Armadale collapse to lose thriller against CBC, miss one-day final

Armadale 400-gamer David Armstrong (centre) with teammates Steve Jones and Peter Smith.
Armadale 400-gamer David Armstrong (centre) with teammates Steve Jones and Peter Smith.

ARMADALE’S first grade cricket side has lost a thriller against CBC to narrowly miss the one-day final.

CBC won the toss and chose to bat but were in trouble almost immediately, regularly losing wickets throughout.

The best partnership was only 28 as the Armadale bowlers worked hard as a team to keep CBC to just 140 runs.

Jake Forsyth led the way with 3-28, while Alex Cumming (2-18), Damian Carroll (2-24) and Mark Rice (2-29) all bowled well.

In reply Armadale were looking sweet at 1-81 as Mark Rice made a punishing 50 and Jordan Armstrong 17, but Armadale lost 9-51 to lose by 8 runs.

Third grade struggled against CBC, who batted first and made 8-154.

Armadale’s bowlers toiled all innings, led by David Jardine who snared 2-34 and Ash Garven (1-16).

In reply Armadale had a mare and were rolled for 49.

Sixth grade had a solid win against Piara Waters, who made 111 batting first.

Joey Facey was the star, taking 4-16 as well as taking a catch and making a run out, while Sunil Pandey took 3-19.

In reply, Pandey (49) and Mick Wise (32) batted well together to see Armadale home, upping the total runs to finish on 7-153.

One Day A’s had another shocker as they only made 75 batting first against Cannington.

In reply Cannington cruised to a total of 214.

Raebern D’Sylva was the best of the bowlers with 3-24, while Brett Mauer (2-33) George Knowles (2-51) and Muhammad Younas (2-53) all took 3 wickets apiece.

One Day C’s played Kardinya who were sent in and managed a solid 7-199.

Dhanasekar Srinivasan was the pick of an even bowling group as he took 2-35.

Despite losing an early wicket Armadale weren’t deterred as Jagadeesh Ganesan (40 runs) and Rajasekar Murkurti (25) batted well together, but the real star was Durairaj Govindaraj who smashed them everywhere to make 119no, including 10 fours and 7 sixes, in a final score of 5-244.

One day E’s took on Kenwick and batted first.

Three early wickets saw Armadale on the back foot before Rhett Jones took control with a spritely 83, including 4 maximums, while Peter Smith supported him well with 41.

Josh Thatcher chipped in with a handy 23 as Armadale reached a solid 7-200 off their 35 overs.

Regular wickets fell in the chase as Kenwick made 9-122.

The spin quartet of Warren Francis, Smith, Andrew Stoodley and Jimmy McClure kept things tight with 3-42 off the first 20 overs before Pete Gardiner led the way with the ball with 2-20 in an inspired spell.

Lee Cover then chipped in with 1-4 at the death.

In a great way to mark his 400th club game, Dave Armstrong took three excellent catches in the field.

One Day F’s celebrated a fantastic win against Kwinana.

After Kwinana won the toss and chose to bat, they slumped early to 2-12 and 3-45 due to a great spell by Rob Goscombe (2-29), but recovered to make a solid 7-148.

Mick Lorenz was the pick of the bowlers thereafter with 3-34.

In reply Armadale lost two early wickets before Chris Quayle went off, scoring a quick fire 56.

Rob Goscombe (39no) and Daniel Bucktin (36) carried Armadale to 6-190.

Melville cruised to a first-innings victory over Gosnells on Saturday after a dominant two-day performance at Sutherlands Park.

Starting the day at 4-99, Gosnells struck early, taking three wickets in the blink of an eye to have the Storm struggling on 7-109.

Some late-innings heroics from Mark Turner and Ryan Duffield saw Melville storm past Gosnells’ total with a 74-run eighth-wicket partnership that helped secure a first-innings victory.

Turner and the Storm continued to dispatch the ball to all areas of the ground, eventually declaring at 9-225 after Turner’s wonderful unbeaten 66, in an attempt to claim an outright victory.

Gosnells posted 164 in the second innings off the back of Jonathon Crowe (51) and Ben Green (40) scoring the bulk of the runs.

Ryan Duffield continued to frustrate Gosnells, taking 3-30 after taking 3-28 in the first innings.

With a small target to chase down for outright victory, Melville simply ran out of time, falling short of Gosnells at 5-68 as Jaxom Rose helped his side avoid outright defeat by taking 3-18 off just four overs.

SERPENTINE Jarrahdale Blues endured a tough weekend in the South Metropolitan Cricket Association, losing all three of their games.

The realities of this season’s promotion came to fruition as both the 1st and 3rd grade sides were comprehensively beaten by top club Cockburn.

The 1st grade side got off to a tremendous started well as they reduced Cockburn to 4/35 and further good bowling from Josh Harper (2-18), Kane Hoskin (2-22) and Damien Leipold (2-28) restricted their opponents to 7-70.

However, an unbeaten 75-run partnership allowed Cockburn to set a total of 1456 for victory and some good early bowling saw the Blues slump to 2-9 in response.

The talented Cockburn bowling attack never relented, and despite the best efforts of Kevin Francis (27) and Ian Wood (29), they were dismissed for a disappointing 89.

Meanwhile, the 3rd grade side batted first at Davilak Reserve, but lost both openers without a run on the board.

Only Brad Chalmers (15) and Sam Merema (18) reached double figures as the Blues were dismissed for just 72, before Cockburn easily surpassed their total, reaching 2-240.

The sixth-grade team hosted Maddington in a do or die match where the winner would contest the one-day final.

The visitors were sent in and despite finding themselves in early trouble at 2-23, they eventually made 146, as Yash Bassran (2-12) and Dave Babich (2-20) were the pick of the Blues’ bowlers.

Unfortunately, the Blues were unable to muster a strong response, and despite Glen Tunstall’s 35, they were dismissed 34 runs short.

The 1C side were forced to forfeit their game due to a lack of numbers.