Bayswater Morley have upset second-placed Subiaco Floreat after backing up its superb day one performance by chasing down 198 on day two. With a manageable task in front of them, the Bears settled into their innings quickly, with a 42-run partnership between opening pair Manuel Hunwick and Tim Smithies. With Hunwick dismissed at 1-42, Smithies continued his gritty work with the bat as Mitchell Todd joined him at the crease at 2-76. The duo ramped up the run chase with an excellent third-wicket partnership, smashing 80 runs together before Todd fell at 3-156. With the finishing line in sight, Smithies fell agonisingly short of a brilliant hundred, dismissed by Lions’ skipper Chris Hansberry on 94 with the Bears needing a further 32 runs. Sitting at 6-172 after losing two wickets for no runs, the Bears steadied through Rhys Hampson and Travis Keys, eventually hitting the winning runs in the 82nd over.
Fremantle 178 (McPhee 57, Collova 23, Allenby 3-18) defeated by Claremont Nedlands 6-306 (Whiteaker 122no, Allenby 117, Ferris 3-77), Stevens Reserve West
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Joondalup 3-61 (Inglis 23no, Hinchliffe 17no, Nicholas 2-20) drew with Perth 266 (Nicholas 84no, Guthrie 55, Waru 3-26), Iluka Sports Complex 1
Joondalup and Perth have fought out the season’s first draw on day two after day one was decimated by inclement weather. Day two of the action got underway with Joondalup sending Perth in to bat, hoping to get a result in the match. It appeared to be a good decision to bowl first, as Perth crumbled to 4-39 with Tawera Waru taking a brilliant hat-trick. Perth scraped its way to 7-93 as Josh Anderson ran riot, taking three wickets of his own before Perth finally found a partnership. Josh Nicholas and Aidan Enright dug their heels in to fight out a valuable 61-run partnership, pushing the total to 8-154 as Enright was dismissed. Nicholas, however, had plenty more left in the tank, as he continued to dispatch the ball to all areas of the ground with a second partnership worth 107 runs with Liam Guthrie. Nicholas finished the day with an unbeaten 84 as Perth finished its innings on 266. With the target set, Joondalup had very little time to chase down Perth’s total, managing just 20 overs, scoring 3-61 before time ran out, leaving the match drawn.
Midland Guildford 280 (Mast 151, Critchell 53, Rose 4-74) defeated by Gosnells 345 (Green 142, Hale 93, Critchell 3-70), Lilac Hill 1
Gosnells have cruised past Midland Guildford’s day one total of 280 with ease, scoring a whopping 345 off the back of a brilliant opening partnership. With a lofty 280 to chase down, Gosnells resumed the day at 0-44 with Ben Green and Timothy Hale at the crease where the duo immediately began chipping away at the total. The pair put on a whopping opening partnership of 189 runs which instantly swung the match in their favour. Hale was eventually dismissed on 93 which brought another two wickets tumbling, leaving Gosnells nervously on 3-190. However, Green continued punishing the opposition bowlers, this time with a 91-run stand with David Roberts. Their partnership pushed the total past Midland Guildford’s 280 and secured the first innings win as Green was finally bowled by Corry Verco after his amazing knock of 142 from 243 balls which included 17 fours and one six. Roberts continued to bat out the rest of the innings, finishing with 57 after helping Gosnells to the huge score of 345.
Rockingham Mandurah 210 (Pollock 60, Hutchison 30, Turner 4-54) defeated Melville 157 (Towers 33, Scollay 23, Burrage 2-7), Lark Hill 1
Rockingham Mandurah have pulled off an amazing victory over Melville on day two, bowling the Storm out for 157 after they appeared to be in total control on day one. Melville began day two at on 4-116, needing just 94 runs to catch the Mariners with Fraser Hay and Ryan Duffield at the crease. However, Duffield added just one more run before he was removed which then sparked an epic collapse. No batsmen could find a way to stop the rot for Melville, as the Mariners bowlers ran riot, taking the final six wickets for a measly 40 runs. Aaron Burrage, Jordan Clark, Matthew France and Ryan Done took two wickets each for the Mariners in an unbelievable bowling display that contained Melville to 157 to claim a sensational first innings victory.
