WA Premier Cricket - Round 6, Day 1
Several exciting finishes have been set up in week one of round six of WA Premier Cricket.
A star-studded Scarborough secured the first innings points over Midland-Guildford at Abbett Park, crossing the Black Ducks’ total of 103 with five wickets in hand.
The visitors gave themselves some early hope with the ball when they reduced the Gulls to 4 for 57 with Josh Phillipe and Cooper Connolly back in the sheds, but Jacob Johnston (42 from 43 balls) and Nick Maiolo (35* from 91 balls) saw the hosts over the line.
Joondalup’s powerful batting lineup burst out of the blocks in their clash with Perth at Iluka Sports Complex, posting a strong score of 9 for 334.
Hundreds for Jake Zsilinszky (111 from 170 balls) and Jake Gerrans (107 from 235 balls) underpinned the Centurions’ total, while Waheguru Dhillon (5/93 from 27 overs) showed his quality for the Demons.
Willetton and Gosnells at Sutherlands Park will resume their fixture on a knife’s edge, with the Dragons needing another 12 runs to secure a first innings win with three wickets in hand.
Brock Larance (3/7 from 6.4 overs) led a well-rounded bowling effort from the visitors that saw the hosts bowled out 120 inside 52 overs, but Hawks recruit Sourav Goyal (4/26 from 11 overs) had his say on proceedings with the ball to ensure the game is still very much alive.
Rockingham-Mandurah came up with a solid score of 9 for 267 against University at Retravision Stadium.
Teague Wyllie (77 from 148 balls), Colby Dyer (55 from 117 balls) and John Sanders (50* from 75 balls) all made important contributions for the Mariners, while Jay Chislett (5/115 from 35 overs) got through a mountain of work for the Students.
Fremantle are situated at 1 for 8 after bowling Claremont-Nedlands out for 201 at Stevens Reserve.
Ollie Dabinett-Jays (64 from 153 balls) and Jacob Whiteaker (63 from 157 balls) scored the bulk of the runs for the Tigers as Jacob Headland (5/41 from 18 overs) ran through their batting lineup, but a blemish came for the Port Boys when the three second-innings overs before stumps cost them opener Kaiden Cookson.
Wanneroo patiently produced a total of 203 against Subiaco-Floreat at Floreat Park.
The Lions’ spinners claimed all ten wickets between them as Hamish McKenzie (7/73 from 31 overs) continued his red-hot start to the year with excellent support from Chris Hansberry (3/67 from 33.2 overs), while Mitchell Slattery (85 from 249 balls) kept the Roos in the contest.
Mount Lawley’s improved batting depth was again on display as they posted a score of 9 for 254 in their contest with Bayswater-Morley at Breckler Park.
Both captains led the way for their respective sides, with Darius D’Silva (102* from 186 balls) the standout batter for the Hawks and Kyle Wiggers (3/55 from 21 overs) the best of the bowlers for the Bears.
Melville made the early running against South Perth as both sides search for their first win of the season at Richardson Park, making a total of 241 and reducing the visitors to 1 for 14.
Fraser Hay (81 from 98 balls) and Kieran Coyne (81 from 184 balls) continued strong spells of form for the Storm, with all-rounder Eric Botha (4/61 from 21 overs) keeping the hosts in touch before Ewen Neilson struck in his opening over.