Cricket: miserable weekend for Serpentine Jarrahdale


Fifteen-year-old spin bowler Brodie Gordon in action for SJ Blues sixth grade side on Saturday.
Fifteen-year-old spin bowler Brodie Gordon in action for SJ Blues sixth grade side on Saturday.

SERPENTINE Jarrahdale Blues endured a miserable weekend as all four sides suffered defeats in their South Metropolitan Cricket Association matches.

The first grade side resumed at 1-21 in pursuit of Cockburn’s 180 and steady progress was made until the second wicket fell at 60.

To their credit, the Blues overcame a mini collapse to give themselves a chance at 6-148, but crumbled to lose their final four wickets for just four runs.

Kane Hoskin top scored with 56, before Mike Falkingham nabbed 3-7 from seven overs as Cockburn batted again and finished the day 5-66.

Third grade were always bound to lose after being skittled for just 64 last week by Cockburn, who finished last week 0-59.

They closed their innings at 3-131, with Jarrod Hidding (2-41) and Phillip Hicks (1-27) the home team’s wicket takers.

Batting for a second time with the result confirmed and pressure off, SJ finished at 9-162 thanks largely to a fine knock of 90 from opener Steven Paice.

The in form 1C side won the toss and batted first against CBC in Mundijong, but scoring proved difficult and the home side could only muster 5-135 from its 40 overs.

Aaron Butler (54) and Gowthaman Sriraj (40) were at their best despite an underwhelming team effort, but CBC made light work of the run chase and made 7-188.

Fast bowler Damien Maring snared 4-48 and teenager Corey Stanley took 2-32, but the damage had been done in the batting.

After setting 173 for victory last week, a youthful sixth grade team was given a batting lesson by Maddington’s top order batsmen.

Some superb batting from Maddington saw it reach the desired total with eight wickets in hand.

To their credit, the Blues fought back and claimed the remaining eight wickets for 40 runs, with Riley Maring (3-21) and Shaun Drysdale (3-21) the top bowlers.

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