First-grade cricket: Carlisle too good for Belmont in battle for the top of the ladder

First-grade cricket: Carlisle too good for Belmont in battle for the top of the ladder

A BATTLE for the top of the ladder was played out in First Grade between Belmont and Carlisle at Peet Park, with Belmont looking for payback from their last meeting.

The Belmont side were without leading run-scorer and captain Darren Kavanagh and despite the best efforts of Faran Tirmazi (38) and Damien Broanda (35 and 3-25) were all out for 169.

Carlisle called time with an easy 5-170.

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n BELMONT Second Grade has fought against first-grade clubs every game this season and to its credit has stuck it out every game to sit seventh on the ladder.

It played against University this week and was all out for 69.

University grabbed an easy win at 1-70.

Standouts for Belmont were Blair Nicholls (24) and Trent Jokich (1-30).

Jason Emmett celebrated his 100th game.

Belmont Fifth Grade had a season upset when it was smashed by West Perth/Coolbinia, all out for 99 against the opposition’s 8-200.

Ben McCaullay (34) and Jason Smythe were the best of the young team, with Smythe taking an impressive 5-17.

n ONE Day Grade was the standout for Belmont on the weekend, as captain Ryan Manning led the team to clobber Mt Lawley.

Jason Tobias played an outstanding 109 n.o. supported by Troy Peacock (56) to take down the opposition for 2-249.

Mt Lawley managed 118.

Mark Clemesha played his 450th game for BCC in the one-dayer. He maintains his hold on the club’s record for games and is an inaugural player for BCC.