Claremont-Nedlands 5-83 (Crawley 37no, Whiteaker 18, Leipold 2-6) v Gosnells 148 (Roberts 60, Leipold 31, Simpson 6-19), Cresswell Park
Claremont-Nedlands and Gosnells are evenly placed after a tight first day of action at Cresswell Park.
Jamie Crawley and Joel Paris will be hoping to knock off the bulk of the runs early to make sure Tigers chase down the target with a minimum of fuss. However, Matthew Leipold will be standing in the way with ball, looking to cause an upset for Gosnells.
Fremantle 2-108(dec) (Whiteman 38no, Carder 32, Pabla 1-31) v Mount Lawley 104 (Newnham 41, Petta 18, Abell 3-14), Stevens Reserve
Fremantle has already sewn up a first innings victory on day one after a dominant display against Mount Lawley at Stevens Reserve.
Hawks head coach David Virgo said the club will need to find something special if they are to avoid a rampaging Fremantle that is gunning for a valuable outright victory.
“We’re in a world of trouble, at the moment, so the plan is just to bat as long as we can," he said.
"We just have to get as many runs as possible really, and hopefully hold off the outright with a bit of guts and determination."
Melville 1-79 (Terry 37no, Reed 36no, Nicholas 1-22) v Perth 229 (Jury 87, Snadden 50, Reed 4-37), Tompkins Park
Melville look to be in the box seat against Perth, following a productive first day at Tompkins Park.
Sean Terry and Blake Reed will return to the crease for the Storm, needing a further 151 runs to secure a first innings victory.
Melville head coach Brad Thomspon said a strong start is crucial in helping the side secure a dominant win.
“We’ll just be looking to get through the first 45 minutes and see how things unfold. If we can get through that first hour without losing a wicket, it’ll go a long way to us coming away with a win," he said.
Midland-Guildford v Bayswater-Morley 6-320 (M.Todd 127, A.Todd 85, McBrine 3-50), Lilac Hill
Bayswater-Morley dominated day one with the bat at Lilac Hill, tallying a whopping 6-320 off the back of a tremendous century to Mitchell Todd. Midland-Guildford will have its work cut out if it is to chase down the Bears’ whopping total and break through for its first win of the season.
Rockingham-Mandurah 248 (Bracey 87, Poller 35, Tyler 3-43) v Scarborough 0-8 (Rose 8no), Lark Hill
Rockingham-Mandurah and Scarborough are evenly poised after day one, with the Mariners posting a handy total of 248 at Lark Hill.
With a tricky total in front of them, the Gulls will be hoping to get Nicholas Maiolo and Jacob Johnston into the attack around the tea break to bring home the first innings victory.
Scarborough head coach Wes Robinson said team will go about it like they would any other run chase.
"We’ve got the score in front of us, so we’ll go about our batting plan, we know they’ll come hard at us, so it’s just about trying to get through those periods and keep the momentum going our way. If we bat out the day, then we should get the job done.”
Subiaco Floreat 4-153(dec) (How 60, Lilly 37no, Rogers 1-22) v South Perth 117(cc) (Guest 63no, Chellew 18, Parker 4-8), Floreat Park
Subiaco Floreat have dominated South Perth on day one at Floreat Park, securing a first innings win by the end of the day’s play after a tremendous bowling performance.
The Lions have all the momentum in this match and are aiming for a second outright win to put them into the top three.
South Perth need Chris Chellew and Darius D’Silva to lead its bowling attack and avoid another detrimental loss.
University v Willetton 9-291(cc) (Bancroft 154, Hepburn 34, Rocchiccioli 3-75), James Oval
Willetton and Cameron Bancroft have dominated day one of the action against University at James Oval, with the opener producing a remarkable century to put the Dragons in the box seat.
Willetton’s bowlers will be on high alert, with University’s batting line up one of the most feared in the competition. A few early wickets to Simon Mackin could change the shape of the match.
University head coach Will Stibbs said Willetton have a few dangerous bowlers so the main aim will be to make sure they don't impact the game early.
"If we can get through that early part of the day without too much trouble, we’ll look to bat throughout the day. The wicket looks pretty good and the outfield is quick, so if we can bat out the day, chasing down 290 shouldn’t be a problem.”
Wanneroo 1-33 (Richards 16, Birt 16no, Chadwick 1-11) v Joondalup 201 (J.Morgan 81, J.Zsilinszky, Spoors 4-6), Kingsway Sports Ground
Wanneroo and Joondalup are locked in a tight battle, following a tense first day of action at Kingsway Sports Ground.
The Roos will look to build back into the run chase on day two, looking to add a second win in a row after breaking through for their first win of the season last week.
Wanneroo head coach Joel Charles said it will be a pretty patient build up for them.
"We’ve got 14 overs left with this ball then we get a new one, so it’ll be navigating that and batting as long as possible."