James spell sets up grand final win

James spell sets up grand final win

Armadale won the toss and batted first with openers Carl Inness (10) and Gursharn Singh (14) getting the side off to a solid start with an opening partnership of 20.

Asim Mehmood chipped in with a handy 20, while Paul James made a rapid 11, and Oswin D’Sylva made 27.

A middle order wobble saw Armadale fall to 6-113, but Ash Starling and Kim Hunt (21) added a handy 53.

Starling and the tail got to 179 before he was dismissed for a great 46.

Piara Waters got off to a flyer, cruising at 0-40 off seven overs, before Kim Hunt took 2-24 off his eight.

Mehmood (1-26) snared a wicket as Piara Waters stumbled to 3-53. They recovered to be cruising again at 3-89 off only 18 overs. Enter Paul James, who bowled his eight overs straight, taking four wickets in a great spell.

He finished with the fine figures of 4-34 as Piara Waters crumbled to 9-132 at the end of his spell. Rohan D’Sylva (1-17) and Skipper Raebern D’Sylva (1-15) also bowled well in this period. Piara sent some nerves through the Armadale camp with a sturdy 16-run last wicket partnership, before Jason Julien (1-9) snared the last wicket as Piara Waters were dismissed for 148.