Premier Cricket: Midland Guildford looking to bounce back against Gosnells

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MIDLAND-Guildford will look to recover from a frustrating weekend of WA Premier Cricket when it faces Gosnells at home on Saturday.

The side was the victim of an impressive University bowling performance in its two-day match last week, losing by 30 runs at James Oval.

The Monkey Towners were then eliminated in the Premier T20 semi-finals off the final ball against Mt Lawley on Sunday.

In the University clash, the visitors struggled to recapture their early batting form from day 1, battling to 0-62 before losing three wickets in the space of 11 runs.

Floundering on 3-73, captain Dominic Sibley (96) and Keaton Critchell (17) found their range with a superb 59-run partnership to put the innings back on track.

However, once Critchell was dismissed, the wickets tumbled, along with Midland Guildford’s hopes of victory.

Josh Dallimore (5-45) provided the destruction with the ball, taking three quick wickets in the middle of the innings to put the visitors on the ropes at 7-191.

It was the beginning of an irritating weekend for Midland Guildford, which fell by three wickets in defence of 8-122 against Mt Lawley in the T20 finals clash the next day.

The Monkey Towners started their innings shakily, losing 3-43, with Hawks bowler Matthew Taylor taking two of the first three wickets in an impressive display.

Jordan Mast (33) and Julian Crudeli (24) fought their way to respectable totals, pushing the total past 100.

Midland-Guildford looked confident in reply, reducing Mt Lawley to 4-93.

But with the game coming down to the wire, Mt Lawley’s Taylor and Sean Rakich provided the magic, hitting the winning runs off the final ball.

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