Claremont-Nedlands 6-309 (Whiteaker 132, Paris 76no, Hanna 2-50) defeated Willetton 291 (Milentis 58, Gunaratne 43, Turkich 4-61)
Willetton have fallen short of Claremont-Nedlands’ total on day two, suffering an 18-run defeat on Saturday at Cresswell Park.
Will Rhodes and Iszak Milentis got the Dragons off to a strong start, producing a 64-run opening partnership, before Rhodes was dismissed by Bradley Hope.
At 1-64, Aaron Hardie came to the crease and immediately impacted the scoreboard, punching out a 60-run second-wicket partnership with Milentis.
With the Dragons steadily knocking off the runs, the Tigers’ bowlers were stung into action, as Hamish Morton knocked over the ever-dangerous Hope, triggering a middle order collapse.
The Dragons lost four wickets in the space of 37 runs, falling to 5-161 as Daniel Turkich started to wield his influence on the match.
Prad Gunaratne and Blair Walsh fought their way through the barrage of attacks from the Tiger’s bowling brigade, bludgeoning their way to a much-needed 55-run sixth-wicket stand, boosting the score to 216.
However, Turkich still had some magic left in him, taking out Gunaratne to claim his fourth wicket of the day and exposing Willetton’s tail in the process.
The Dragons’ tail-enders all made a start, but unfortunately could not go on to make a big enough score and were bowled out in the 88th over on 291, falling 18 runs short of the Tigers’ enormous total.
Milentis was fantastic for Willetton, scoring 58 hard-fought runs from 167 deliveries, which included six fours.
Gosnells 173 (Roberts 90no, Back 18, Van Galen 3-48), 0-41 (Smedley 32no, Green 6no) defeated by Perth 379 (Nicholas 91, Mast 79, Prescott 6-62)
Perth has demolished Gosnells on day two, securing a first innings win by a jaw-dropping 206 runs on Saturday at Sutherland Park.
Gosnells struggled to even get their run chase started, slumping to 5-44 as Josh Nicholas and Jacob Van Galen tore through the home side’s top order.
However, David Roberts and Jake Back formed a crucial sixth-wicket partnership worth 77 runs, boosting the total to 121 and adding some respectability to the scoreboard.
The fightback from Gosnells unfortunately did not last long, as the loss of Back at 6-121 saw the final four wickets fall in the space of 43 runs.
Gosnells’ batsmen had no answer to the onslaught from Perth’s pace attack, as they were bowled out for 173 after just 59 overs.
Roberts was a shining light on a dark day for Gosnells, scoring an unbeaten 90 runs from 115 deliveries, with 10 fours and one six coming from his bat.
Gosnells were forced to follow on, posting 0-41 from 15 overs.
Melville 6-273(dec) (Hay 135, Benequista 51, Sekhon 2-38) v Joondalup 231 (Hinchliffe 74, Taylor 37, Porter 3-22)
Melville has secured a dominant victory over Joondalup on day two, chasing down Joondalup’s 231 off the back of a mind-blowing century to Fraser Hay on Saturday at Tompkins Park.
After resuming at 1-45, Melville had a rough start to day two, losing Sean Terry for 17 at 2-64 and giving Joondalup an edge into the match.
However, Hay came to the crease on a mission and partnered with Luke Benequista to smash out an 81-run third-wicket partnership.
Following the loss of Benequista for 51 at 3-145, Drew Porter came to the crease, joining forces with Hay to add a further 40 runs to the total.
Joondalup had no answers to Hay’s brutal barrage, as he and Tom Smith blew the match apart with an 84-run fifth-wicket partnership to secure the first innings victory.
The Storm cruised to the end of the innings, eventually declaring at 6-273 at the end of Hay’s blistering innings.
Hay finished the day with 135 runs to his name from 169 deliveries, with 18 fours coming from his blade.
Midland-Guildford 193, 2-67 (Ferreira 47, Borthwick 12no, Hart 1-14) defeated Subiaco Floreat 134 (McKenzie 49, Hansberry 27, Critchell 6-44)
Midland-Guildford have put a dent in Subiaco-Floreat’s finals aspirations, defeating the Lions by 59 runs following a brilliant bowling display by Keaton Critchell on Saturday at Lilac Hill.
After resuming at 5-50, the Lions sunk further into trouble, losing Tim Monteleone for six runs to fall to 6-59.
A gutsy fightback from captain Chris Hansberry and Michael Hart gave the Lions a shot at chasing down the total, producing 47 runs during their seventh-wicket partnership.
However, the fightback ended with the loss of Hansberry, as the Lions lost their final four wicket in the space of 28 runs to be bowled out for 134 runs.
Keaton Critchell was absolutely superb with the ball, finishing with tremendous figures of 6-44 from his 18 overs, constantly providing a threat with the ball for the Black Swans.
With the first innings victory secured and a small amount of time left in the day, the Black Swans returned to the crease to produce 2-67 from 20 overs.
