Outstanding individual performances in round 6 of Premier Cricket

Outstanding individual performances in round 6 of Premier Cricket

Fremantle v Bayswater Morley

Fremantle have held on to secure a first-innings victory in a tight encounter against Bayswater Morley on Saturday at Stevens Reserve.

After doing most of the damage with the ball on the first day, Fremantle and Bayswater Morley resumed battle with the Bears at 5-69.

It didn’t take long for Fremantle to strike again, with Ross Macauley taking out Ross Loiacono in the opening minutes of the day.

However, at 6-71, James Wainman and Joshua Fontana looked to produce a fightback, with a seventh-wicket partnership worth 38 runs, which pushed the total beyond 100.

With the Bears’ tail wagging, Josh Chojnowski found his range with the ball, claiming Wainman and Steve Tompsett back to back as the Bears’ defence crumbled.

With the game on the line, Fontana and Jonty Wilde impressed down the order with a fighting 36-run partnership before Chojnowski struck again, claiming the pair and finishing the game with a huge seven- wicket haul and securing the first-innings win for Fremantle.

Fremantle next take on Mount Lawley in round 7, while Bayswater Morley will do battle with Midland Guildford.

Gosnells v Subiaco Floreat

Gosnells and Subiaco Floreat have fought out one of the matches of the summer so far on Saturday at Sutherlands Park, with the Lions sneaking away with an outright victory after losing the first innings by a single run.

Resuming battle at 3-63, the Lions lost three important wickets in a flash, with Aaron Lilly, Hamish McKenzie and Cameron Green falling within eight runs of each other, as Chris Prescott continued to dominate the match.

With the first innings looking like it was all but over at 6-75, Chris Isles and Jason Behrendorff dug deep within themselves to produce a fighting 62-run partnership that gave the Lions a small shot at snatching the first innings.

Following the loss of Behrendorff at 7-137, Isles continued to turn the strike over, boosting the score to 167 before he too was removed by the unyielding Prescott.

With only 20 runs left to chase down and two wickets remaining, Geremy Fatouros and Joshua Parker boosted the score to 186.

Needing just one more run to tie and two to win, Prescott struck again, taking out Fatouros to claim his seventh wicket of the match.

Although there was only one wicket remaining, the equation was still the same. However, the Lions could not find a way to steal a run, as Brodee Foster lured Parker into a false shot and claimed the first-innings win.

With plenty of time left in the day, Gosnells returned to the crease in an attempt to secure an outright victory.

Any confidence Gosnells had from the first-innings win was immediately sapped, as Lilly and Tim Monteleone tore apart Gosnells’ batting line-up.

The pair took four wickets each as Gosnells crumbled under the intense pressure and was eventually bowled out for 76, with Matthew Leipold the only batsmen to produce a fight.

With a lowly 76 runs to chase down for an unlikely outright win, the Lions took the opportunity with both hands, chasing down the total in 10 overs and only losing one wicket, completing one of the most enthralling matches and rarest of outcomes this season.

Gosnells will next take on Claremont Nedlands in round 7, while Subiaco Floreat will play South Perth.

Mount Lawley v Wanneroo

Wanneroo has had its first win of the season after an inspired team bowling performance on day 2, bowling out Mount Lawley for 180 on Saturday at Breckler Park.

Starting the day on seven runs without loss, the Hawks struggled their way through the early overs, as Mathew Dzodzos and Stuart Thompson wielded their influence on the match.

With the Hawks falling to 4-80 and desperately needing to find some fight, Callum Taylor and Andrew Bottega answered the call with a 43-run partnership.

As Taylor fell for 39 at 5-123, so did Mount Lawley’s defence.

The Hawks lost their final five wickets in the space of 35 runs, with the barrage of bowling attacks too much for the tail to handle.

Taylor and Bottega did their best in trying circumstances, scoring 39 and 36 respectively, but the Roos’ cohesive bowling attack proved too strong in the end, with seven bowlers sharing the 10 wickets between them and the Hawks falling short by 100 runs.

Mount Lawley will next play Fremantle in round 7, while Wanneroo will take on Joondalup.

Rockingham Mandurah v Midland Guildford

Rockingham Mandurah has continued to impress in season 2018-19, this time with a classy first-innings victory over Midland Guildford on Saturday, as Craig Simmons starred with bat and ball at Lark Hill.

With a tremendous target of 318 to chase down, Midland Guildford struggled to get its innings going, losing opener Rice cheaply for seven and Andrew McBrine and Hayden Cobley falling in quick succession after to sit awkwardly on 3-47.

Keaton Critchell and Austin Thomas fell soon after, as Midland Guildford struggled to find a decent partnership.

