Action from Subiaco Floreat against Melville // John Sherry
Subiaco Floreat and Scarborough continue to push for finals positions with positive opening days during Round 14 of the Alcohol.Think Again Premier Cricket season.
Cameron Green took the spotlight once again to lead Subiaco Floreat beyond 300 against Melville at Floreat Park Oval, while Andrew Rule took four wickets in his 50th game, to bowl Claremont-Nedlands out for 250, despite a Nick Hobson century at Abbett Park.
Fremantle's Chris Chellew became the competition's leading wicket taker as he took three scalps against South Perth, while Midland-Guildford are in front in the battle of the wooden spoon against Rockingham-Mandurah at Lark Hill.
Rob Jones hammered 140 to leave Fremantle in dire straights at Richardson Park, with University once again struggling for consistency in their clash with Perth at Fletcher Park.
Mount Lawley and Wanneroo are locked in a tight contest, with Bayswater-Morley shattering the finals hopes of Gosnells, with 343 on the first day.
Many of the finals positions will be decided at the end of next week, with only one fixture remaining before the finals begin on 11 March.
Bayswater-Morley 343 (Guy 132, Philippe 88, Thomason 6-76) v Gosnells, Sutherlands Park
Bayswater-Morley has left Gosnells' finals hopes in tatters after a dominant opening day at Sutherlands Park. Luis Reece had the Bears on the back foot early with two wickets, before Rob Guy blasted his first century of the campaign to push the game firmly in the away team's favour. Guy smashed 12 fours and three sixes, as he combined with Mitch Todd (52) to steer the side to a massive total. Josh Philippe then piled on the pain with 88 from 86 balls to put an exclamation mark on the day. The Bears finished all out for 343 and in a commanding position at stumps. David Thomason was the pick of the Gosnells bowlers with 6-76 in a strong return, while Reece picked up three of his own.
Mount Lawley 245 (Taylor 43, Smith 41, Dzodzos 4-35) v Wanneroo 0-21 (Lawrence 13no, Millar 7no, Purdy 0-4), Breckler Park
Mount Lawley and Wanneroo shared the spoils on day one, with both sides fighting hard throughout the day for a consolation win at Breckler Park. The hosts began well, building partnerships before Matt Dzodzos took control with consistent strikes. Callum Taylor (43), Michael Smith (41), and Ian Fishman (35) all got starts but couldn’t go onto the big score with tight bowling preventing free runs. Dzodzos claimed 4-35 in a strong showing, while Chris Quelch and Kyle Millar were also impressive with two wickets each. Eventually, Mount Lawley was bowled out for 245, with the Roos 0-21 in response and fancying their chances next weekend.
Midland-Guildford 260 (Cobley 67, Donald 62, Simmons 6-62) v Rockingham-Mandurah 0-26 (Robertson 16no, Green 8no, Cobley 0-3), Lark Hill
Midland-Guildford and Rockingham-Mandurah are locked in a tight battle to avoid the wooden spoon, with runs flowing at Lark Hill. Without veteran Stewart Walters, the youngsters stood up for the visitors with Hayden Cobley (67) and James Kirwan (40) laying a good foundation of 80 for the first wicket. Aneurin Donald was entertaining for his 62 from 57, while late hitting from Jack Baker ensured the Monkey Towners got to 260. Craig Simmons was outstanding for the Mariners with 6-62, while Kyle Gardiner managed three wickets with spin taking all nine wickets off the bat. The hosts are 0-26 in response, needing a win to get off the bottom of the ladder.
Claremont-Nedlands 250 (Hobson 112, Allenby 46, Rule 4-70) v Scarborough 0-34 (Cameron 27no, Moylan 7no, Allenby 0-2), Abbett Park
A Nick Hobson century has saved Claremont-Nedlands on day one of their fixture against Scarborough at Abbett Park. The left-hander smashed 14 boundaries in his knock of 112, as the Tigers posted 250 all out. Jim Allenby made a patient 46, however the Gulls bowlers ran rampant throughout the day to restrict the visitors. Andrew Rule was lively as he secured 4-70, while Liam Stevens picked up two wickets of his own. No other batsman was able to pass 20 for the Tigers in a disappointing display that could see them drop their first game of the season. The Gulls are 0-27 in reply, with Andy Cameron 27 not out overnight. The hosts must win to keep their finals hopes alive, while the Tigers can secure the minor premiership with a victory.
