Rockingham-Mandurah 200 (Jacobs 54, Robertson 50, M.Turner 4-38) defeated by Melville 3-202 (Hay 87, Terry 61, Simmons 3-66)

Melville has shaken up the finals in a big way after defeating the ladder-leading Mariners by seven wickets in an inspired Two Day performance at Lark Hill.

Melville looked to be in control for most of the day after an electric start, which saw the Mariners scrape their way to 4-55 after an early onslaught from the Storm’s bowlers.

However, a fighting 38-run fifth-wicket partnership between Tyler Robertson and Brandon Jacobs put the Mariners back in an attacking frame of mind.

Following Robertson’s dismissal for 50 at 5-93, Jacobs joined forces with Brandon Burt and proceeded to blast the Mariners into a brilliant position with a blistering 76-run partnership.

With the Mariners firmly on top, the Turner brothers came to the rescue for the Storm, working beautifully in tandem to rock the foundations of the Mariners.

The loss of Jacobs for 54 was enough to kick things off for the Storm, as Brad and Mark Turner combined to take the last five wickets in the space of just 31 runs, bowling the home side out for 200.

Mark Turner was superb all day for the Storm, taking 4-38, while Brad finished with a handy 2-27 from his 15 overs.

It was a slow start for the Storm who lost opener Luke Benequista without troubling the scorers.

But it wasn't long until Fraser Hay and Blake Reed kicked Melville back into action.

The dynamic duo dispatched the Mariners bowlers with ease, powering away to a 107-run second-wicket partnership.

However, a few quick wickets to Craig Simmons appeared to put the Mariners back in the match, as Melville fell to 3-107.

The fightback was unfortunately short lived for the home side, as Sean Terry and Drew Porter added a further 95 runs to the scoreboard, securing an inspiring first innings victory against the first-placed Mariners.

Hay was instrumental for the Storm early when the game was on the line, bashing out 87 runs from 105 deliveries, while Simmons did his best with the ball, taking 3-66.

Claremont-Nedlands 3-142 (Hobson 51no, Hope 35, Roberts 1-0) defeated Perth 138 (Pratt 43, Curtis 20, Simpson 6-43)


Claremont-Nedlands have ruthlessly dismantled Perth in a dominant performance with bat and ball, moving into the next week of the finals following a seven-wicket win over the Demons at Cresswell Park.

After being sent in to bat, Perth found itself in immediate trouble following the loss of Jacob Snadden at 1-1.

Unfortunately for the Demons, the innings got worse from there, as Chris Simpson and Daniel Turkich set about destroying Perth’s batting line-up.

Wickets dropped with alarming ease for the Demons, with no one able to stop the Simpson and Turkich onslaught, as Perth crumbled to 8-87 before the Demons found some fight in Lachlan Pratt.

Pratt teamed up with Jack Baker to produce an immeasurably gutsy 40-run eighth-wicket partnership.

Unfortunately, the fight-back was short lived, as Turkich took the final two wickets to bowl the Demons out for 138 after just 55 overs.

Simpson was absolutely outstanding with the ball for the Tigers, finishing with 6-43 from his 16 overs, while Turkich chimed in with 3-38.

Pratt was the only batsman to make a dent in the scorecard for the Demons, finishing with 43 from 50 after coming in at number 10.

With a short target set for victory, the Tigers launched into the run chase with venom, jumping to 1-55 following a 45-run partnership to Daniel Rees and Jackson Edmondstone.

However, a couple of quick wickets to Sean Roberts and Kyle Gardiner brought the game back on an even keel at 3-55.

Unfortunately for the Demons, that was the last wicket to fall for the match, as Nicholas Hobson and Bradley Hope came to the crease and piled on 87 runs in a match-winning fourth-wicket partnership.

Hobson finished with an unbeaten half century for the Tigers, helping to hit the winning runs in just under 50 overs.

Willetton 74 (Walsh 26, Dhillon 16, Chojnowski 4-11) defeated by Fremantle 7-206 (McPhee 52no, Carder 36, Hanna 3-20)

Fremantle has bowled its way into week two of the finals after a comprehensive performance which saw Willetton all out for just 74 at Burrendah Park.

Fremantle quickly pounced on its opportunity, chasing down the runs with ease through Jarryd McPhee and Jake Carder.

The decision to bat first came back to haunt the Dragons, as Fremantle’s Josh Chojnowski obliterated Willetton’s opening line-up.

At 4-15, the match went from bad to worse for the Dragons, who were now in free fall after dropping to 6-37 in one of the more stunning openings to a match in recent memory.

Blair Walsh came to the crease in an effort to reduce the damage, notching a 26-run partnership with Waheguru Dhillon, but the fight-back was short lived, as Zak Ferris and Jarryd McPhee joined in on the action for Fremantle.

The pair combined for four wickets, before Daniel Kennedy ran out Walsh to end the innings with Willetton scoring a measly 74 runs.

With a tiny total to chase down, Fremantle burst out of the blocks with a 48-run opening partnership to Jake Carder and Anthony Collova.

With Collova dismissed at 1-48, Carder teamed up with Kaiden Cookson and proceeded to blow past Willetton’s total, securing the first innings victory, before Carder was removed for 36.

Matthew Hanna did his best to limit the damage for the Dragons in a disappointing end to the season, as he took impressive figures of 3-20 from his 22 overs.

Fremantle decided to declare at 7-206, with the visitors producing an incredible victory through the bowling heroics of Fremantle’s Josh Chojnowski, Zak Ferris and Jarryd McPhee, while McPhee also notched a valuable half century in his side’s terrific win.