Claremont-Nedlands (2nd) v Midland-Guildford (15th) at Cresswell Park
Claremont-Nedlands secured another hard-fought victory in Round 12, defeating Willetton by 18 runs, while Midland-Guildford escaped from the bottom of the ladder with a marvellous win over Subiaco Floreat.
The Black Swans will need to bring the magic once again if they are to beat the ravenous Tigers, who are currently breathing down the neck of the Mariners and gunning for top spot.
Umpires: Andrew Micenko & Daniel Skinn
Claremont-Nedlands: Jacob Whiteaker(c), Daniel Turkich, James Allenby, Joel Paris, Nicholas Hobson, Matthew Kelly, Haydan Morton, Christopher Simpson, Thomas May, Bradley Hope, Jackson Edmondstone, Jamie Crawley, Elliot Hitchen.
Midland-Guildford: Ashley Mucciarone(c), Corry Verco, Keaton Critchell, Thomas Gosling, James Kirwan, Tom Alderson, Austin Thomas, Scott Borthwick, Michael Ferreira, Sam Orme, Tom Beaton.
Milestones: Joel Paris (CN) personal best 76 runs, Jacob Whiteaker (CN) scored his eighth century and is about to pass 4000 runs, Keaton Critchell (MG) personal best figures 6-44.
Fremantle (6th) v Melville (4th) at Stevens West
Fremantle suffered a terrible defeat at the hands of Rockingham-Mandurah in Round 12, while Melville comfortably took care of Joondalup.
After sitting between third and fourth for much of the season, a poor loss saw Fremantle drop to sixth and in danger of missing the finals altogether.
Jake Carder and Daniel Kennedy have shouldered most of the batting load all season and need a helping hand from the second-tier batsmen if Fremantle are to get over the line against a white-hot Melville.
Umpires: James Hewitt & John Sherry
Fremantle: Brayden Sutton(c), Daniel Kennedy, Matthew Micale, Sam Whiteman, Chris Davenport, Jarryd McPhee, Jake Carder, Josh Chojnowski, Zach Ferris, Thomas Abell, Ross Macauley, Mitchell Marsh, Jhye Richardson.
Melville: no team provided.
Milestones: Luke Benequista (M) personal best 50 runs, Ryan Duffield (M) about to pass 300 wickets, Fraser Hay (M) scored his fourth century.
Joondalup (14th) v Willetton (7th) at Iluka 1
Joondalup were heavily outplayed by Melville in Round 12, while Willetton endured a demoralising 18-run loss to Claremont-Nedlands.
A common theme amongst Willetton’s losses this season has been a lack of run scorers.
Cameron Bancroft is still the leading run scorer despite spending most of his time at the Perth Scorchers. Will Rhodes is next, with a big gap to third. With a top six spot still up for grabs, the Dragons will need more of a group input rather than relying on one or two players to get the job done.
Umpires: Fred Davis & Michael Kovalevs
Joondalup: Jaron Morgan(c), Garrick Morgan, Jake Zsilinszky, Harry Larmett, Duncan Taylor, Zak Birchall, Connor Chadwick, Blair Oakley, Lachlan Johns, Harman Sekhon, Joe Inglis.
Willetton: no team provided.
Perth (3rd) v Wanneroo (10th) at Fletcher East
Perth convincingly defeated Gosnells by a whopping 206 runs in Round 12, while Wanneroo snagged a valuable outright win over Bayswater-Morley.
This will be a stern test for an up and coming Wanneroo side. Perth will need to be at its aggressive best with the ball, sneaking some early wickets from Josh Nicholas and Jack Baker to curb the enthusiasm of the young Roos line-up.
Umpires: Wayne Barron & Todd Rann
Perth: Sean Roberts(c), Jacob Snadden, Josh Nicholas, Jacob Van Galen, Tom Scollay, Jack Baker, Jordan Mast, Joel Curtis, Kyle Gardiner, Alex Calmy, Bradley Garland, Connor Smith.
Wanneroo: Travis Birt(c), Haydn Slodecki, Kyle Millar, Jack Cattrall, Robert Richards, Christian Smith, Christopher Quelch, Matthew Spoors, Riley Holly, Caiden Eaton, Adam Smith.
Milestones: Joel Curtis (P) personal best 79 runs, Matthew Spoors (W) passed 1000 runs, Jack Cattrall (W) personal best figures of 6-20 with his eighth five-wicket haul.
Rockingham-Mandurah (1st) v Mount Lawley (13th) at Lark Hill 1
Rockingham-Mandurah held top spot on the ladder after a dominant bowling performance led to victory over Fremantle in Round 12, while Mount Lawley lost a tough match to Scarborough.