Subiaco Floreat 9-305 dec (Green 83, Malcolm 54, B. Turner 2-17) v Melville 0-2, Floreat Park Oval
Subiaco Floreat has taken the upper hand against Melville in the crunch clash at Floreat Park Oval, with 17-year-old Cameron Green once again taking centre stage. The Storm managed an early strike to open the innings, before calming half centuries to Alex Malcolm and Aaron Lilly steadied the ship for the home team. At 4-131 the game looked in the balance before Green took control, smashing three fours and three sixes in a mature innings of 83. The youngster was joined by teammate Jason Behrendorff (54) as they pushed the total past 300. Mark and Brad Turner were the pick of the bowlers with two wickets each, as Melville struggled on the flat wicket. The Storm finished 0-2 in their innings, with a close match looking ominous.
South Perth 5-366 (Jones 140no, Ovens 89, Chellew 3-46) v Fremantle, Richardson Park
South Perth looked to have secured an unlikely finals spot after an outstanding day against a much more fancied Fremantle side at Richardson Park. Batting first, South Perth went on the attack with Trent Ovens hammering 89 from 119 balls to lay a terrific platform for his side. Rob Jones then took over, belting 12 fours and four sixes on his way to 140 not out. The Englishman continued his fine form with the bat, as he and Brooke Guest (60) pushed the side to 5-366. Hilton Cartwright could only manage 29 upon his return to grade cricket. The Fremantle bowling attack struggled for wickets all day with Chris Chellew taking three wickets to follow on from nine last round. The Port Boys will need to bat well if they are to avoid defeat and the chance at top spot.
University 172 (Bosisto 45, Moore 33, Nelson 2-30) v Perth 1-44 (Wells 25no, Sibley 15no, Rose 1-14), Fletcher Park
Perth look on top against University, with a team bowling performance the key at Fletcher Park. Will Bosisto started brightly for the visitors with a patient 45 before in-form bowler Jacob Van Galen snared his prize wicket. Josh Mason (20) and Daniel Moore (33) got starts but couldn’t go on, with the Students bowled out for just 172. Van Galen and Liam Guthrie were impressive with two wickets apiece, while Aiden Enright and 100-gamer Dean Nelson also managed multiple wickets for the home team. Perth are 1-44 in response and look in control with Jonathan Wells unbeaten on 25, with Dom Sibley on 15.
Willetton 9-342 (Knoll 73no, Johnston 59, Hinchliffe 4-90) v Joondalup, Iluka Sports Complex
Willetton has dented Joondalup’s top four ambitions with a devastating batting display on day one at Iluka, with their middle order dominating the home side's bowlers. Batting first, Cam Bancroft and Kris Elliot were patient in their 90-run stand, with youngster Aaron Hardie finding some form at number four with 44. Matt Johnston (59) and Ross Knoll (73) then piled on the runs as the Dragons passed 300 late in the day. Some late-order hitting from Brennan Wilson (27) saw the team reach 9-342 and in a commanding position. Clint Hinchliffe was the pick of the bowlers with four wickets, while Josh Anderson took three, as the Centurions battle to keep their grip on a top four spot.
WA Premier Cricket Scores – Saturday 18February 2017
Senior Grades – Round 14, Day 1
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WA Premier Cricket - 2nd Grade - Round 14
Bayswater-Morley 1-75 (Lewis 27no, Dower 21) v Gosnells 139 (Roberts 44, Mcnamee 25; O'connor 3-32, Ferry 2-24); Willetton 324 (Sanderson 115, Brennan 47) v Joondalup ; Wanneroo 5-128 (Van der merwe 36, Hall 33; Pabla 4-20) v Mount Lawley 143 (Pabla 50, Douglas 38; Fryer 6-27, Eaton 2-27); University 252 (Powe 50, Delaney 47; Roberts 2-25, Calmy 2-49) v Perth 2-20 (Taylor 2-11); Midland-Guildford 199 (Riley 52, Howard 50; Bull 4-48, Pratt 2-46) v Rockingham-Mandurah 9-39(dec) (Howard 6-26, Reynolds-harris 3-12) and 0-19; Claremont-Nedlands 5-92 (Steel 34, Hitchcock 25) v Scarborough 142 (Simpson 3-26, Rees 2-5); Melville 1-43 v Subiaco Floreat 169 (Keyt 5-35, Russell 3-14); Fremantle 0-20 v South Perth 208 (Korol 60, Thompson 44; Green 5-55, Turriff-smith 2-30).
