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  • Writer's pictureJosh Kempton

Premier Cricket Wrap - Sunday

WA Premier Cricket’s top teams flexed their muscles on Sunday in the last round of one day fixtures to start the season.

Scarborough smashed Melville by nine wickets at Tompkins Park to shore up their spot at the top of the table.

Captain Tom Cullen (64* from 93 balls) made the only score of note as the Storm posted a total of 141, which Josh Mason (88* from 103 balls) made light work of as the Gulls got over the line with more than 15 overs to spare, keeping their perfect beginning to the season alive while condemning their opponents to an 0-4 start.

Bayswater-Morley made it four wins from four with a six-wicket win over Willetton at Burrendah Park.

Captain Kyle Wiggers (3/19 from 9 overs) led a well-rounded bowling effort as the Bears bowled the Dragons out for 106, which they chased inside 23 overs thanks to the quick work of Ryleigh Cameron (54 from 50 balls).

Subiaco-Floreat handed Midland-Guildford their loss of the season by seven wickets at Floreat Park.

It was spin to win for the Lions with Geremy Fatouros (2/32 from 8 overs), Chris Hansberry (2/39 from 10 overs) and Hamish McKenzie (2/49 from 10 overs) as they bowled the Black Ducks out for 186, before Jayden Goodwin (69* from 129 balls) anchored the chase and Sam Smith (41* from 33 balls) finished it.

It took until the last over of the chase but Claremont-Nedlands picked up their first win of the season, defeating Rockingham-Mandurah by six wickets at Cresswell Park.

Rory King (4/40 from 10 overs) did the damage at the top of the order for the hosts but Jay Collard (60 from 98 balls) and Damien Burrage (47 from 52 balls) guided the Mariners to a total of 212, before captain Jacob Whiteaker (73* from 140 balls) used all his experience to guide the Tigers home.

South Perth’s turgid start to the season continued with an eight-wicket loss to Fremantle at Stevens Reserve.

Michael Dawson (3/19 from 7 overs) and Sam Greer (3/41 from 10 overs) were in fine form as the visitors were rolled for just 92, a score the Port Boys tracked down inside 25 overs to leave their opponents rooted to the bottom of the table.

Mount Lawley took the points in the battle of the Hawks, getting over Gosnells by 48 runs at Sutherlands Park.

The big stars shone brightly for the visitors, with captain Clint Hinchliffe (78* from 115 balls) leading them to a score of 6 for 239 before Irish speedster David Delany (5/35 from 10 overs) bagged his maiden five-wicket haul in the competition as the hosts were bowled out for 191.

Perth picked off Wanneroo by 73 runs at Kingsway Sporting Complex.

Jonathan Wells (123 from 140 balls) posted his first hundred of the season as the Demons managed a strong score of 6 for 289, with the Roos up with the run rate for much of the reply but frustratingly losing several batters who made starts as they ended up all out for 216 inside 39 overs.

Joondalup emerged with the win in a rain-affected clash at James Oval, overcoming University by four wickets.

Tom Murray (58 from 61 balls) was the most prominent of the Students’ batters as they posted a total of 9 for 214, with Morgan brothers Jaron (61 from 65 balls) and Garrick (50 from 66 balls) helping the Centurions over their adjusted target.



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