South Perth 144, 8-239(dec) (D’Silva 104no, Cartwright 87, Chislett 3-51) defeated Mount Lawley 103, 9-113 (Sharman 35, Purdy 23, Bevilaqua 4-35), Richardson Park 2
South Perth have fallen one wicket short of a brilliant outright victory over Mount Lawley after a polished all-round performance on day two, settling for a first innings win. Mount Lawley began the day at the crease on 8-98 and could only manage a further five runs as South Perth put the first innings victory in the bank. The home side then returned to the crease in search of an outright victory. After starting off sluggishly at 3-54, Hilton Cartwright and Darius D’Silva crunched a quick-fire 94-run partnership to steady the innings. Following Cartwright’s dismissal, after belting 87 from 78 including 11 fours and four sixes, D’Silva continued to anchor the innings for South Perth as wickets continued to fall around him. D’Silva pushed his side’s total to 239 before declaring as he finished with a brilliant 104 not-out. Keen to avoid an outright defeat, Mount Lawley struggled to get their innings started, losing 3-9 in the blink of an eye. Dylan Sharman (35) and Liam Purdy (23) tried to find a way to win, however, Alex Bevilaqua and Simon Ringrose punished the Hawks batsmen, taking seven wickets between them. Sitting at 9-109 and well short of South Perth’s 239, Hawks batsmen Justin Kandiah and Mohamed Ijaz managed to block and defend their way through the final overs, escaping the outright loss.
Wanneroo 215 (King 58, Millar 39no, Agar 3-62) defeated by University 255 (Bartlett 85, Paver 68, Cattrall 3-34), Kingsway Sports Ground 1
University has continued its impressive patch of form with a solid first innings victory over Wanneroo. Starting the day on 1-28, Will Bosisto and Sean Stuart were dismissed in quick succession, leaving the visitors stumbling on 3-48. However, a scorching 84-run partnership between Ashton Agar and George Bartlett put University back in the box seat. Viv Paver entered the crease at 4-132 and immediately found his range with the bat, as he and Bartlett scored a superb 92 runs in a fifth-wicket partnership. Bartlett was eventually dismissed, finishing on 85, leaving his side one run shy of Wanneroo’s total at 5-214. The Roos’ bowlers managed to find their range a little too late, with Jack Cattrall, Dylan Banks and Mathew Dzodzos taking three wickets each as University ended the day on 255 with a first innings victory.
Willetton 317 (Bond 121, Biss 62, Knight 3-69) defeated by Scarborough 9-370 (Moylan 117, Maiolo 92, Bond 4-94), Burrendah Reserve 1
Scarborough have pulled off a win over fifth-placed Willetton, bowling the home side out for 317 on day two following its brilliant day one effort with the bat. With a monster total of 370 to chase down, Willetton started well through openers Iszak Milentis and Stuart Biss. The pair put on a 60-run opening stand before Milentis was bowled by Lance Morris. After losing a further two wickets at 3-91, Will Rhodes and James Godfrey added 44 runs during their fourth-wicket partnership to inch closer to Scarborough’s total. However, Willetton lost three wickets in the space of 18 runs leaving the home side struggling on 6-153. Fresh from a four-wicket haul, Kallen Bond entered the crease and immediately gave his side the spark that was needed to possibly steal the unlikeliest of victories. Bond destroyed Scarborough’s bowlers, belting his way to 121 from 118, including 15 fours and two sixes. Bond was eventually dismissed by Morris after a terrific 96-run partnership with Matt Hanna, leaving his side on 9-313. Unfortunately for Willetton, Hanna’s innings lasted just a few more deliveries, as he was bowled by Liam Knight on 33 with Willetton falling 53 runs short on 317.