ROCKINGHAM-Mandurah were left frustrated against Subiaco-Floreat in the completion of Western Australian Premier Cricket round 7 play at the weekend.
The first grade side were forced to settle for a draw after rain intervened as the Mariners were about to claim victory.Subiaco-Floreat made their way to 1/170 in pursuit of Rockingham-Mandurah’s 9/345 at Lark Hill on day two before Kyle Gardiner spun his web.
The Western Warriors rookie leg-spinner claimed 4/72 and pegged the visitors back to 5/205.
The poor fortune that has befallen the Mariners’ title defence returned yet again as the only rain-affected game of the round meant Subiaco could change tack and hang on for a share of the points at 7/286 in a game dominated by the home side.
Jordan Clark took his best haul of wickets in senior cricket as second grade took the match by the scruff of the neck.
Chasing Rockingham-Mandurah’s 331, the Lions could only muster 8/205 as Albany youngster Clark celebrated his call up alongside team-mate Damien Burrage to Cricket Australia’s Rookie Camp in January 2017 by claiming 4/48.
Third grade fell short by 11 runs, being bowled out for 174 at Lark Hill.
Cary Green top scored with 39 and Eric Botha continued his solid first half of 2016/17 with 35.
Fourth grade found 165 was not enough as Subiaco romped to victory at Alderbury Reserve.
The bowlers found the going tough as the home side were ruthless in getting to 2/275 by stumps.
The Twenty20 matches didn’t go much better for the club as the men went down to Fremantle and Claremont-Nedlands in a Sunday double-header that sees them out of the competition.
It was the same story for the ladies as the Under 18s lost to Melville while the seniors couldn’t get past Midland-Guildford at Lilac Hill.
The juniors were tremendous and got the chocolates by different means in their matches.
Kai Harrison followed up two wickets with an assured 34 at the top of the order to get the Under 17s home.
Chasing 91, the Mariners finished on 122 as they did enough to chalk up their first win of the season.
Jye Clark featured in two big partnerships to anchor the under 15s chase down of 200 in a superb performance.
Clark and Nathan Goodrick (39) put on 99 for the second wicket before combining with Teague Wyllie (30) for a further 77 runs.
Clark’s 101 came from 162 balls with nine fours as Rockingham-Mandurah cruised home at 6/222.
The Under 14s knocked off Claremont-Nedlands by 30 runs as Jack Richards featured with 68 not out.
The Under 13s made it four from four as they smashed 4/180 in response to the Tigers’ 7/112 .
Wyllie, playing in his age group on Sunday hit a blazing 86 not out in Rockingham-Mandurah’s 4/180.