SERPENTINE Jarrahdale Blues’ sixth grade side will be the club’s lone finals representative in the South Metropolitan Cricket Association, despite a narrow loss to Kenwick.
Early wickets looked to have turned the game in the Blues’ favour, but Kenwick recovered to reach 3-90, chasing 167 for victory.
Four quick wickets saw Kenwick fall to 7-111 as the game looked to have got away from them.
However, a 57-run stand for the eighth wicket was enough to get it over the line as it finished on 9-175.
Despite the loss, other results meant the Blues secured their place in the finals and will meet top-of-the-table Cockburn next week.
Meanwhile, first and third grade were easily beaten by rampant CBC teams.
First grade was thrashed by CBC, who made 4-243 in response to the 149 Serpentine Jarrahdale set last week.
CBC’s third grade easily accounted for the 190 the Blues made last week and declared at 7-159, despite the good bowling of Kevin Francis (3-24) and Shawn Evans (2-32).
Francis continued his good form hitting 54 in the Blues second innings, as they ended the day on 9-164.
The 1C team ended its season on a disappointing note as it fell just short against Maddington after batting first.
Apart from Graeme Knapp’s 21, the top order crumbled as the Blues were left struggling at 7-52, before Nav Singh’s unbeaten 51 helped them to a modest 9-117.
Defending their total was not going to be easy, but they got off to a rollicking start as they reduced Maddington to 4-12 and then 6-46.
The hosts looked out of the contest at 9-98, but a heroic last stand saw the last two batsmen hang on for the win.
Opening bowlers Brendon Kelly (3-21) and Gupreet Bassran (3-27) were the pick of the bowlers, while Singh completed a fine all round game by taking 3-18.
ARMADALE Cricket Club has four teams in this week’s semi finals.
In the final game of the regular season, Armadale’s first grade knocked off second placed Cockburn, who made 7-183 batting first.
Armadale had six of its batsmen make 17 or more, with several partnerships getting it over the line.
Damian Carroll promoted himself to open and he made a handy 38 and Jordan Armstrong made a solid 39 before Jeff Petrie took over and guided Armadale home with a fine 54 not out.
Jake Forsyth (25) and Will Hunt (25 not out) saw Armadale finish with 4-207.
Armadale will take on top team CBC next week at Karoonda Oval.
Third grade lost heavily to Cockburn, who made 3-254 last week.
Armadale was rolled for just 69, with Alex Pass making 17 not out.
In the second dig Armadale finished 6-47 off 35 overs to avoid the outright loss.
Corey Mullane top scored with 19.
Sixth grade also had a bad loss after Perth Tamils made 5-195 in reply to Armadale’s 80 last week.
Jon Robins led the way with the ball, snaring 2-28.
In the second dig Armadale finished 5-40.
One day As came through with the goods as they defeated fouth-placed Perth Tamils to take a spot in the finals.
Armadale batted first and lost two early wickets before Muhammad Younas took control.
The score of 2-58 soon became 7-104 before Younas found a willing ally in Kim Hunt who made 30 not out before Younas was dismissed for a vital 70.
Armadale finished 8-165.
In reply Armadale skittled the Tamils for 97.
Raebern D’Sylva (3-10) and Ash Starling (3-19) were on fire, while Asim Mehmood snared 2-15.
One day Cs went down to top team Willetton, who made 8-161 batting first.
Dhanasekar Srinivasan was the pick of the bowlers with 3-24 from his 8 overs.
In reply Armadale got off to a flyer to be 1-82 thanks to Jagadeesh Ganesan who smashed a sensational 66.
But it was all downhill thereafter however as Armadale was rolled for 122.
One day Es demolished Maddington, who were rolled for 93 batting first.
Graeme Smith (2-25) and Rhett Jones (2-25) ripped through them early, before all the other bowlers took one wicket each.
When Armadale went into bat Jones made 95 – including 8 maximums – in a partnership of 126 alongside his father, Steve Jones (22).
Peter Smith (56 not out) and Dave Armstrong (26 not out) saw Armadale home to 3-238.
One day Fs finished the year in style with a thrilling win over Phoenix, who made 131 batting first.
Jeremy Turnbull was the star, taking 4-22, while Matthew Weary snared 2-14.
Armadale got off to a great start with the bat thanks to James Ranauro (37) and Turnbull (20) to be 0-68.
A massive collapse ensued and Armadale looked gone at 8-111, but Brett Mauer made a crucial 19no as Ryan Eddington held up an end to see Armadale home at 9-135.