Rain puts a dampener on play

Armadale got off to a good start in their clash with Phoenix, who won the toss and batted first.

They soon regretted the decision as Armadale fast bowler Damian Carroll destroyed the top order in a sensational spell, which had Phoenix reeling at 3-4.

They slowly recovered and were 3-84 off 44 overs when the rain came.

Davey Thomason and Brendan Chaplyn kept things tight with a great partnership of spin bowling. Play will resume next week and it is now a 58-over game.

Third grade had an up and down day, reaching 6-150 batting first against Phoenix when their game was called off for the day. Paul James top scored with 38no.

Sixth grade bowled first against Phoenix, who were 2-101 after 46 overs.

The one-day A side were robbed of a win after batting first against Canning Districts. They got off to a good start at 1-59 as Varinderpal Singh (29) and Ash Starling (25) both got a good start.

But they collapsed to 7-121 before skipper Raebern D’Sylva made a fine 51 to engineer a solid 9-206.

In reply, Canning were teetering at 5-37 as Kalon Fabro ran through them with 4-22, but were saved by the rain.

One-day Cs were looking good as they reached 2-182 batting first.

Sean D’Souza led the way with 75, while Dean D’Souza was 67no.

The one-day D side bowled first and all they got to do was complete their 40 overs in the field as Southern Rivermade 9-193.

Dave Pearson was the star with the ball, snaring 3-25, and Jamie Davey took 2-36.

One-day Es played Kenwick and were in strife when the rain came. Armadale batted first and were in deep trouble at 5-22 before Rob Goscombe (23) and Jake Liebregts (20) brought the total to a respectable 106.

In reply, Kenwick were 0/17 when the rain came.

This week, the top three grade teams complete their two-day games.

There is a new set of games for the one-day teams.

Armadale Cricket Club will hold a 100-year celebration and reunion night on the November 30. For more information visit www.armadalecricketclub.com.au