Premier Cricket: Mt Lawley in remarkable outright win over Rockingham-Mandurah

Mt Lawley recorded their first win of the season against Rockingham-Mandurah.
Mt Lawley recorded their first win of the season against Rockingham-Mandurah.

MT Lawley enjoyed one of the club’s most remarkable days in recent history as it completed an outright victory over reigning premiers Rockingham-Mandurah at Lark Hill in Premier Cricket on Saturday.

The Hawks claimed 10 final session wickets to secure an unlikely outright win, which also marked the club’s first victory of the 2016-17 campaign.

English recruit Callum Taylor scored a stunning double century and took a six-wicket haul in a heroic performance.

Resuming at 1-118 in pursuit of Rockingham-Mandurah’s 239, the Hawks were always in control despite losing Jimmy Newnham for 72.

Taylor (212) and Perth Scorchers batsman Michael Klinger (101) combined for a match-winning 200-run third wicket partnership.

The Englishman’s rare double century came from 186 balls and included 32 fours and six sixes.

Mt Lawley declared at 5-403 with a lead of 164 but with an allowance of less than 40 overs to dismiss the Mariners.

After a slow start, Taylor led the way with the ball, taking the first three wickets, before Jay Chislett got rid of the danger man Tyler Robertson (35).

Taylor dismissed Kieran Bull and Kyle Gardiner in successive balls to give the Hawks belief.

He would finish the job too, bowling Lachlan Pratt to have the Mariners all out for 120 to complete a stunning triumph.