MELVILLE ended its Premier Cricket season on a high, cruising to a seven-wicket victory over Scarborough at Tompkins Park on Saturday.
After winning the toss and electing to bat, the Gulls found themselves shell-shocked at 4-25 courtesy of a devastating early spell from Ryan Duffield (5-45) who removed the first three batsmen.
Jeremy Boyle (68) and Andrew Rule (29) then set about rescuing the innings for the visitors but after Storm captain Tom Scollay dismissed Rule, Scarborough struggled to find any consistency at the crease and eventually stuttered to 168 all out.
Melville opener Luke Towers (67) and Scollay (50) were outstanding in reply, anchoring the Storm to an easy victory with more than eight overs to spare.
The result means Melville ends the season seventh on the First Grade ladder, just four points behind sixth-placed South Perth.
It is the second consecutive season the Storm miss out on finals cricket.