Comment News cricket wrap: Gosnells, Armadale, Serpentine Jarrahdale and Thornlie results, January 13

Armadale’s Warren Francis grabbed his 500th career wicket on the weekend.
Armadale’s Warren Francis grabbed his 500th career wicket on the weekend.

GOSNELLS suffered a big loss to Bayswater Morley at Hillcrest Lower Oval on Saturday.

With Gosnells winning the toss and electing to bat, the Bears immediately rocked their opposition as Jonty Wilde knocked over opener Ben Green for a second ball duck.

A 33-run partnership between Timothy Hale and Jonathon Crowe looked to steady the visitors, before Luke Waterhouse and Ashley Jeffrey took four wickets in the space of 21 runs to have Gosnells reeling at 5-56.

A fantastic 54-run middle-order partnership between David Roberts and Ryan James-Buckley looked to get Gosnells’ innings back on track.

However, at 5-110, Gosnells suffered a horrendous late order collapse, losing its final five wickets for a measly 28 runs.

Ashley Jeffrey ended the day with superb figures of 3-14 as he and the rest of the Bears bowlers contained Gosnells to 128.

In response, the Bears were rarely troubled during the run chase.

Matt Todd and Tim Smithies made short work of the small target, reaching Gosnells total in just the 27th over to run out seven-wicket winners.

ARMADALE celebrated some comfortable wins and a big record during the weekend’s South Metropolitan Cricket Association action.

After winning the toss and electing to bat, Bicton Attadale got off to a strong start to be 0-37 when Armadale’s attack struck.

Once the openers were sent back into the rooms the rest of the batting order fell quickly and Bicton Attadale were eventually knocked over for 121.

Rob Hanham was the pick of the bowlers, taking 5-35 in his 50th game.

Armadale’s batters made light work of the chase, a half-century each to openers Mark Rice (52) and Rylan Arms (56) helping the team cruise to victory.

Their third grade team was not as successful, going down to Bicton Attadale at home, while the 6th grade team also suffered a loss against Kenwick.

Armadale’s one day E division also secured an easy win against Cockburn, as well as a significant personal milestone for one of their bowlers.

Armadale was ruthless in attack, knocking Cockburn over for just 84, with Warren Francis the best of the lot, taking 3-4 off just seven overs.

Among the scalps was Francis’s 500th career wicket, making him the first player to ever take 500 wickets in the club’s history.

In reply Armadale scored 6-283 off 25 overs, including a quick-fire 80 for opener Gene Aldridge, which included 3 sixes and 10 boundaries.

The one day A team also secured a big win against Kenwick.

Sending Kenwick into bat first, Armadale’s bowlers were ruthless as Kim Hunt’s 4-6 off just eight overs helped roll the opposition for just 72.

It was an easy total for Armadale’s batting order to chase down, eventually making their way to a total of 260 thanks to big contributions from Asim Mehmood (70 runs) and George Knowles (61).

Armadale’s one day C team lost to Cockburn, while the one day Fs went down to Kardinya.

SERPENTINE Jarrahdale Blues had a mixed weekend as the club recorded two wins and two losses in the South Metropolitan Cricket Association.

Following their convincing win last week, the 1st grade side was hopeful of a good showing away to East Fremantle, but the port side completely dominated the match.

East Fremantle reached a strong 9-212 from their 40 overs, despite the efforts of Damien Leipold (3-42) and Ian Wood (2-32).

The loss of three early wickets in the run chase looked to have all but ended the game for the Blues, before Leipold (41) and Ian Wood (48 not out) combined for a 70-run 5th wicket stand.

Unfortunately, good bowling led to the last five wickets tumbling for just 26 runs as they finished all out for 136.

The 3rd grade side came up against a strong East Fremantle outfit at Briggs Park, but did well to limit them to 9-176.

In stifling conditions, Matthew Hillyard took 4-32 and Ryan Makarov claimed 2-34 to give the Blues a chance.

Unfortunately, they lost wickets at regular intervals and despite veteran Brad Chalmers’ fighting 33 not out, they eventually finished their innings at a disappointing 9-124.

The Blues’ 1C side claimed victory over Kardinya in their one-day clash in Mundijong after a superb bowling display.

After Kardinya elected to bat, the Blues were ruthless with the ball, dismissing them for just 55 as Brendon Kelly (3-11) and James Bakota (3-9) led the charge.

They reached their target with the loss of only 2 wickets, before batting out the innings to finish at 8/138.

Nav Singh top scored with 37, while Zaine Atwell (22), Graeme Knapp (22) and Peter Boyd (14) also made worthy contributions.

Meanwhile, the SJ Blues 6th grade team made a huge score in their one-day victory against Perth Tamil.

Tight bowling from Bryce Shersby (3-19), Wayne Davies (2-26) and Lee Whittington (2-21) left Perth Tamil’s innings teetering at 7-75, before a rear-guard fight-back saw them reach 159.

A 103-run opening stand between Neil Bartlett (68) and Bill Evans (29) got the Blues off to a great start, before Glen Tunstall (78) continued the carnage.

Bryce Shersby completed a fine all-round match with an unbeaten 31 as they finished on 3-275.

THORNLIE Cricket Club had an up and down weekend in the South Metropolitan Cricket Association.

Four teams battled hard in blistering conditions, with two teams claiming hard-fought wins while the other two slipped to defeat.

The 4th grade team got off to a good start against Willetton Crows, taking four wickets early before a fight-back saw them reach 121 by the 27th over.

The Crows rallied with a strong partnership and despite some late wickets, finished at 9-207 from their 40 overs. Gavin Poller 4-20 and Guy Hoskin 2-42 impressed with the ball for Thornlie.

Unfortunately, the Lions found themselves under pressure early and lost wickets regularly, finishing all out 170 in the 39th over, despite captain Dan Pryor’s comfortable 35.

Thornlie’s One Day A side hosted Canning Districts and sent the visitors in to bat before reducing them to 8-80.

A mini fight back saw Canning reach 118, but they found themselves stifled by Cris Bayliss (4-23) and Iffam Samidon (3/21).

In response, they reached 47 before they lost their first wicket and the rest of the batsmen picked up where they left off, eventually finishing on 6-259.

Glen Moore led the batsmen with 59, while Chris Kell (50 not out), Josh Chapman (42) and Dan Solari (36 not out) also impressed.

The Lions’ One Day D side travelled to Queens Park to take on Perth Tamil and batted first, reaching a gutsy 7/178 off their 40 overs in the hot conditions.

Scott Cooper top scored with 42 and had help from Matt Marshall (18), Matt Irwin (17) and Mitch Cannon (15 not out).

Perth Tamil seemed to be cruising when they went to drinks at 5/89 after 20 overs, but Thornlie fought back afterwards and some great bowling from Dave Kleyweg (3-35) and Cannon (2-32) helped dismiss the hosts for 167 in the 39th over to hang on for a great victory.

Meanwhile, Thornlie’s One Day F side started well after sending Hilton Palmyra in to bat, claiming two early wickets.

But despite the best efforts of Raji Silva (2-35) and Trevor Bennett (2-48), their opponents took the upper hand and reached 5-233.

The Lions battled well, but kept losing wickets at regular intervals to finishing 8-190 off their 35 overs, despite captain Calvin Ridley’s 52.

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