Comment News cricket round up: Armadale and Gosnells with it all to do, SJ Blues bowler claims 8 wickets


Aaron Butler on his way to an 8 wicket haul.
Aaron Butler on his way to an 8 wicket haul.

ARMADALE Cricket Club’s first grade have a hill to climb if they are to win this round’s match after they were bundled out for 89 against Leeming.

Mark Rice got off to a steady start with 20, but no other batsman got more than 10 through the middle as Armadale lost 8-37.

Cheyenne Cavanagh (19) and Ash Garven (9 not out) in his inaugural first grade game fought back to put on 20 for the last wicket.

In reply Armadale fought hard with the ball as Leeming finished with 1-36 off 22 overs, with Mark Rice the sole wicket taker.

Third grade had a similar day as they were rolled for just 73 against Leeming.

They were also going steady at 1-20 before an epic collapse of 6-3.

Paul Edwards then made a solid 30 not out to see the score creep up to 73 but in reply Leeming had already cruised to 3-87 at stumps.

Sixth grade also suffered a similar fate after they were rolled for 79 against the SJ Blues.

Mick Wise stood tall with a defiant 37 but no one else was able to hang around with him.

SJ are 2-60 off 34 overs in the chase, with Joe Facey (1-19) and Ant Fedele (1-22) doing the damage.

One Day As went down to Champion Lakes, who batted first and made 9-161.

Brett Mauer (3-34), Kim Hunt (2-23) and Raebern D’Sylva (2-43) led the way with the ball.

In their innings Armadale continued the trend of low scores as they were bundled out for 87, with Asim Mehmood top scoring with 16.

One Day Cs didn’t fair much better after they made 110 batting first against Maddington.

Ramesh Ramar top scored with a solid 25, and Senthilkumar Kamalakannan chipped in with 21.

Maddington were made to fight hard in the chase as they passed the score 7 down, before finishing on 192.

Durairaj Govindaraj (3-13) and Sathish Manogaran (3-32) were the pick of the bowlers.

One Day Es have continued on their merry way after demolishing Cockburn.

The opening spin quartet continued their miserly partnership as Warren Francis (0-3), Peter Smith (0-8), Andrew Stoodley (1-11) and Jimmy McClure (0-13) spun a web and stifled Cockburn’s scoring early.

They eventually made 9-96 off their 35 overs.

Lee Cover was the destroyer, snaring 4-16 when he joined the spin party, while Steve Brown took 2-9.

In reply Dave Armstrong played a sublime knock as he finished on 101no, carrying his bat in style, and Cover supported with a fine 51 as Armadale cruised to 2-196.

One Day Fs took on Thornlie who batted first and made 5-205.

Dan Sawyer was the pick of the bowlers with 2-42.

In reply Armadale managed to make 90, with Anthony Liebregts top scoring with 20 and Matthew Weary 19.

GOSNELLS will have to chase down a formidable 268 if they want to secure a win against South Perth this weekend.

Gosnells won the toss and sent their opponents into bat, South Perth starting well enough through Trent Ovens to find themselves at 3-76 early on it the innings.

However Gosnells was completely blindsided by the impending fireworks when Darius D’Silva came to the crease with Ovens.

The pair put on a tremendous 136-run fourth-wicket partnership, which boosted the total to 4-212 following D’Silva’s dismissal for 67.

Although South Perth was seemingly cruising, Matthew Leipold led the fight-back for Gosnells.

Leipold was superb in the back half of the innings, taking five of the final six wickets to help the home side bowl out their opponents for 268.

Leipold ended the innings with 6-60 off his 19 overs, including seven maidens.

Gosnells could only manage 2-13 in its five overs before the end of the day.

Play continues at Sutherlands Park this Saturday from 11.40am.

SJ Blues sixth grade paceman Aaron Butler produced one of the bowling displays of the season in Saturday’s match against cross-town rivals Armadale.

Butler skittled the Armadale batting line-up to take 8-29, supported by a 2-29 from Dave Babich to keep their opponents to just 79 runs for the innings.

Chasing such a small target, SJ were 2-60 at stumps and in a sound position to search for an outright victory on day 2.

The third-grade side also enjoyed a successful day, racking up a huge first innings total of 8-264 against Phoenix at Briggs Park.

The hero for the Blues was opener Steven Paice who faced 192 balls to compile a patient 76.

Kim Mason hit 45 and tailender Matt Hillyard came together down the order to belt an aggressive 38.

An under strength first grade side travelled to Tempest Park to take on Phoenix in a vital bottom of the table clash.

Missing two regular bowlers, brothers Riley and Damien Maring were brought into the team for their first-grade debuts.

Phoenix won the toss and made a slow but steady start batting first.

The Maring brothers starred as they captured five wickets between them, Riley taking 2-37 and Damien 3-37 while skipper Damien Leipold bowled a marathon 32 overs and was rewarded with 4-62.

Phoenix battled their way to a competitive total of 9-172.

A 10 man 1C side had the unenviable task of challenging leaders Willetton Crows.

The Crows batted first and racked up a formidable score of 212 from only 32 overs.

Veteran Brendon Kelly captured 4-34 and youngsters Clayton Lawrence and Ben Streener took 2 wickets each.

SJ were never in the hunt as they were rolled for 110.

Ben Streener top scored with 23, while Nav and Pardeep Singh, contributed 20 runs each.

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