to make the task ahead all the more difficult. However, Samuel Moylan and Nicholas Maiolo found their rhythm and steadied the ship for the Gulls, scoring 60 runs during their third-wicket partnership. Following the loss of Moylan at 3-76 after an extremely hard-fought 44, Philippe then entered the crease and immediately found the boundary. Phillipe and Maiolo pushed the score to 117 with a 41-run partnership before Maiolo was trapped in front on 48. At 4-117, Bears’ bowler Liam O’Connor found his range with the ball, taking out Liam Knight and Sean Strachan in quick succession to have the Gulls struggling on 6-124. With another defeat looming, Philippe and captain Andrew Rule dug deep to put on a match-winning partnership. The dynamic duo scored 129 runs during their seventh-wicket stand to run out four-wicket winners after chasing down the Bears’ 251. Phillipe finished with a sensational 100 from 106 balls, including 13 boundaries.
Gosnells 1st innings 149, 2nd innings 164 (Crowe 52, Green 40, Duffield 3-30) defeated by Melville 1st innings 9-225(dec) (M.Turner 66no, Duffield 37, Rose 5-57), 2nd innings 5-68 (Duffield 24, Towers 18, Rose 3-18), Sutherlands Park
Melville have cruised to a first innings victory over Gosnells after a dominant two-day performance. Starting the day at 4-99, Gosnells struck early, taking three wickets in the blink of an eye to have the Storm struggling on 7-109. Some late innings heroics from Mark Turner and Ryan Duffield saw Melville storm past Gosnells total with a 74-run eighth-wicket partnership that helped secure a first innings victory. Turner and the Storm continued to dispatch the ball to all areas of the ground, eventually declaring at 9-225 after Turner’s wonderful unbeaten 66, in an attempt to claim an outright victory. Gosnells posted 164 in the second innings off the back of Jonathon Crowe (51) and Ben Green (40) scoring the bulk of the runs. Ryan Duffield continued to frustrate Gosnells, taking 3-30 after taking 3-28 in the first innings. With a small target to chase down for outright victory, Melville simply ran out of time, falling short of Gosnells at 5-68 as Jaxom Rose helped his side avoid outright defeat by taking 3-18 off of just four overs.
Joondalup 334 (G.Morgan 114no, Inglis 106, Chislett 5-76) defeated Mount Lawley 185 (Petta 76, Taylor 35, Larmett 3-27), Iluka Sports Complex 1
Joondalup have overcome a sluggish start with the bat to post a whopping 334 on day two to claim a first innings victory off the back of centuries to Garrick Morgan and Joe Inglis. Joondalup started the day at 4-36, with Jaron Morgan and Mitchell Dixon at the crease. The pair pushed the total to 63 before a middle order collapse found the home side a long way from victory at 7-95. However, a stunning eighth-wicket partnership between Garrick Morgan and Josh Anderson gave the Centurions a chance at victory, adding 61 runs to boost the total to 156. With only two wickets remaining and victory in sight for both sides, Joondalup found another gear, with Garrick Morgan and Joe Inglis blasting the Centurions to victory with a phenomenal 167-run ninth-wicket partnership. Inglis scored a brutal 106 from just 54 balls before being dismissed at 9-323, with six fours and nine sixes coming from his amazing knock. Morgan, however, ended the day unbeaten on 114 from 126 as Joondalup ran out huge 149-run winners.
Perth have handed Claremont Nedlands its third defeat in as many games, chasing down the Tigers total with ease on day two. Starting the day at 2-121, Perth found itself under fire early, losing three quick wickets to be struggling at 5-133. Following Jacob Snadden’s dismissal for 71, captain Luke Jury entered the crease and immediately put the pressure back on the Tigers’ bowlers. Jury and Adam Wheater punched out a 65-run partnership, pushing the total beyond the Tigers 192 to claim a first innings victory. Jury continued to grind throughout the innings, finding a seventh-wicket partnership with Jacob Van Galen worth an astonishing 132 runs, boosting the total to 353 before Van Galen was dismissed. As Perth eventually declared at 9-376 with the first innings win firmly secured, Jury finished the day with a well-deserved 114 from 239, with 14 boundaries coming from his unbeaten knock.
