Cricket: Armadale thrashes Bicton-Attadale in two-day clash

ARMADALE have thrashed Bicton-Attadale in their opening first-grade two-day clash of the South Metropolitan Cricket Association season.

Having reached 9-310 on day 1, Armadale picked up where they had left off and dismissed Bicton for 94.

Mark Rice was the star, adding to his century last week by taking 4-21 with the ball, while Chad Forsyth took 4-35 off 15 overs.

Their third-grade side went down to Bicton-Attadale, who made 195, despite healthy contributions from David Jardine (22), Jake Edwards (20) and Corey Mullane (26).

However, despite finding themselves at 2-59, Armadale crumbled to finish all out 114.

In their second innings, Armadale bowled superbly to restrict their opponents to 9-68, with Ainsley Noronha taking 3-3 off three overs, alongside Sunil Pandey (3-23) and Luke Williams (2-13).

One Day A enjoyed a great win against Forrestdale after batting first and making a solid 9-227 off their 40 overs.

In reply, Forrestdale crumbled, losing six wickets before the score was 100, before fighting back to post 8-189.

One Day C went down to Willetton, who amassed 6-293 after batting first.

Anand Baskaran was the pick of the bowlers, taking 3-51, but in reply Armadale fell to 5-42.

They fought back admirably through Durairaj Govindaraj’s sublime 66 and John Parnabas (45), but could only make 179.

Armadale Sixth Grade enjoyed a great win against Kenwick in their two-day game after their opponents made 124 last week.

They looked to be in deep trouble at 3-21, but Stacey Barrett (66) steadied the ship, before getting some help from Alex Pass (15) and Antony Fedele (13) to see them finish on 154.

Kenwick’s second innings was solid as they finished on 1-40, with Alex Pass taking 1-6 off 5 overs.

Meanwhile, One Day F lost a last-ball thriller against Thornlie after batting first. Warren Francis (30) and Rob Goscombe (29) were Armadale’s best in their 9-133.

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