The Hawks will need to bring their ‘A Game’ to the batting crease, facing one of the top three bowling attack’s in the competition that features Craig Simmons, Dane Ugle and Leon Coombs.
Umpires: Jarryd Buscall & Mark Hooper
Rockingham-Mandurah: Craig Simmons(c), Dane Ugle, Tyler Robertson, Aaron Burrage, Damien Burrage, Callum Austen, Nathan Vernon, Leon Coombs, Brandon Jacobs, Adam France, James Bracey.
Mount Lawley: Callum Taylor(c), Oliver Mouchemore, James Newnham, Ethan Petta, Nicholas Marciano, Andrew Bottega, Jay Chislett, Liam Ward-Armstrong, Justin Kandiah, Ian Fishman, Mohamed Ijaz.
Milestones: Andrew Bottega (ML) personal best four catches and one stumping, Justin Kandiah (ML) took his fourth five-wicket haul.
Scarborough (9th) v Gosnells (16th) at Abbett East
Scarborough produced a terrific performance with bat and ball to defeat Mount Lawley in Round 12, while Gosnells suffered a horrible loss to Perth.
Gosnells simply need to find an extra bowler and batsman, after leaking 379 runs and being bowled out for 179 against Perth.
In stark contrast, Scarborough have been riding a wave of confidence, with four wins on the trot and looking to make it five against the lowly Gosnells.
Umpires: Marko Sasic & Daniel Smith
Scarborough: Nicholas Maiolo(c), Jacob Johnston, Jeremy Boyle, Liam Stevens, Liam Knight, Lochie Hardy, Lance Morris, Samuel Moylan, Cody Rose, Lachlan Tyler, Edward Barnard, Andrew Tye.
Gosnells: Matthew Leipold(c), Daniel Smedley, Ben Green, Luke McNamee, Jake Back, David Roberts, Brodee Foster, Ryan James-Buckley, Blake McGann, Jeremy McFarlane, Chris Prescott.
Milestones: Lochie Hardy (S) personal best 134 runs, Lance Morris (S) took his second five-wicket haul, David Roberts (G) personal best 90 runs and is about to pass 1000 runs, Matthew Leipold (G) about to pass 3000 runs, Chris Prescott (G) took his third five-wicket haul.
Subiaco-Floreat (8th) v University (5th) at Floreat Park
Subiaco-Floreat’s finals hopes took a massive dent after falling to Midland-Guildford in Round 12, while University comprehensively outplayed South Perth.
In a clash that could shape the top six, both sides will be hungry for victory in an attempt to sew up a final’s spot.
The battle between Lucas Martin and Christopher Sabburg will go a long way to deciding the winner of this match.
Umpires: Matthew Hall & Chaapa Pelpola
Subiaco-Floreat: Christopher Hansberry(c), Tim Monteleone, Hamish McKenzie, Calum How, Cameron Green, Aaron Lilly, Geremy Fatouros, David Lane, Conor Moldrich, Michael Hart, Andrew Hall.
University: Matthew Birrell(c), Viv Paver, Christopher Sabburg, Mitchell Drennan, Josh Dallimore, Jay O'Brien, Bailey Richards, Joshua Mason, Sean Stuart, Corey Rocchiccioli, Robert Honeybul.
Milestones: Tim Monteleone (SF) about to pass 100 catches, Corey Rocchiccioli (U) personal best figures 6-37 in his second five-wicket haul.
South Perth (11th) v Bayswater-Morley (12th) at Richardson 1
South Perth were no match for University in Round 12, falling by 171 runs in the first innings, while Bayswater-Morley suffered an outright loss after winning the first innings against Wanneroo.
This match is almost a flip of the coin in terms of results, however, the coaching staff of both clubs will be excited with the young talent on show.
Ryleigh Cameron and James Wainman both produced career-best performances with the bat in Round 12 and will be keen to back up their respective performances.
Umpires: Jack Paterson & Ashlee Gibbons
South Perth: Alex Bevilaqua(c), Brandon Guest, Jacob Mulder, Hayden Krieg, Braydon Meuleman, David Cleary, Eric Botha, Brent Jarvis-Spinks, Darius D'Silva, Tom Banton, Hilton Cartwright.
Bayswater-Morley: Ross Loiacono(c), Aaron Todd, Mitchell Todd, Jonty Wilde, Ashley Jeffrey, Lane Berry, Ryleigh Cameron, Jeffrey Willey, Jake Egan, Joshua Fontana, James Wainman, Liam O'Connor.
Milestones: Michael Bailey (SP) passed 50 catches, Chris Chellew (SP) passed 50 catches, Ryleigh Cameron (BM) personal best 63 runs and four catches, James Wainman (BM) personal best 50 runs.