Rockingham Mandurah 272 (Ugle 111, Clark 39, Muirhead 3-35) defeated University 192 (Birrell 53, Stuart 43, Simmons 4-43), Lark Hill 1
Rockingham Mandurah have completed a stunning upset on day two, chasing down University’s 192 after a brilliant century from Dane Ugle. The Mariners returned to the crease at 1-26 before losing Vincent Poller early in the day at 2-41. A small 35-run partnership between Aaron and Damien Burrage boosted the total to 76 before James Muirhead spun his way into the game, taking two quick wickets to have the Mariners struggling on 4-83. Dane Ugle then entered the crease and immediately settled his side, playing an anchoring role throughout the innings. Ugle and Nick Willis scored 47 runs during their fifth-wicket partnership, moving the total to 130 and needing a further 63 runs for victory. Following Willis’s removal, the big-hitting Craig Simmons came to the crease and helped Ugle add a further 53 runs as the Mariners closed in on University’s total. However, at 5-183, Josh Dallimore and Muirhead took a wicket each in the space of three runs to have the Mariners worried at 7-186. The Mariners need not to have worried at all, as Ugle hit the winnings runs with Jordan Clark during their eighth-wicket partnership which produced a fantastic 79 runs. Ugle was eventually dismissed for 111 from 165, with 12 fours and one six coming from his breath-taking century as the Mariners claimed a first innings win.
Subiaco Floreat 9-225(cc) (How 44, Green 41, Millar 3-51) defeated by Wanneroo 7-241 (Holden 138, Spoors 34, Lilly 2-24), Floreat Park Oval
Wanneroo have pulled off another sensational upset, this time defeating third-placed Subiaco Floreat after chasing down 225 off the back of Max Holden’s scorching 138. Wanneroo entered the crease for the first time on day two and immediately found themselves in trouble at 1-3. Although shaken, the Roos recovered through Holden and Matthew Spoors, as the pair put on a superb second-wicket partnership worth 95 runs. At 2-98, the Lions struck back, taking two quick wickets to reel the Roos back in at 4-119. However, Holden was just getting started, as he and Kyle Millar added a further 93 runs during their fifth-wicket stand as the Roos found themselves 14 runs shy of victory at 5-212. After Millar’s dismissal, Holden continued his brutal knock, hitting the winning runs as he finished the day with a sensational 138 from 214 and guiding the Roos to a first innings victory.
South Perth 5-299(dec) (Jones 117no, Guest 58, Crudeli 1-43) defeated Midland Guildford 1st innings 107, 2nd innings 100 (Baker 47, Mucciarone 11, Chellew 3-18), Richardson Park 1
South Perth have secured an outright victory over Midland Guildford with a dominant all-round performance. Starting the day at 4-184 with the first innings win already secured, Robert Jones continued exactly where he left off from day one. After Alex Bevilaqua was dismissed at 5-191, Jones and Brandon Guest blasted a further 109 runs during their sixth-wicket partnership. At 5-299, South Perth decided that was enough of a lead to go for the outright win and declared as Jones ended the innings unbeaten with a masterful knock of 117 from 142 deliveries, which included nine fours and four sixes. As Midland Guildford entered the crease attempting to avoid outright defeat, South Perth found another gear, with Chris Chellew and Simon Ringrose taking the first five wickets as the visitors slumped to 5-21. A small 43-run eighth-wicket partnership between Jack Baker and Charlie Cassell looked to breathe some life into Midland Guildford. However, it was not to be, as South Perth rifled through the last three wickets, bowling out Midland Guildford for 100 and securing the outright win as Ringros and Chellew ended the innings with three wickets each.
Willetton 245(cc) (Hardie 51, Rhodes 36, Macauley 4-70) defeated Fremantle 1st innings 104, 2nd innings 5-120 (Micale 46, Collova 33, Johnston 3-21), Burrendah Reserve 1
Willetton have comprehensively outplayed Fremantle on day two, claiming a first innings victory following a dominant bowling display. Starting the day on 0-31, Fremantle lost Jake Carder two runs later after being bowled by Will Rhodes, who set the tone for the day for the Dragons. A 34-run partnership between Sam Whiteman and Anthony Collova turned out to be an innings-high partnership for Fremantle, as Rhodes and Matt Hanna set about destroying Fremantle’s batsmen. At 2-67, Fremantle found itself in the midst of a horrendous collapse, losing its final eight wickets for a measly 37 runs. Willetton’s two pre-eminent bowlers put Fremantle’s batsmen to the sword, with Rhodes taking a sensational 6-27 and Hanna taking 3-31, Fremantle were bowled out for a lowly 104. Searching for the outright win, Willetton enforced the follow-on and sent Fremantle back to the crease. Although Willetton looked to wrap up the win with two early break-throughs from captain Matthew Johnston, Fremantle steadied its second innings through Collova and Matthew Micale. The pair added 46 and 33 respectively as they helped Fremantle escape with only a first innings defeat.