Cricket: Armadale stalwart makes 400th appearance for club

Cricket: Armadale stalwart makes 400th appearance for club

ARMADALE’s Steve Jones played his 400th club game last weekend.

Only the second player to reach the milestone for the club, Jones also leads the club in catches and is the seventh highest scoring batsmen in club history.

His 400th match was against Jandakot in a One Day E clash where Jandakot batted first and was dismissed for 163.

Jimmy McClure continued to bamboozle batsmen as he led the bowlers taking 3-15.

In reply, Jones opened the batting and made a typical 42, while son Rhett made a rapid 47 at the other end.

Not to be outdone, his other son Rhys made 102 in an awesome display while Dave Armstrong made a sublime 84.

Warren Francis (32) and Gene Aldridge (38 not out) then put the finishing touches on a fine team effort to post 7-384.

First Grade had a day to forget in its game against Bicton-Attadale.

Bicton were 1-20 overnight chasing 226 and got off to a great start as they recovered to be 1-94.

Armadale then fought back brilliantly, led by Alex Cumming (3-61) as Bicton crumbled to 5-108.

Bicton then teed off and finished on a massive 7-418.

Damian Carroll and Mark Rice both took two wickets.

Third grade also went down to Bicton who made 8-243 last week.

Armadale could only manage 125 in reply, with Ainsley Noronha (42) and Michael Wise (41 not out) both batting well.

Following on Armadale were in deep trouble at 2-11 before Michael Wise came on with a bang, smashing 102 not out as Armadale finished on 3-134.

One Day A won with room to spare as it batted first against Cannington .

An early two wickets did not deter Christian Furk as he made a quick fire 75, while Oswin D’Sylva made 52.

Ask Starling (25) and Paul James (32) then finished the innings off as Armadale made 7-249.

In reply Cannington fell to 3-49 as Jason Julien took two wickets.

Cannington then got on top at 4-200 before Paul James (2-15 off 7.3 overs) and Asim Mehmood (2-44) wrested back control for Armadale.

A pair of late run outs had Cannington all out for 240 with nine balls remaining.