Claremont-Nedlands 7-277(dec) (Hope 107, Edmonstone 76, Critchell 3-36) defeated Midland-Guildford 92, 1-130 (Ferreira 60no, Borthwick 51no), Cresswell Park

Claremont-Nedlands has settled for a first innings victory over Midland-Guildford, after the Black Swans produced a much better effort on day two with the bat.

Having already secured the first innings win on day one, the Tigers aimed to build as big a score as possible, before attacking the second innings in a bid to steal a valuable outright victory.

After returning to the crease at 3-173, the Tigers added a further 104 runs to the total, before declaring at 7-277.

Leading run scorer Bradly Hope was at his prolific best, scoring another brilliant century as the Tigers cruised to a formidable score.

While the first innings loss had already been inflicted on Midland-Guildford, the Black Swans’ batsmen found their fight, defending their way to a gutsy total of 1-130 and limiting the overall damage.

Michael Ferreira (60 not out) was superb with the bat, while newcomer Scott Borthwick (51 not out) continued to impress in his first season in First Grade.

Fremantle 5-222(dec) (Sutton 56no, Davenport 56no, Kerr-Sheppard 2-42) defeated Melville 220(cc) (Smith 73, Duffield 67, Abell 3-51), Stevens Reserve

Fremantle has secured an important first innings win in the context of its season, chasing down Melville’s total on day two after an awkward start to day two.

Returning to the crease on 0-24, Fremantle lost three wickets in the space of 40 runs, crumbling to 3-64.

However, a 40-run partnership to Daniel Kennedy and Ashton Turner appeared to have the home side back on track, boosting the total to 104.

With the Storm once again needing some inspiration, Thomas Kerr-Sheppard and Mark Turner combined to take two wickets in the blink of an eye, suppressing Fremantle at 5-104.

Though Fremantle’s hopes appeared to be dashed, Brayden Sutton and Chris Davenport entered the crease and immediately set about regaining the innings.

The pair managed to navigate through the awkward first few overs before unleashing a match-winning 118-run sixth-wicket partnership, which secured a memorable first innings win for Fremantle.

The dynamic duo both finished the innings on 56 runs, while Kerr-Sheppard and Turner were the pick of the bowlers, claiming two wickets each for the Storm.

Joondalup 118, 2-159 (Birchall 80, Hinchliffe 64no, Hepburn 1-17) defeated by Willetton 245 (Godfrey 89, Bond 58no, Inglis 5-59), Iluka Sports Complex

Willetton has crushed Joondalup in the first innings, taking the remaining wicket needed for victory early on day two to secure a valuable win in the lead up to the finals.

With Joondalup resuming day two on 9-95, Clinton Hinchliffe and Josh Inglis dug incredibly deep for the Centurions, combining to score just 22 runs for 75 balls, before Will Rhodes took the final wicket, bowling Joondalup out for 118 and obtaining the first innings victory.

With an abundance of time left, Joondalup were forced to follow on, with Willetton looking to score an outright win and move back into the top six.

However, the Joondalup batsmen provided a great deal more fight in the second innings compared to the first.

Zak Birchall and Hinchliffe smashed 131 runs in a brilliantly hard-fought second-wicket partnership, limiting the damage and escaping with the first innings loss.

The Dragons used an astonishing eight bowlers in an attempt to knock over the Centurions, while Birchall (80) and Hinchliffe (60 not out) pushed the score to 2-159 at the end of the day.

Perth 193 (Wells 60, Nicholas 40, Smith 4-35) defeated by Wanneroo 222, 9-66(dec) (Eaton 14, Birt 11, Guthrie 4-16), Fletcher Park

Wanneroo has taken a huge scalp yet again this season, defeating third-placed Perth by 29 runs in the first innings.

After resuming at the crease on 3-34, Perth continued to struggle to build partnership, collapsing to 7-83, as Adam Smith and Chris Quelch dominated the middle overs with the ball for the Roos.

However, with the Demons needing to find something special, Jonathon Wells and Josh Nicholas found their groove with the bat, smashing a much-needed 65-run partnership.

The loss of Nicholas for 40 did nothing to slow Wells down, who added a further 36 runs to the total with Liam Guthrie to get the Demons within a stone’s throw of victory.

Unfortunately for the Demons, Wells was dismissed by Smith for 60 at 9-184, which sparked the end of the fightback from Perth, as Smith took the final wicket moments later, securing the impressive first innings win for the Roos.

Smith (four wickets) and Quelch (three) worked tremendously well in tandem with one another, combining for seven wickets in a terrific performance.

With a small amount of time left in the day, the Roos headed back to the crease, scoring 9-66 from 32 overs.

