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  • Writer's pictureJosh Kempton

WA Premier Cricket Wrap - Round 13, Day 1

A record-breaking performance from Fremantle’s Sam Whiteman highlighted the first week of round 13 in WACA Premier Cricket.


The WA opener put Joondalup to the sword with a magnificent 250 not out from 263 deliveries, beating out Mitch Marsh’s 208 against Gosnells in 2009 to make the highest ever first grade score for the club.


Whiteman’s effort was the feature in a monster score of 4 for 467 from 90 overs at Iluka Sports Complex, with import George Bartlett (112 from 125 balls) and captain Chris Davenport (54* from 49 balls) also in on the action.


For good measure, Whiteman also led the Port Boys over the line in the Premier T20 final on Sunday night, top scoring with 56 not out from 37 balls as his side tracked down Subiaco-Floreat’s score of 123 with two balls to spare.


In the weekend’s other games, South Perth started strongly against ladder leaders Claremont-Nedlands at Cresswell Park, posting 311 from 88.5 overs after being sent in to bat.


The visitors’ score was built on an even spread of contributors, with Hilton Cartwright (52 from 88 balls) and Sean Stuart (51 from 89 balls) leading the way.


Perth are in a good position against University at Fletcher Park, being bowled out with three balls left in the day with 318 on the board.


Jono Wells starred for the Demons on return from Big Bash duties, making 140 from 213 deliveries, while Tom Gosling (5/81 from 23.4 overs) put in a big effort for the Students.


Bayswater-Morley renewed hostilities with Willetton at Hillcrest Reserve, with the hosts reducing the Dragons to 2 for 9 in 9 overs after making 232 from their 78.5 overs with the bat.

A strong recovery from 6 for 110 was led by Cameron Todd (65 from 120 balls), with veteran Matt Hanna (3/62 from 15 overs) leading the way for the Dragons, before the Bears grabbed the big wickets of Iszak Milentis and Kallen Bond as the day drew to a close.


Melville are pushing for an outright win against Mount Lawley at Breckler Park, having already secured first innings points.


Mark Turner (4/31 from 13 overs) lead the way with the ball as the Hawks were bowled out for 100 inside 50.4 overs before the Storm showed serious intent in their batting innings, declaring it closed after just 29 overs with 2 for 168 on the board as Kieran Coyle (103* from 99 balls) dominated.


The aggressive move bore fruit, with Turner grabbing another wicket before stumps to reduce the hosts to 1 for 9.


Rockingham-Mandurah came up with an improved batting effort against Midland-Guilford at Retravision Stadium, managing 6 for 279 from their 90 overs.


English wicketkeeper-batter George Bell continued his strong season for the Mariners, top-scoring with 78 from 142 deliveries.


Subiaco-Floreat bounced back from an outright loss last week with a strong effort against Scarborough at Floreat Park, dismissing the visitors for 204 from 87 overs.


Jacob Johnston (72* from 166 balls) top-scored for the Gulls as Chris Hansberry (4/42 from 31 overs) showed his class for the Lions, who made a fast start with the bat thanks to Ethan Chivers hitting two boundaries in the sole second innings over before the day’s end.


Gosnells will look to push for their second win for the summer after bowling out Wanneroo for 187 from 83.2 overs at Kingsway Sports Ground.


Michael Dawson (3/18 from 8.2 overs) and Luis Reece (3/27 from 17 overs) were the best of the bowlers for the Hawks, who managed to get through 4 batting overs before stumps unscathed.


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