Midland-Guildford claimed the wooden spoon
in WA Premier Cricket on Saturday but the future looks bright after the club
won the Colts League on Sunday.
Midland-Guildford defeated Subiaco Floreat
by 79 runs in Sunday’s grand final at Breckler Park.
Keaton Critchell top scored with 56 as
Midland-Guildford made 207, before bowling out Subi for 128.
Noah Le Tessier was outstanding with 3-30
while Tom Gosling took 2-22.
Midland-Guildford won the toss and elected to bat, but
started poorly losing Le Tessier and James Kirwan for ducks.
Hayden Cobley made a quickfire 40, but the Swans slumped to 5-66, with Jack Retallack taking two wickets, before Critchell and
Jack Baker (46) revived the innings.
The pair put on 83 runs for the sixth wicket before Hamish
McKenzie (3-41) dismissed Critchell caught and bowled.
Midland-Guildford moved beyond 200 before being bowled out in
the 50th over.
In reply, Subi lost wickets at regular intervals, although
they still seemed well placed at 2-59 before opener Ben Parker was stumped off
Drew Watson fell shortly after Parker, with Gosling taking
his wicket to trigger a collapse where the Lions lost 3-8.
Ross Williams (21) and Baillie Waller (18) rallied for the
Lions but it was too little too late, as Le Tessier claimed his third wicket
before Subi were bowled out for 128.