Premier Cricket Round 15 Wrap
5 March 2017  

The Alcohol.Think Again Premier Cricket regular season came to an end on Saturday, with Round 15 finalising the top six and giving many sides consolation wins looking towards next season.

Subiaco Floreat managed to jump South Perth into fifth position, with the Sky Blues going down to a rampant Claremont-Nedlands side.

The Tigers will face the Sky Blues again next week in Round One of the finals series, while Fremantle will play Subiaco Floreat in a bumper clash.

Perth and Joondalup will complete the weekend’s fixtures, with this clash set to be the tightest.

Claremont-Nedlands' Tim David finished as the league's top scorer with 751 runs, just one run ahead of Wanneroo's Dan Lawrence, while a five-wicket haul to Subiaco Floreat's Andrew Holder ensured he finished on top of the wickets with 41.

Joondalup 303 (Inglis 133, Johnson 51, Del Prete 3-47) defeated Bayswater-Morley 113 (Loiacono 32no, Wilde 21, Anderson 3-27), Hillcrest Lower

 A stunning century from Josh Inglis has guaranteed Joondalup fourth position after a 190-run win over Bayswater-Morley at Hillcrest Lower. Inglis was sublime throughout the innings, belting 15 fours and a six in his 133 from 101 balls. A half-century to Michael Johnson meant the side propelled past 300 to post a competitive total. Dan Del Prete was impressive on debut taking three wickets for the Bears. The chase was made harder when the Bears fell to 6-49, with Josh Anderson and Simon Branston ripping through the top order. Ross Loiacono was the only batsman to show resistance with 32 not out, as the Bears were bowled out for 113. Ty Hopes was also impressive for the Centurions with three wickets.

Claremont-Nedlands 7-226 (David 53, Brabazon 39, Huckett 2-25) defeated South Perth 126 (Bailey 71, Cartwright 24, Morton 3-19), Cresswell Park

Claremont-Nedlands warmed up for their One-Day Final with a 100-run victory over South Perth at Cresswell Park. The Tigers struggled for consistent partnerships when setting their total, however Tim David (53) and Chris Brabazon (39) steadied the ship for the host side. A late 39 from Brad Hope pushed the side to 226 from their 50 overs, with Cam Huckett and Sam Birchall both taking two wickets. Despite 71 from Michael Bailey the Sky Blues were never in the hunt with a weakened batting lineup. Hilton Cartwright could only manage 24, while no other batsman passed 10 as South Perth were all out for 126. Haydan Morton secured economical figures of 3-19 from his 10 overs.

Scarborough 168 (Boyle 68, Rule 29, Duffield 5-45) defeated by Melville 3-169 (Towers 67no, Scollay 50, Rule 1-23), Tompkins Park

Melville was far too strong for Scarborough at Tompkins Park, with the seven-wicket win a consolation for a disappointing Storm season. The Gulls were in all sorts early falling to 4-25, largely due to Ryan Duffield, who ripped through the top order. Jeremy Boyle was the rock of the innings with 69 as the away side posted 168 all out. Duffield finished with a five-wicket haul, while Adam Voges took a wicket on his return. Half-centuries to Luke Towers and Tom Scollay meant the Storm breezed home in reply losing just the three wickets before reaching the total. Towers finished unbeaten on 67, as the total was reached in the 42nd over.

Midland-Guildford 221 (Walters 103, Cobley 45, Chislett 4-55) defeated Mount Lawley 201 (Smith 65no, Mounchemore 39, Baker 5-44), Lilac Hill

Stewart Walters again showed his class in a potential farewell game to hammer a century and guide Midland-Guildford to a 20-run win over Mount Lawley at Lilac Hill. Walters was instrumental in his side’s total of 221, smashing 103 from 100 balls in a high-class batting display. Hayden Cobley was strong at the top of the order with 45, while Jordan Mast posted 26 quick runs. Jay Chislett was the best of the visitor’s bowlers with four wickets. In reply, wickets at regular intervals kept the game of a knife-edge. Michael Klinger could only manage 23, while Michael Smith played a lone hand with 65 not out to push Mount Lawley close to victory. A late flurry of wickets meant the side was all out for 201, with Jack Baker starring to take five vital wickets.

