Bayswater Morley v Subiaco Floreat 198 (Monteleone 71, Lilly 37, Wilde 4-47), Hillcrest Lower Oval
Bayswater Morley’s bowlers dominated day one against Subiaco Floreat, bowling the Lions out for 198. The Bears decision to send the Lions in to bat turned out to be a fruitful one, striking early to leave the Lions struggling on 3-31 with Jonty Wilde and Ashley Jeffrey taking the wickets. Andrew Holder and Aaron Lilly steadied the innings with a determined 48-run partnership before Jeffrey and Wilde struck again, taking a further three wickets in the space of 10 runs. Tim Monteleone managed to escape the damage, anchoring the innings for the Lions with a 51-run partnership with Jack Retallack. Monteleone finished with a hard-fought 71, spending almost three hours at the crease, as the Bears knocked the tail over, bowling the Lions out for 198. Jonty Wilde and Ashley Jeffery dominate the day, taking seven wickets between them.
Fremantle 8-155 (McPhee 57, Collova 23, Allenby 3-18) v Claremont Nedlands, Stevens Reserve West
Claremont Nedlands have put in a polished bowling performance on day one against Fremantle, containing the home side to 8-155 after the day’s play. Fremantle’s decision to bat proved costly early, losing Kaiden Cookson for a duck at 1-4. Anthony Collova and Matthew Micale, however, managed to steady, with a 45-run partnership to push the total to 49 before disaster struck. Fremantle suffered an epic collapse, losing five wickets in the space of 38 runs, with the Tigers bowlers running rampant. At 6-87, Jarryd McPhee and Ross Macauley eked out a tough 64-run partnership to give the home side something to defend. However, Tigers veteran James Allenby struck twice in the space of three runs, leaving Fremantle floundering on 8-155 at the end of day one.
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Midland Guildford 280 (Mast 151, Critchell 53, Rose 4-74) v Gosnells (Green 27no, Hale 14no), Lilac Hill 1
Midland Guildford batsman Jordan Mast dominated day one against Gosnells, scoring a sensational 151 to help his side to the lofty total of 280. Gosnells decision to send Midland Guildford in to bat looked like a good decision early on, taking 4-47 and seemingly in control of the match. However, Mast had other ideas, as he and Keaton Critchell stepped to the crease and made an immediate impact. The pair thrived in difficult conditions, blasting a 120-run partnership before Critchell was eventually dismissed after a hard-fought half century. Three wickets fell in quick succession, leaving Midland Guildford on 7-195 before another Mast-lead 68-run partnership with Julian Crudeli boosted the total to 263. Mast was eventually dismissed for 151 from 165 balls, which included 20 fours and two sixes, as he helped Midland Guildford to a solid 280 runs. Jaxom Rose did his best in trying circumstances for Gosnells, taking 4-74. Gosnells fought out 20 overs with the bat before the end of the day’s play, scoring 44 without loss.
Rockingham Mandurah 210 (Pollock 60, Hutchison 30, Turner 4-54) v Melville 4-116 (Towers 33, Scollay 23, Burrage 2-7), Lark Hill 1
Melville appear to be in prime position to snare a first innings win over Rockingham Mandurah after a dominant display on day one. It wasn’t all smooth sailing for Melville, with the Mariners enjoying a solid start to their innings, sitting at 3-120 after a quick-fire 70-run partnership between Ed Pollock and Aaron Burrage. Pollock was eventually dismissed after cracking 60 runs from 40 balls, smashing four fours and five sixes during his impressive knock. However, the rest of the Mariners line up struggled to keep the momentum following Pollock’s dismissal, with Melville’s bowlers clicking into gear. With Nathan Hutchinson (30) the only other batsman to score above 23 runs, the Mariners scraped their way to 210 after just 56 overs with Mark Turner dominating with the ball, taking 4-54. Melville responded with a strong start to its innings through a 55-run partnership between Luke Towers and Blake Reed. Tom Scollay and Matthew Wiley added a further 33 runs as Melville finished the day on 4-116.
South Perth 144 (Cartwright 46, Guest 42, Ijaz 3-31) v Mount Lawley 8-98 (Beaton 33, Rakich 29, Cartwright 2-14), Richardson Park 2
South Perth look set to claim a first innings victory after both sides struggled with the bat on day one in difficult conditions. After winning the toss and sending South Perth in to bat, the Hawks struck early, taking opener Jackson Edmondstone for one. A tough 52-run partnership between Brandon Guest and Hilton Cartwright steadied the innings somewhat before South Perth lost five wickets in the space of 44 runs to sit at 6-99. Cartwright finished with the top score of 46, while Liam Purdy and Mohamed Ijaz did the damage with the ball. South Perth lost its final four wickets for 45 runs after Brooke Guest grinded out 42 runs towards the end of the innings, as the home side scrambled their way to 144 with only three batsmen managing to make double figures. The Hawks, however, found themselves in immediate trouble at the start of their innings, losing 3-37 as South Perth captain Chris Chellew knocked over the first three wickets, including a brilliant run-out. The brief glimmer of hope from Tom Beaton and Dylan Sharman’s 41-run partnership was extinguished as Simon Ringrose nabbed both wickets in the space of five runs. Struggling at 5-83, the Hawks then lost another three wickets cheaply as they crumbled to 8-98 at the end of the day’s play.
Wanneroo 215 (King 58, Millar 39no, Agar 3-62) v University 1-28 (Stuart 20no, Mason 5, Banks 1-15), Kingsway Sports Ground 1
University appear to have a slight edge over Wanneroo following day one, ending the day on 1-28 after bowling the Roos out for 215. After winning the toss and electing to bat, the Roos enjoyed solid service from their opening line up, with Jordan King, Jacob Johnston, Christian Smith and Kyle Millar all contributing heavily to the score. A 48-run partnership between King and Johnston had the Roos sitting comfortably on 3-109. After King and Johnston were dismissed, Millar took it upon himself to propel the total towards 200. However, at 5-164, Millar found partners hard to come by, as the Roos lost their final five wickets in the space of 44 runs, ending their innings on 215. University managed just 13 overs before the end of the day’s play, sitting at 1-28.
Willetton v Scarborough 9-370 (Moylan 117, Maiolo 92, Bond 4-94), Burrendah Reserve 1
Scarborough has dominated day one with the bat, finishing the day at a whopping 9-370 following a sublime century to Samuel Moylan. The decision to send Scarborough in to bat from Willetton looked to be a good one early, as Matt Hanna took out opener Lochie Hardy for a duck. However, Willetton were unaware of the carnage that was about to ensue. Moylan and Nicholas Maiolo blasted a sensational 172 runs during their brutal second wicket partnership. Maiolo was eventually dismissed eight runs short of a century but not before smacking 15 boundaries in his terrific knock. Moylan continued along his merry way, scoring a further 61 runs in his partnership with Liam Knight. Maiolo was eventually dismissed after scoring a massive 117 runs from 188 balls, including 17 fours, leaving Scarborough in a great position at 3-233. Two quick wickets from Will Rhodes and Kallen Bond threatened to change the momentum of the match, However, at 5-238, Wesley Robinson came to the crease and steadied. Robinson anchored the back end of the innings as wickets fell steadily around him, scoring a brilliant 79 not out as he and Lance Morris pushed the total to 370 at the end of the day’s play.