Cricket: Thornlie Cricket Club suffers three defeats from four games

Cricket: Thornlie Cricket Club suffers three defeats from four games

THORNLIE Cricket Club endured a difficult weekend, losing three out of four South Metropolitan Cricket Association games.

Chasing 300 for victory on day two of its clash with Riverton-Rostrata, the fourth grade side’s innings did not start well with Aubrey LaBrooy out for a duck and Dwayne Morrison going cheaply for 14.

Dan Pryor posted 47 and young Curtis Holmes reached 35 to offer come resistance, but Thornlie was bowled out for 182 off 62 overs.

With the game won, Riverton-Rostrata went back in to bat and finished on 2-44.

The One Day A side travelled to Armadale and buoyed by last week’s win and Dan Solari’s 100th game, Thornlie won the toss and batted first.

Unfortunately, the batsmen struggled, with Solari out for a duck and only five batters posting double figures.

Thornlie posted just 9-126 off its 40 overs, with Glen Moore (23) the standout.

Despite the disappointing total, Thornlie dug deep and managed to take some crucial wickets to make Armadale nervous.

Iffam Samidon (5-21) was the pick of the bowlers, but Armadale survived to finish on 9-130 and claim a tight victory.

Thornlie’s One Day D side travelled to Leeming and was asked to bowl first, restricting the hosts to just 147 runs from its 30 overs.

Dave Kleyweg (5-31) and Scott Cooper (4-21) impressed with the ball to set up the good target, before Gary Stevens (42) batted strongly in the ensuing run chase.

The team worked hard but looked shaky until Josh Fox’s big hitting (18) and young Mitch Cannon (26) saw them home in the final over.

Meanwhile, Thornlie’s One Day F struggled after being sent in to bat, finding itself 4-36 early.

Hayden Maher (19) and Gavin Poller (37) steadied the side and Bryan Williams (18) added some support, but it was all downhill from there, as the last four wickets contained three ducks.

Defending 116, Thornlie struggled to protect the lead as nine different bowlers came and went in an effort to find a breakthrough.

Unfortunately, Leeming was too strong and powered through to finish on 3-190.

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