Rockingham-Mandurah 140 (Gardiner 25no, Burrage 24, Moody 3-25) defeated by University (Hope 70no, Mason 43, Clark 3-27), James Oval

University finished their season on a high by belting Rockingham-Mandurah at James Oval, with the seven-wicket win a consolation victory between two struggling sides. The Students bowlers restricted the Mariners brilliantly, with David Moody impressive with 3-25, while Sean Stuart spun his way to three wickets, as the visitors were bowled out for 140. Max Hope (70no) and Josh Mason (43) guided the Students home in response, with a 115-run stand ending any chance of a Mariners upset. Jordan Clark took all three wickets in his debut with the future a bright one for the young Australian Under-16 quick.

Wanneroo 125 (Millar 29, Burton 27, Holder 5-29) defeated by Subiaco Floreat 2-126 (How 73, Murphy 36no, Quelch 1-30), Kingsway Sports Ground

An eight-wicket win has seen Subiaco Floreat jump into fifth position at the end of the regular season; with Wanneroo no match for the finals bound side at Kingsway Sports Ground. The Roos fell to 4-40 quickly, before Kyle Millar put some respectability on the scoreboard with 29. A five-wicket haul from Andrew Holder however was the difference, with the quick establishing himself as this year’s premier fast bowler. Ash Blake chimed in with three wickets as the Roos were all out for 125. That total was never enough, with wicketkeeper Calum How finding some form with 73 from 78, while 36 from Anthony Murphy kept his confidence high going into sudden death next weekend.

Willetton 6-257 (Johnston 81no, Hardie 62, Leipold 2-49) defeated Gosnells 146 (Bivens 37, Onyon 32, Hanna 4-18)

Willetton finished their season with a demolition of Gosnells at Burrendah Reserve, with the 111-run win showing the potential of the Dragons side next season. Batting first, youngster Aaron Hardie was the cornerstone of the innings with 62, while Matt Johnstone was aggressive late in the innings to post 81 from 88 balls. Ross Knoll chimed in with 48 not out as the Dragons posted a competitive 257. While many of the Gosnells batsman got starts no player could go on to reach a big score, as the away side was bowled out for 146. Ali Bivens top scored with 37, as Matt Hanna wreaked havoc against his old side recording figures of 4-18 from 10 overs. Both sides will take plenty of confidence going into next season.  

Fremantle v Perth, abandoned

Play was abandoned without a ball being bowled at Stevens Reserve with Fremantle unable to get the pitch up to a suitable standard following Wednesday's storm.

-Elliot Raiter

WA Premier Cricket Scores – Saturday 4thMarch 2017

Senior Grades – Round 15

Junior Grades – Round 12

WA Premier Cricket - 2nd Grade - Round 15

Joondalup v Bayswater-Morley (No result provided); Claremont-Nedlands 8-193 (Hitchen 64no, Eskinazi 33; Meuleman 3-25, Harris 2-55) b South Perth 8-190(cc) (N Keoh 51, Bailey 26no; Herbst 3-29); Fremantle 4-266(cc) (Kennedy 112, Davenport 84; Horrill 2-52) b Perth 120 (Nicholas 47, Thomas 24; Turriff-smith 4-25, Thompson 3-17); Scarborough 6-206 (Costello 56, Strachan 45) b Melville 6-204(cc) (Bayley 2-31, Hunter 2-39); Mount Lawley 144 (Biglin 42, Renk 27; Austgen 4-14, Le tessier 3-38) v Midland-Guildford 6-239(cc) (Paver 100, Daye 52; Pabla 2-55); Rockingham-Mandurah 4-139 (Humble 45, Willis 26no; Young 2-26) v University 137 (Young 27, Delaney 27; Jones 4-18, Edwards 2-18); Wanneroo 182 (Fryer 43, Douglas 37) b Subiaco Floreat 9-165 (Banks 3-29, Walter 3-34); Gosnells 129 (Fulford 92; Geisler 2-9, Chheena 2-12) v Willetton 179 (Godfrey 47, Gunaratne 34; Rose 4-22, Mcfarlane 2-31).

