University upset third-placed Bayswater Morley by three runs after a stunning bowling display on day two. The Bears began the day on 0-5, with Rhys Hampson and Aaron Todd at the crease, but it did not take long for University to strike. Josh Dallimore took opener Todd for seven before Tim Smithies entered the crease and swung the match back in the Bears’ favour. Smithies and Hampson produced a solid 55-run partnership before the latter was dismissed for 19. However, Smithies was undeterred as he found a new partner in Mitchell Todd, with the pair blasting an 89-run stand and pushing Bayswater Morley towards victory. After Smithies was run out following his brilliant knock of 105, the Bears suffered a serious middle-to-late order collapse, losing its final six wickets for 54 runs and falling just three runs short of victory.
Claremont Nedlands once again asserted itself on the competition, with a comprehensive first-innings win over Rockingham Mandurah. The Tigers started the day on 0-42 with Jacob Whiteaker and Cameron Steel at the crease. The Tigers' 0-42 turned swiftly into 3-95, as they lost their first three batsmen in quick succession. However, the side managed to steady through a hard-fought 68-run partnership from captain Chris Brabazon and Bradley Hope. After Hope was dismissed for 66, Brabazon found another partner in Haydan Morton, with the pair continuing to punish the Mariners' bowling attack. Brabazon was eventually dismissed for 87 after he and Morton put on a magnificent 93-run stand as Claremont Nedlands batted out the day and finished with a dominant 368.
Gosnells has won its first match of the season, running out four-wicket winners after chasing down Joondalup's 268. Gosnells started day two strongly through Timothy Hale and Ben Green, getting to 43 before Hale was dismissed. Green continued grinding through the innings while also finding a partner in Jonathon Crowe. The pair put on a superb 115-run stand before Green was dismissed by Harry Larmett on 72. The runs continued to flow for Gosnells’ middle order, with each batsman getting themselves set, even if they did not go on to post significant individual scores. Aaron Keverne-Onyon continued his good form through the match - and the season - after taking 3-71 on day one and hitting the winning runs with Ryan James-Buckley on day two.
Willetton continued its dominance throughout day two, culminating in a comfortable nine-wicket win. Entering the day at 2-70, Willetton pushed hard for the remainder of its first innings, eventually declaring at 9-200 after Kallen Bond (50) and captain Matthew Johnston (45) attacked throughout. After being sent back in to bat, Midland Guildford struggled to reach Willetton’s first innings total as Matt Hanna continued his domination with the ball from day one. The only resistance for Midland Guildford came from Austin Thomas, who scored a hard-fought 45 and Keaton Critchell, who managed 31 before being bowled by Johnston. Hanna took out the tail-enders, finishing with brilliant figures of 7-44 and keeping the opposition to 148. With the small total of 55 to chase down, Willetton wasted no time in getting the runs on the board, securing victory in the 13th over.
Subiaco Floreat cruised to victory in the first innings against Mount Lawley after charging past Mount Lawley’s day one total. The Lions entered the crease at 0-0 and immediately found themselves in trouble after not batting at all on day one. Sitting at 3-24, the Lions were spared complete embarrassment as Tim Monteleone tried to carve out an innings. However, wickets continued to steadily fall with Mount Lawley’s Matthew Taylor taking out the Lion’s middle order. Sitting shakily at 6-94, Andrew Holder and captain Chris Hansberry set about steadying the innings for the Lions, putting on an unbelievably grinding 82-run partnership. Holder was eventually dismissed on 65 after spending a whopping three hours and 39 minutes at the crease. With the total chased down, the Lions enjoyed the back end of the innings, swinging at everything on their way to 254.
Perth won a hotly-contested match by 25 runs against Fremantle in the first innings. Fremantle struggled to get going early, as its first opportunity to bat came at the beginning of day two. Sitting at 4-54, Daniel Kennedy and Chris Davenport entered the crease and immediately gave the visitors a chance at victory. The pair put on a gritty 78-run partnership before Davenport was dismissed for 38, while giving Fremantle renewed hope at 5-132. The hope was short lived for Fremantle, as it lost its remaining five wickets for 51 runs, leaving it 25 runs short of victory. The Perth bowling attack bowled superbly to defend its relatively small total, with Liam Guthrie, Alex Calmy and Sean Roberts taking three wickets each.
South Perth inflicted Melville’s first loss for the season, with a comfortable first innings victory. Starting the day on 4-70 with Brandon Guest and Chris Chellew at the crease, South Perth needed only 25 runs to equal Melville’s first innings total. Guest added a further 18 runs to his total through a 49-run partnership with Chellew, finishing the day with 40, and putting his side ahead in the match. The tail wagged considerably for South Perth after Alex Bevilaqua entered the crease, as he and Andrew Korol put on a solid 46-run stand to finish the innngs. Bevilaqua finished with a bruising 60 off 52, including seven fours and two sixes, handing South Perth the first innings victory. Melville made 9-151 in the second innings after being sent in to bat by South Perth, who were looking for the outright win.
Scarborough won its first match of the season with a first innings victory over Wanneroo. Scarborough started day two in a fantastic position on 1-78 with Nicholas Maiolo and Lochie Hardy at the crease on 40 and 30 respectively. Maiolo made just two more runs for the day, but Hardy continued where he left off and finished with a controlled 64 from 130, leaving his side in a strong position to take the match. However, a brilliant spell of bowling from John Walter saw Scarborough lose three wickets in the space of five runs, with Walter taking all three. Placed precariously at 7-148, Scarborough rallied late through Ryan Knight (27) and finished 22 runs ahead on 193. The Roos came back to the crease in the second innings and pushed hard for 23 overs, eventually declaring at 5-150. Emile van der Merwe and Haydn Slodecki top scored for the home side with a quick fire 44 and 41 respectively. Scarborough then re-entered the crease looking for the outright win, but only managed 7-87.