Rockingham-Mandurah 199, 4-87(dec) (Austen 36no, Jacobs 19, Turriff-Smith 2-27) defeated Fremantle 122 (Carder 44, Abell 20, Simmons 4-23)
Rockingham-Mandurah have stunned Fremantle with a brutal bowling performance on day two, defending a small total to secure a brilliant 77-first innings victory on Saturday at Lark Hill.
Resuming at 1-32, Fremantle appeared to be in prime position to take control of the match at the start of day two.
However, that was not the case, as the Mariners’ bowlers came to the crease breathing fire and asserting their dominance on the match immediately.
Fremantle scrambled to 1-58 before Craig Simmons and Brandon Jacobs destroyed the visitors’ top order, sparking a horrendous batting collapse that Fremantle could not recover from.
Fremantle lost nine wickets in the space of just 64 runs to be bowled out for 122 after just 64 overs.
Simmons (4-23) and Jacobs (3-27) worked superbly in tandem with one another, while Jake Carder was the only shining light for Fremantle, scoring a hard-fought 44 runs.
With a bit of time left in the day, the Mariners returned to the crease in an attempt to nab an outright victory, however, they could only manage 4-87 before declaring and running out of time.
Scarborough 309 (Hardy 134, Barnard 60, Kandiah 5-51) defeated Mount Lawley 1st innings 159 (Newnham 41, Bottega 27, Morris 5-59), 2nd innings 3-139 (Taylor 51no, Marciano 51no, Morris 1-18)
Scarborough has produced a terrific performance with the ball on day two against Mount Lawley, defeating the Hawks by 150 runs on Saturday at Abbett Park.
After resuming on 1-41 but still facing a huge total to chase down, the Hawks lost three wickets in the blink of an eye, falling to 4-79.
With the Hawks falling well and truly behind in the match, Nicholas Marciano and Andrew Bottega attempted to redirect the innings for their side, producing a fighting 41-run fifth-wicket partnership.
However, the loss of Marciano at 5-120 saw the Hawks crumble under the pressure of Scarborough’s impeccable bowling attack, losing its final five wickets for just 39 runs to be bowled out for 159 after 56 overs.
James Newnham finished with a hard-fought 41 runs from 83 delivieries, but it was Lance Morris who was the star of the innings, taking 5-59 and turning the match upside down with his tremendous performance.
Mount Lawley were forced to follow on, making a much better effort of their second innings, scoring 3-139 from 29 overs.
University 310 (O’Brien 77, Bosisto 56, Krieg 3-44) defeated South Perth 1st innings 139 (Guest 32, Chellew 24, Rocchiccioli 6-37), 2nd innings 2-84 (Cleary 35no, Guest 21, Drennan 1-2)
University has comprehensively outplayed South Perth on day two, bowling the visitors out for 139 to secure a 171-run first innings victory on Saturday at James Oval.
South Perth hit the crease for the first time in the match on day two to find themselves immediately in trouble, falling to 3-17 as Mitchell Drennan tore through the visitors’ top order.
However, Brandon Guest and Chris Chellew managed 41 valuable runs to the total.
Although South Perth appeared to get itself back in the match, Corey Rocchiccioli found himself in a patch of white-hot form with the ball, blasting his way through the batting line up and causing a horrific batting collapse.
Rocchiccioli took six of the final seven wickets, as South Perth disintegrated under the severe pressure to be bowled out for 139 runs, falling well short of University’s target of 310.
Rocchiccioli was outstanding for University, claiming sensational figures of 6-37 in a brilliant display of bowling.
University decided to enforce the follow on after securing the first innings victory, with South Perth scoring 2-84 from 22 overs.
Wanneroo 1st innings 148 (Spoors 37, Eaton 31no, Jeffrey 3-28), 2nd innings 5-169(dec) (Richards 69, Birt 52, Wainman 1-27) defeated Bayswater-Morley 1st innings 183 (Cameron 63, Wainman 50, Dzodzos 3-12), 2nd innings 75 (Egan 18, M.Todd 17, Cattrall 7-20)
Wanneroo has stolen an outright victory after falling in the first innings against Bayswater-Morley, in an action packed second day of cricket on Saturday at Kingsway Sports Ground.
In one of the rarer occurrences in the Premier Cricket competition, Bayswater-Morley chased down the remaining 45 runs to secure a first innings victory and hold a 35-run lead heading into the second innings after being bowled out for 183.
The Roos hit the crease in much better form in the second innings, treating it almost like a hybrid T20 and 50 over match.
Robert Richards (69) and Travis Birt (52) were instrumental in giving the Roos a super start, belting the score past 100, before Matthew Spoors helped push the total to 5-169 as the Roos decided to declare.
Although there was plenty of time left to chase down the Roos’ total, the Bears put themselves under pressure trying to knock off the runs as quickly as possible.
Subsequently, the Bears collapsed in a heap under their own pressure, and the pressure of Jack Cattrall, who was simply on fire with the ball.
Cattrall took astonishing figures of 6-20 from his 14 overs, as he dismantled the Bears’ batting attack, helping the Roos to bowl the visitors out for 75 runs to secure a valuable outright win.