JOONDALUP finished the weekend on a sour note, losing Sunday’s T20 match against Claremont Nedlands by 18 runs after defeating Bayswater Morley in Saturday’s two-day clash.
Joondalup continued its two-day match on Saturday at Iluka Sports Complex 1, beginning the day at 1-58 with Clinton Hinchliffe and Andrew South at the crease.
But it did not take long for the Bears to strike. Hinchliffe was dismissed for 45, while South left the home side on 3-96.
Joe Inglis and Jaron Morgan equalled the Bears’ total with a 76-run partnership.
Mitchell Todd tried to contain the Joondalup batsmen in trying conditions, finishing with 4-34 off 12 overs as the home side batted out the day, ending with a lofty 8-272.
Joondalup then turned its attention to Sunday’s T20 match against Claremont Nedlands. After a blistering start to its innings, Joondalup had the visitors on the ropes early at 5-33, with Harry Larmett and Jake Riccardi taking five wickets between them.
But the Tigers eventually clicked into gear through Joel Paris (36), James Allenby (28) and Haydan Morton (25).
The trio gave the Tigers a reasonable 133 after 20 overs before getting set to defend.
It was then Joondalup’s turn for a sluggish start, with the Tigers’ bowlers unrelenting in their attack, leaving Joondalup on 3-20 early in the innings.
Paris continued his excellent day, taking three of the six wickets that fell, as the Tigers restricted Joondalup to 6-115, with the home side falling 18 runs short of victory.