LAST season’s runners-up Gosnells endured a torrid weekend with two below par scores leading to two defeats in the Premier Cricket double fixture over the weekend.
Gosnells went into the weekend’s matches with two wins from two matches, but stumbled with the bat, leaving coach Danny Neretlis frustrated.
The Hawks lost to Subiaco Floreat by 115 runs at Floreat Park on Saturday, having been bowled out for 101.
Gosnells’ batting woes continued on Sunday, going down by 14 runs to Bayswater-Morley at Hillcrest Oval, failing to chase a target of 139. Against the Lions, the visitors didn’t fare well, with Tim Hale top-scoring with just 18.
Cam Heron was the pick of the bowlers with 3-45 from 10 overs, while Aaron Keverne-Onyon took 2-31. Heron impressed again with 3-25 as they held the Bears to just 138, but the batsmen failed to fire again, bowled out for 124.
Hale top scored with 31, as Gosnells went from 1-68 to all out for 124 in a horror afternoon.
Gosnells will have their chance to make up for their poor weekend when they host Melville at Sutherlands Park in the first of the two-day rounds from 11.40am next Saturday.