WA Premier Cricket - 3rd Grade - Round 15

Bayswater-Morley v Joondalup (No result provided); South Perth 5-109 (Hagdorn 26no, Spencer-wright 23no; Watson 2-18) b Claremont-Nedlands 107 (Spencer-wright 4-26, Shaw 3-9); Fremantle drew Perth CC (abandoned); Melville v Scarborough 9-222; Midland-Guildford 9-211(cc) (Hodge 78, Evans 46; Walton 3-36, Gupanis 3-46) b Mount Lawley 174 (Evans 3-25, Skinner 2-22); University b Rockingham-Mandurah 80; Subiaco Floreat 6-175 (Billington 2-19) b Wanneroo 7-176(cc) (Macdonald 49, Quinlan 38); Willetton 6-210(cc) v Gosnells 4-113 (Cavallaro 40, Foster 21, Goes 21no).

WA Premier Cricket - 4th Grade - Round 15

Joondalup v Bayswater-Morley (No result provided); Claremont-Nedlands 7-195(cc) (Mcfarlane 47, Mcmanus 35; Ellett 3-30, Visser 2-41) b South Perth 38 (Roberts 6-6, Mcdonald 2-30); Perth 5-221(cc) (Grzinic 68no, Mckay 66; R Anderson 3-58, Jarvis 2-36) b Fremantle 150 (O'neil-king 26no, Gaffney 26no; Tyler 3-38, Mishra 2-14); Melville 8-153(cc) (Dixon 4-16, Dennis 2-51) b Scarborough 89 (Walters 30, Pollard 24); Mount Lawley 7-106 b Midland-Guildford 105; University 4-182 (Green 2-23) b Rockingham-Mandurah 7-180(cc) (Allen 42, S Guppy 37); Subiaco Floreat 181 (B Parker 54, Carey 33; Adrichem 4-26, Day 3-25) v Wanneroo 133 (Adrichem 40, Clark 23; Edmondstone 3-28, Moscarda 2-18); Willetton 2-78 (Rambal 30no) b Gosnells 75 (Dib 37; Becker 3-17, Narang 3-17).

WA Premier Cricket - WADCC Shield (District U17) - Round 12

Bayswater-Morley 9-125 (Field 48; O'callaghan 3-23, Sekhon 2-16) b Joondalup 122(cc) (Pattison 69no; Brooks 2-8, Dique 2-28); Claremont-Nedlands 8-144(cc) (Searle 3-15, Sachse 2-25, Armstrong 2-25) b South Perth 6-101(cc) (Armstrong 22no, Wright 22); Fremantle drew Perth (abandoned); Scarborough 5-132(cc) (Atkinson 3-29) b Melville 9-105 (Pailthorpe 23no); Midland-Guildford 8-92 b Mount Lawley 8-89(cc) (Thurston 3-10, Anderson 2-7); Centurions 6-137(cc) (Riccardi 61no, Gerrans 36) b Rockingham-Mandurah 7-108(cc) (Russell 46, Hogarth 23, Van der westhuizen 23no; Riccardi 4-27); Subiaco Floreat 4-137(cc) (Tredget 69, Williams 46; Slattery 2-20, Richards 2-25) b Wanneroo 30 (Bradnam 3-3, Williams 3-16); Willetton 117 (Arkinstall 42; Henderson 3-6, Robson 2-7) b Gosnells 97 (Dawson 48; Branch 3-7, Arkinstall 3-23).

WA Premier Cricket - Watkins Shield (District U15) – Round 12

Joondalup 5-138(cc) (O'brien 41, Hicks 26; Cappeau 4-29) b Bayswater-Morley 7-91 (Cappeau 34; Burn 2-11, Riccardi 2-16); South Perth v Claremont-Nedlands (No result provided); Fremantle 9-118 (Mais 26, Fell 22no; Briers 2-11, Bernadino 2-20) b Perth 67 (Zimmermann 31; Fox 3-10, Fenton 2-8); Scarborough 4-121(cc) (Vercoe 52no, Dalziell 43; Geers 4-22) b Melville 9-99(cc) (Guha 22; Shepherd 3-15, Mcquade 2-21); Midland-Guildford 8-105 (Tewari 2-8, Tolhurst 2-21) b Mount Lawley 88; Rockingham-Mandurah 8-151(cc) (Sears 78; Fletcher 3-24) b Centurions 7-115(cc) (Reader 55; Hasson 2-22); Subiaco Floreat 2-144(cc) (Hurst 61no, Geddes 52no) b Wanneroo 114 (Henderson 45; Cornish 6-29, Arto 2-10); Willetton 9-117(cc) (Holmes 31, Evans 22; Wagenknecht 4-23) b Gosnells 7-113 (Foster 33, Smedley 22; Crowder 3-15).