Midland-Guildford claim shock win over Willetton in Premier Cricket

Willetton appeals for a wicket against Midland-Guildford.
Willetton appeals for a wicket against Midland-Guildford.

OLLY Cooley medallist Stewart Walters returned to Midland-Guildford with devastating effect in a shock win over Willetton in Premier Cricket at Burrendah Reserve on Sunday.

The Premier Cricket season resumed after the two-week Christmas break with back-to-back one-day fixtures on Saturday and Sunday in Round 9 and 10.

The Monkey Towners lost to Wanneroo by 95 runs at Kingsway Reserve on Saturday but bounced back with a stunning six-wicket victory over finals hopefuls Willetton at Burrendah Reserve on Sunday.

On Sunday, Midland-Guildford chased down Willetton’s big score of 7-268 with 20 balls to spare to end their winless run, dating back to Round 2.

Walters, who has played sparingly this season due to coaching commitments, was the star with 117 from 105 balls. Cameron Bancroft (98) and James Godfrey (122) had combined for a 194-run fourth wicket stand which appeared to put the Dragons in an unbeatable position but it was not the case.

On Saturday, the return of Walters with three wickets and a handy 36 was not enough to lift Midland-Guildford.