Cricket: solid weekend of wins for Mt Lawley-Inglewood sides

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MT LAWLEY-Inglewood Cricket Club enjoyed a good weekend with wins for its top three grade sides.

The Panthers won their second, fourth and sixth grade games.

In second grade Mt Lawley-Inglewood posted 201 batting first, led by Michael Sheridan’s 62 and 50 from Patrick Wilkinson.

Sheridan hit six boundaries and three sixes batting at number seven.

Bayswater-Postels were bowled out for 190 in response, with their score bolstered by a sting in the tail, with number nine Jermaine Rurawhe hitting 10 fours and two sixes in his 73, and number eight Brian Hinkley contributing 47.

Milan Chhetri was the pick of the bowlers with 3-31 from 17.4 overs.

The Panthers scored 7-121 in the second innings to seal the win.

In fourth grade, Mt-Lawley Inglewood routed Leederville for 49, with Brendan McMullan (4-9), Mathew Rossi (3-12) and Nick Henderson (2-7) making light work of the home team.

The Panthers then declared on 3-1`07, led by Dave Cleary’s 48, before bowling out Leederville for 49 a second time.

McMullan (3-12), Todd Caroll (2-5), and Rossi (2-17) got the job done again.

The sixth grade match was a seesawing contest.

Mt Lawley-Inglewood got off to a good start, scything through the Coolbinia-West Perth batting for just 78 runs.

Mark Berry (3-22) and Brett Meredith (3-25) led the attack.

Coolbinia struck back to roll the Panthers for just 69 runs in their first innings, 42 of which were scored by Aaron Bowles.

The home team may have felt confident after scoring 107 in their second innings, but Mt Lawley-Inglewood turned the game on its head by responding with 1-127 to snatch victory, with David Tones scoring 53 and Bowles not out on 62, giving him an average of 104 for the game.

The eighth grade Panthers were defeated by SKLP despite strong batting from Darcy Middleton (48) and Boyd Duffield (39), and in the One Day competition Mt Lawley lost to Carlisle Windsor by 107 runs.

One highlight on an otherwise bleak day for the One Day Panthers was the fielding of Chris Daw, who took two catches including an acrobatic effort that would have impressed even at international level.