However, coming to the rescue at 5-92 were James Kirwan and Hudson Knight.

Kirwan managed to navigate through the Mariners attack to join forces with Knight, with the pair producing a brilliant 86-run partnership and steadying the innings.

After Knight was dismissed for 33 by Simmons, who took his second wicket of the match, Kirwan continued to push Midland Guildford into the 200s.

Unfortunately for Midland Guildford, Simmons wasn’t finished there, as he took three of the last five wickets of the match to help the Mariners bowl out the visitors for 245 and securing the first-innings victory.

Simmons was superb throughout both days of the match, adding a five-wicket haul to his 60 runs from day 1 of the match.

With a small amount of time left in the day, the Mariners went back in to bat for eight overs, producing 57 runs for the loss of two wickets.

Rockingham Mandurah will do battle with Scarborough in round 7, while Midland Guildford will take on Bayswater Morley.

Scarborough v Melville Abbett Park

After riding a wave of success for the last three rounds, Scarborough found Melville’s total of 288 a mountain too high to climb, as the Gulls struggled to find batting support for their openers on Saturday at Abbett Park.

With a significant total to chase down, Scarborough shot out of the gates with what appeared to be a match-winning 90-run opening partnership to Josh Philippe and Samuel Moylan.

However, Blake Reed came into the attack and changed the momentum of the game. Reed knocked over Moylan and Phillipe in quick succession, which in turn triggered an early batting collapse.

Reed teamed up perfectly with Mark Turner, as the Gulls lost five wickets in the space of 37 runs.

At 5-127, Edward Barnard and Jeremy Boyle produced a hard-fought 39-run partnership to get the Gulls back into the match.

However, the Storm had no intention of giving up their lead, as Turner and Mitchell Jackson took three wickets in a row, dropping Scarborough to its knees on 8-166.

Some late-innings hitting from Liam Stevens wasn’t enough to save the Gulls from defeat, as Scarborough was bowled out for 215.

Philippe was impressive with the bat for the Gulls scoring 60 runs, with nine fours and a six coming from his blade.

Turner (5-63) and Reed (3-19) were exceptional for the Storm with the ball, taking eight wickets between them to secure the first-innings win.

Scarborough will next take on Rockingham Mandurah in round 7, while Melville will do battle with Perth.

South Perth v Joondalup

South Perth has comprehensively outplayed Joondalup over two days, chasing down 204 and notching a first-innings win on Saturday at Richardson Park.

Beginning the day on 22 runs without loss, South Perth could not have endured a worse start to its day, losing three wickets in the space of 22 runs and falling to 3-44.

However, a match-saving fourth-wicket partnership from Brooke Guest and Darius D’Silva worth 91 runs swung the momentum back in South Perth’s favour.

The loss of D’Silva for 51 runs at 4-135 brought about a flurry of wickets falling and putting the match back in the balance.

Following the loss of Guest for 56 runs at 6-158, Chris Chellew and David Cleary found their groove with the bat, producing a 53-run partnership to secure the first-innings win for South Perth.

Larmett gave his all for Joondalup, taking 4-64 in his 23 overs with the ball.

South Perth will next play Subiaco Floreat in round 7, while Joondalup will do battle with Wanneroo.

University v Claremont Nedlands

University has stunned the Tigers – and the competition – by chasing down 283 runs, securing a first-innings victory and producing an unbelievable 6-446 off the back of Will Jacks’ amazing double-century on Saturday at James Oval.

Starting the day at 0-12, Jacks and Sean Stuart added a further 48 runs to finish with a handy 60-run partnership, as Jacks signalled his intentions for the day.

Will Bosisto then joined Jacks at the crease following the loss of Stuart and helped the Blues to frustrate Claremont Nedlands’ bowlers.

If the Tigers’ bowlers were frustrated at 2-97 after Bosisto was dismissed, then it was nothing compared to what was about to unfold.

Christopher Sabburg then came to the crease and joined forces with Jacks to produce one of the partnerships of the season.

The dynamic duo blasted the ball around the ground with ease, with Sabburg rotating the strike and letting Jacks take the lead.

The pair took the game out of the Tigers’ grasp, scoring a whopping 229 runs during their outstanding third-wicket partnership.

Sabburg was eventually dismissed for a well-earnt score of 89 at 3-326, after he and Jacks secured a first-innings win for University.

Jacks’ tremendous innings came to an end shortly after, dismissed for a season-high individual score of 205 runs, with 22 fours and eight sixes coming from his double-century, which was scored from just 186 deliveries.

University continued to pile on the runs, finishing the day strongly with a huge total of 6-446.

University will next take on Willetton in round 7, while Claremont Nedlands will play Gosnells.