WA Premier Cricket Wrap - Round 12, Day 2
WACA Premier Cricket’s leading teams showed their class with the red ball in round 12, with the first round of two day fixtures since the Christmas break coming to a head.
Willetton secured a 149 run outright win late in the day against Subiaco Floreat, bowling the Lions out for 61 in their second innings after knocking them over for 88 in their first innings.
Zach Ferris was the star of the show for the Dragons, backing up his 4 for 20 from 11 overs in the first innings with 4 for 19 from 7 overs in the second.
Claremont-Nedlands wrapped up an 81 run win against University at James Oval, bowling the Students out for 229 from 68.2 overs.
The Tigers were sniffing a chance of an outright at 4 for 38 but were kept in the field by opener Benedict Geedes, who was the last man dismissed for an excellent 119 from 182 deliveries.
Midland-Guildford beat Fremantle by 110 runs at Stevens Reserve, with the Black Ducks bowling the Port Boys out for 200 in 77.1 overs.
In pursuit of 310, Zac Howard (5/91 from 25.1 overs) ripped through the hosts’ batting lineup, with Jack Camarda (56 from 108 balls) adding some respectability to the score from number nine after they slumped to 8 for 115.
Bayswater-Morley flexed their muscles in a 135 run over Wanneroo at Kingsway Sports Ground, routing the Roos for 192 inside 69.1 overs after making 327 last week.
The score would have looked much worse if not for Mitchell Slattery, who produced an even hundred from 186 deliveries to keep the Bears at arm’s length.
Perth defeated Gosnells by six wickets at Sutherlands Park, with the visitors getting over the Hawks’ score of 187 in the 57th over.
Run machine Joel Curtis posted his second hundred of the season in the chase, making 119 from 185 balls.
Melville overcame an early batting wobble to get over Rockingham-Mandurah’s score of 142 with 3 wickets at Tompkins Park.
After resuming at none for 17, a strong first session from the Mariners reduced the score to 6 for 84, but Kiale O’Brien (54 from 66 balls) held his nerve to get the Storm just about home.
Scarborough got the job done over Mount Lawley by 146 runs at Abbett Park, bowling the Hawks out for 187 from 76.3 overs.
The visitors had a mountain to climb after coming out at 2 for 26 in pursuit of 333 and produced a frustrating effort with the bat, with nine batters in double figures but a top score of just 33, with Nick Maiolo (3/21 from 9.3 overs) leading an even spread of contributors with the ball for the Gulls.
Joondalup picked up a 21 run win over South Perth at Richardson Park, bowling the hosts out for 251 from 91.1 overs late in the day.
South Perth were in the driver's seat at 1 for 133, but the Centurions turned the screw late in the day, led by Harman Sekhon (3/46 from 20 overs).