WA Premier Cricket - 3rd Grade - Round 14
Gosnells 141 (Goes 58, Kelly 23no; Cobley 4-33, Carlson 2-18) v Bayswater-Morley 0-58 (Fontana 31no); Joondalup v Willetton (No result provided); Mount Lawley 0-25 v Wanneroo 285 (Smith 66, Quinlan 59; Kennedy 6-78, Kaye 2-54); Perth CC v University 9-259(cc) (Howieson 40, Aldridge 39); Rockingham-Mandurah 201 v Midland-Guildford 0-0; Scarborough 193 (Iannello 3-35, Hobson 2-26) v Claremont-Nedlands 0-42 (Pike 25no); Subiaco Floreat 1-25 v Melville 146; South Perth 6-79 v Fremantle 173 (Moore 35, Barnes 30; K Spencer-wright 5-51).
WA Premier Cricket - 4th Grade - Round 14
Bayswater-Morley v Gosnells 8-182 (Mcmiles 45, Dib 38; Baker 5-38); Willetton v Joondalup 191; Wanneroo 148 (Macfarlane 34, Kelsey 29; Stewart 3-41, Freind 3-54) v Mount Lawley 1-2; University 2-16 v Perth 198 (Williams 3-28, Rosher 3-73); Midland-Guildford 0-0 v Rockingham-Mandurah 201 (Dimascio 3-65, Gray 2-19, Riley 2-19); Claremont-Nedlands 8-314(cc) (Mcfarlane 125, Campion 68) v Scarborough ; Melville 4-6 v Subiaco Floreat 129; Fremantle v South Perth 270 (Leaver 75, Flint 65; Lumsden 4-67, Jarvis 3-43).
WA Premier Cricket - WADCC Shield (District U17) - Round 11
Gosnells 4-45 (Molgaard angel 2-7) v Bayswater-Morley 65 (Rose 20; Henderson 3-4, Robson 2-3); Joondalup 175 (Sekhon 84, Hindmarsh 21) v Willetton ; Mount Lawley 141 (Gittos 28, Costa 27; Weeramanthri 3-24, Billington 2-23) v Wanneroo 0-28; Perth 5-194(cc) (Townsend 75, Mcveigh 52no; Riccardi 2-35, Martin 2-54) v Centurions ; Rockingham-Mandurah v Midland-Guildford 4-310(cc); Scarborough 6-205(dec) (Mcphee 100, Ferguson 30no; Mcdermid 3-23) v Claremont-Nedlands 1-27 (Hammond 21no); Subiaco Floreat 9-168(cc) (Prashanth 37, Bradnam 34; Vogels 5-19, Atkinson 2-23) v Melville ; South Perth 155 (Armstrong 39no, D'souza 26) v Fremantle.
WA Premier Cricket - Watkins Shield (District U15) – Round 11
Bayswater-Morley v Gosnells 5-267 (Foster 114, Smedley 53; Cappeau 3-46); Willetton v Joondalup 161 (O'brien 51, Mullane 24); Wanneroo 9-165(cc) (Harris 54, Smith 25; Tolhurst 2-21) v Mount Lawley ; Centurions 1-49 v Perth 43 (Ludik 5-7, Bose 3-9); Midland-Guildford v Rockingham-Mandurah (No result provided); Claremont-Nedlands v Scarborough 8-147(cc) (Jack 55; Simpson 3-14, Plowman 3-17); Melville 1-16 v Subiaco Floreat 121 (Pailthorpe 2-0, Guha 2-3); Fremantle 0-1 v South Perth 133 (Kingsley 64no; Byron 5-23, Greer 2-23).