Cricket: Armadale First Grade wins thriller over CBC

Cricket: Armadale First Grade wins thriller over CBC

Armadale’s First Grade have won a thriller against Christian Brothers’ College after winning the toss and batting.

Armadale got off to a terrible start to be 4-37.

The Forsyth brothers then set about the rescue mission, first consolidating then slowly accelerating.

With 10 overs to go Armadale were only 4-90.

Jake Forsyth was leading the way before he was dismissed for 46 before skipper Damian Carroll came to the crease.

He flayed them to all parts of the ground, as Armadale plundered 90 off the last 10 overs to finish on a very competitive 6-179.

Chad Forsyth ended up with a gutsy 41, while Carroll ended up on 45 n.o. including three maximums.

In reply CBC got off to a solid start and looked to be cruising before Damian Carroll turned the match with a fine spell of 3-24. Things got extremely tight at the death, with CBC needing a run a ball over the last 10 overs.

Yet whenever they looked to be getting on top, Armadale struck back.

In a magnificent team effort, all six bowlers took a wicket, led by Chad Forsyth who took 2-36 and Kodie McKrill (1-23 off 8) as CBC fell eight runs short at 171.

IT was a tough day for Third grade against CBC, who batted first and amassed 3-231.

Nathan Duggan was the pick of the bowlers with 2-20.

In reply Armadale got off to the worst start imaginable, losing five wickets with the score on 4.

Joel Cumming stood firm with 23, before Daniel Sawyer (32) and Paul Edwards (20) fought hard as Armadale were rolled for 94.

One Day A had a good win against Perth Tamils after being sent in to bat first.

Asim Mehmood got off to a quick start with 20, but three quick wickets saw Armadale eon the back foot at 3-49.

Carl Inness stood firm however and he paced his innings beautifully, finishing with a fine 77, with great support from Raebern D’Sylva, who made 36, as Armadale finished on 7-192.

In reply Perth Tamils got close, but fell short to be all out for 175.

Kim Hunt was the star, taking 3-13, while Asim Mehmood and Paul James both snared 2-29.

One Day C had a fantastic win against Cannington who batted first and made 8-217.

George Knowles was the pick of the bowlers with 4-26.

In reply Armadale got off to a great start thanks to George Knowles, who made a rapid 58, with three sixes, and David Jardine, who put on 110 for the first wicket.

Jagadeesh Ganesan then made a rapid 20 before Mitch Marsh teamed up with Jardine.

Marsh flayed the attack to finish on 47 n.o. (with two sixes) while Jardine ended up 69 n.o. as Armadale won a gripping contest, ending up on 4-232.

One Day E have demolished Leeming, who batted first and were on the back foot early thanks to some great bowling by Brian Davey (2-25 off eight) and Warren Francis (2-23).

Jimmy McClure then turned it on, taking 1-9 off his eight, bowling in tandem with Andrew Stoodley (2-30) as Leeming were restricted to 8-119.

In reply Armadale got off to a disastrous start to be 2-0, before Aiden Padua (34) and Matt McClure (29) steadied the ship and Peter Smith (72n.o.) and Gene Aldridge then turned it on.

Aldridge smashed them everywhere in making a sensational 100 as Armadale cruised to 6-306.

One Day F have gone down to Willetton, who batted first and got off to a good start to be 0-46 and then 2-80.

Rob Goscombe (4-23) and Joe Facey (3-7 off 7) then ripped through them and together with Matt Moore (2-26), Armadale rolled them for 103.

In reply Armadale lost four quick wickets to be 4-26 before Cam Gibb (33) and Matt Moore (20) teamed up to get them back on track. But once they were dismissed they fell in a hole and were rolled for just 74.