Rockingham-Mandurah (1st) v Melville (6th) at Lark Hill 1

The last time these two sides met was back in Round 11 at Tompkins Park, where the Mariners emerged victorious by 17 runs in a nail-biter.

James Bracey and Fraser Hay managed to produce half centuries for their respective sides in a low scoring match, while Dane Ugle and Mark Turner took advantage of the bowler-friendly wicket to take four wickets each.

While their positions are at opposite ends of the top six, it would be foolish to completely discount the Storm from pulling off an almighty upset.

The Mariners have obvious star power at their disposal, with Bracey (third overall for runs scored), Ugle (18th) and Criag Simmons (competition leading wicket taker),Melville have banded together all season against the odds to reach the finals.

With the second stingiest bowling attack in the competition, this match could be a replay of their Round 11 clash.

Umpires: Todd Rann & James Hewitt
Rockingham-Mandurah: Craig Simmons(c), Dane Ugle, Kane Standing, Tyler Robertson, Aaron Burrage, Damien Burrage, Vincent Poller, Leon Coombs, Brandon Jacobs, Adam France, Brandon Burt
Melville: Sean Terry(c), Drew Porter, Thomas Kerr-Sheppard, Ryan Duffield, Mark Turner, Brad Turner, Blake Reed, Luke Benequista, Fraser Hay, Tom Smith, Andrew Needham


Claremont-Nedlands (2nd) v Perth (5th) at Cresswell Park


These two sides were scheduled to meet in Round 15, however, due to the weather, they were unable to step out onto the pitch, which will create an interesting dynamic on game day.

Claremont-Nedlands has lived in the finals in recent years, winning five of the past 10 elimination finals.

Meanwhile, Perth have made seven elimination finals, but struggled to get past the first round, winning only one.

This looms as a huge test for the Demons against last season’s premiers, however, Perth has definitely got the fire power with the ball to get the job done.

Josh Nicholas and Liam Guthrie have led the Demons’ bowling attack superbly all season but will need plenty of assistance to take down the Tigers’ fearsome batting attack, which boasts competition leaders Bradly Hope and Nicholas Hobson.

Umpires: Trent Steenholdt & Ashlee Gibbons
Claremont-Nedlands: Nicholas Hobson(c), Daniel Turkich, Jacob Whiteaker, Elliot Hitchen, Haydan Morton, Christopher Simpson, Clayton Herbst, Thomas May, Bradley Hope, Jackson Edmondstone, Tim David, Daniel Rees, Cameron Watson
Perth: Luke Jury(c), Jacob Snadden, Josh Nicholas, Sean Roberts, Tom Scollay, Jack Baker, Jordan Mast, Jonathan Wells, Joel Curtis, Lachlan Pratt, Kyle Gardiner
Milestones: Luke Jury (P) about to pass 100 catches.

Willetton (3rd) v Fremantle (4th) at Burrendah 1

These two sides last met way back in Round 2 at Stevens Reserve, where Willetton snuck home by 13 runs in a One Day thriller.

This will undoubtedly be the most intriguing match up for the first week of finals.

The Dragons looked to be struggling halfway through the season, with finals seemingly out of reach, before winning four of their last five games, including an outright victory, to jump up into third place.

However, the opposite could be said for Fremantle, who hovered between second and fourth for much of the season, but wash-outs against bottom-rung teams Gosnells and Joondalup did hurt their chances to finish higher.

The Dragons always looks much more dangerous with first choice bowlers Matthew Hanna, Aaron Hardie, Simon Mackin and Will Rhodes available, but with only Hanna and Hardie at their disposal, a lot more will be asked of Kallen Bond.

The battle between those three and Fremantle batsmen Brayden Sutton, Daniel Kennedy and Jake Carder will be a key to the outcome of this match.

Umpires: Nathan Johnstone & Dean Trigg
Willetton: Kallen Bond(c), Iszak Milentis, Sean Brennan, Aaron Hardie, James Godfrey, Shayne Wornes, Blair Walsh, Brennan Wilson, Waheguru Dhillon, Matthew Hanna, Aaron McCall, Nic Geisler
Fremantle: Brayden Sutton(c), Ross Macauley, Daniel Kennedy, Chris Davenport, Jarryd McPhee, Jake Carder, Josh Chojnowski, Zach Ferris, Kaiden Cookson, Anthony Collova, Matthew Micale, Robbie Holmes
Milestones: Jarryd McPhee (F) 50 matches