Rockingham-Mandurah 213 (Bracey 65, Jacobs 40, Ijaz 5-67) defeated Mount Lawley 187, 3-109(dec) (Petta 42, Marciano 27no, Simmons 2-38)

Rockingham-Mandurah has continued its stranglehold on top spot after defeating Mount Lawley in the first innings on Saturday at Lark Hill.

Hitting the crease for the first time in the match, the Mariners treated the run chase more like a One Day match, rather than a Two Day.

While the Hawks’ total was far from intimidating, the Mariners found themselves struggling to build a partnership on the bowler friendly wicket, as the top order crumbled to 5-81.

However, James Bracey and Brandon Jacobs set about rescuing the innings for the home side, powering away to a much-needed 72-run sixth-wicket partnership.

Following the loss of Jacobs for 40 at 6-153, the Mariners faced a few nervous moments, losing Nathan Vernon at 7-165, before Bracey found his way back on strike and guided the home side to victory.

The Mariners were eventually bowled out for 213 in the 54th over, with Bracey top scoring with 65 runs, while Mohamed Ijaz was a standout for the Hawks, taking 5-67 from his 20.5 overs.

With a small amount of time left in the day, the Hawks went back to the crease, producing 3-109 from 31 overs.

Scarborough 254 (Boyle 61, Knight 36, Green 3-38) defeated Gosnells 80, 4-118 (Leipold 56, Green 51no, Tye 2-29), Abbett Park

Scarborough has comprehensively defeated Gosnells in ruthless fashion, bowling the visitors out for a shocking 80 runs to obtain a first innings victory.

Gosnells returned to the crease at 1-12 with a long day ahead of the batsmen if they were to chase down Scarborough’s monumental total.

However, the long day ahead turned into an incomprehensibly short first innings, as Scarborough absolutely tore Gosnells’ batting line-up to shreds.

Lance Morris (4-21) and Liam Stevens (3-13) were the catalyst behind the onslaught, combining perfectly to take seven wickets, as Gosnells had no answers to the brutal ambush.

With only two batsmen reaching double figures, the Gulls bowled Gosnells out for a paltry 80 runs, securing a huge 174-run first innings win.

As Scarborough enforced the follow on, Gosnells returned to the crease to produce a much better effort with the bat, scoring 4-118 from 40 overs.

Subiaco-Floreat 7-323(cc) (Fatouros 131, Green 76, Dallimore 3-58) defeated University 188 (Paver 71, Sabburg 43, McKenzie 5-24), Floreat Park

Subiaco-Floreat has punished University with the bat, scoring a whopping 323 runs in an enormous first innings win, with Geremy Fatouros producing a magnificent century and a career best score of 131.

Resuming the run chase at 2-74, the Lions found themselves in a bit of trouble early in the day, falling to 4-102 off the back of some terrific bowling from Josh Dallimore.

However, Cameron Green and Geremy Fatouros steadied the ship for the Lions, scoring 57 runs in a more than handy fifth-wicket partnership.

The loss of Green for 76 at 5-159 did nothing to halt Fatouros’ momentum, as he teamed up with David Lane to produce a wonderful 75-run sixth-wicket partnership which secured the first innings win for the Lions.

However, Fatouros was still not done, as he continued to belt the ball to all parts of the ground, finishing with a huge score of 131 from 121 balls, which included 10 fours and four sixes.

The Lions tail-enders eked out a further 28 runs after the loss of Fatouros, boosting the score to 7-323 at the end of a productive day.

South Perth 9-253(dec) (D’Silva 103no, Meuleman 46, Loiacono 2-25) defeated Bayswater-Morley 166, 1-42 (Cameron 29no, M.Todd 7no, Krieg 1-9), Richardson Park

South Perth has stunned Bayswater-Morley with a late innings power-batting display from Darius D’Silva to secure an impressive first innings victory.

Returning to the crease at 5-72, South Perth needed Jacob Mulder and Eric Botha to get set again quickly to make an early stand on day two.

Unfortunately for the home side, the Bears’ removed both batsmen in the blink of an eye, holding South Perth to 7-108 and looking the likely victors.

However, Darius D’Silva entered the crease at number eight and immediately turned the match upside down.

With the game on the line and the Bears needing just three more wickets for victory, D’Silva destroyed any chance the Bears had of victory, crushing an unbeaten 103 runs, helping to push South Perth to victory and eventually declaring at 9-253.

D’Silva’s magical century came from 173 deliveries, which included 14 fours and one six.

With a small amount of time left in the day, the Bears returned to the crease to produce 1-42 from 19 overs.