Cricket: Armadale CC to have four teams in finals action

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ARMADALE Cricket Club will see four teams in the finals after One Day F had a win on forfeit.

First grade have returned to finals action after a great win against second placed Leeming.

Defending 221 Armadale got off to a strong start as Kody McKrill had the ball on a string, with Leeming falling to 2-6.

Leeming consolidated but three quick wickets saw them fall to 5-69 on the back of a great tight spell by McKrill.

They threatened to take the game away from Armadale at 5-144 in quick time, before Damian Carroll (3-47) struck some crucial blows.

In the end Leeming was dismissed for 187.

McKrill was easily the pick of the bowlers, in an otherwise even team effort, as he took 4-29.

Third grade went down fighting in its clash with Leeming who made 9-212 last week.

Armadale were in deep trouble at 3-27, before Alex Tatarynowicz (68) and Rob Zagari (48) batted superbly together to reach a solid 3-122.

A steady stream of wickets then saw Armadale dismissed for 173 despite Micky Julien making a fighting 23 not out.

One Day A had a great win against Kenwick after batting first, despite getting off to a disastrous start to be 6-71.

Asim Mehmood batted superbly throughout the carnage as he made a sublime 78 – including 6 maximums, while Paul James was not to be outshone as he smashed 52no with 4 big ones to enable a score of 9-193.

In reply, Kim Hunt tore through the top order, snaring 3-20 as Kenwick crumbled to 5-42, before eventually finishing on 9-135.

Raebern D’Sylva also bowled well to take 2-25, while Asim Mehmood took 2-36.

One Day C finished on a sour note as they went down to Phoenix who made 7-160 batting first.

George Knowles bowled well to take 2-27, while Garv Patel was superb in taking 4-25.

In reply Knowles batted well to make 23 but it was a lone hand as Armadale were rolled for 79.

One Day E lost its final normal season game to Leeming who batted first and made 8-170.

Jimmy McClure spun a web in the middle stages, taking 2-25, before Brett Mauer (2-25) and Peter Smith (2-11) finished the innings off well.

In reply, three early wickets saw Armadale in trouble before Lee Cover (40) and Peter Smith (32) started the rescue mission.

Unfortunately, no one else jumped on board and Armadale were rolled for 144. First grade will take on Thornlie at Barehaven next Saturday and Sunday, while One Day A, E and F are all at home for Super Saturday.

The under 13s made the T20 grand final at Gwynne Park Saturday March 18.

The junior wind up will be held on Sunday March 26 at Gwynne Park at 11am, while the senior wind up will be Sat March 25 or 26.