MT LAWLEY-INGLEWOOD Cricket Club experienced mixed fortunes again over the weekend as it hurtles towards the end of the season.
In second grade, the Panthers experienced a disappointing defeat on the first innings at home against Ferndale.
The visitors posted 93 runs in their first innings, 63 of which came from opener Gary Bentley.
None of his teammates made it into double figures.
Tim Stuckey (5-19) and Milan Chhetri (3-34) led the attack, with Arun Mohan a strong contributor, taking 2-7 from seven overs.
Mt Lawley-Inglewood were rolled for 62 in the chase, with Patrick Wilkinson (12) and Cameron Henderson (12) the only batsmen to come close to making an impression.
In fourth grade, the Panthers, playing away, had an agonisingly narrow first innings loss to Carlisle Windsor.
The home side brought up 107, with John Baker’s 46 leading the way.
Boyd Duffield was the stand out bowler for Mt Lawley-Inglewood with 4-22 from 10 overs.
In response the visitors were knocked over for 102, with Mathew Rossi (27) and Cameron McCulloch (28) giving them a fighting chance.
Rossi also starred with the ball, taking 3-16.
Carlisle Windsor made 6-93 in the second and the clock locked the Panthers out of getting any points from the match.
A strong batting performance in sixth grade delivered a first innings win to the Panthers, posting 9-286 after Canning Vale declared for 9-247.
Damien Browne made 86 for Mt Lawley-Inglewood, and along with Phil Veitch (3-33) was the key to the victory.
In eighth grade opening batsman and part-time spinner Darcy Middleton had a day out, taking 2-2 from five overs as Karrinyup were held to 199, then scoring 54 at the top of the order.
Scott Benjamin was the other strong contributor with the bat, adding 57 to the Panthers’ score of 8-202.
In the Metro One Day competition, Mt Lawley-Inglewood suffered another heavy loss to runaway ladder-leader Floreat-Hellenic.
The ruthless visitors piled on 8-267 from 40 overs before routing the home side for 49.
James Flexman hit an unbeaten 116 for Floreat-Hellenic.