Cricket: Serpentine Jarrahdale first grade loses to Bicton-Attadale, but better results for club in lower grades


SJ Blues opening bowler Shawn Evans in action on Saturday.
SJ Blues opening bowler Shawn Evans in action on Saturday.

SERPENTINE Jarrahdale Blues’ first grade side have gone down to Bicton-Attadale in a nail-biting South Metropolitan Cricket Association clash at Fremantle Park.

Looking to protect 162 for victory, the Blues fell narrowly short of victory as their opponenents were eventually dismissed for 169.

The hosts looked to be in a spot of bother after a batting collapse sent them spiralling from a comfortable 2-78 to 8-126.

With Damien Leipold (5-62) and Kane Hoskin (3-37) in fine form, victory looked all but assured for the Blues, but their opponenents had other plans.

Some risky but aggressive batting worked in their favour, as they passed SJ’s total with one wicket to spare.

In better news for the club, SJ’s third grade outfit claimed a comprehensive win over their Bicton-Attadale counterparts.

Holding a lead of 343, the Blues always held the upper hand and their opponents never truly threatened the total.

Matt Hillyard (3-24) and Kim Mason (2-19) were the pick of the bowlers as they reduced Bicton-Attadale to 9-169 at stumps.

After a big loss last week, the 1C side made amends with a big victory over Maddington at Mundijong Oval.

The visitors were dismissed for just 68 thanks to the bowling of Brendon Kelly (3-4) and Peter Boyd (2-10) and SJ passed the total with ease, losing just two wickets.

They batted out the remainder of the innings and finished 8-185, with Yash Bassaran (52) and skipper Dave Babich ( 51) impressing.

Like the third graders, the sixth grade side held a big lead over Piara Waters, having set them 9-327 to win last week.

The hosts responded strongly and reached 1-104 comfortably, before Glen Tunstall struck thrice to damage their top order.

Teenager Ryan Kirby (3-39) helped skittle the middle order as five wickets tumbled for 37 runs, before some late order hitting took Piara Waters to a respectably 9-215, but well short of the required total.

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