Premier Cricket: Melville playing for pride against Scarborough

Premier Cricket: Melville playing for pride against Scarborough

MELVILLE is playing for nothing but pride when it squares off with Scarborough in a one-day fixture to conclude the Premier Cricket regular season at Tompkins Park on Saturday.

The Storm fell an agonising five runs short chasing 305 against Subiaco-Floreat last weekend, dropping the team to seventh on the First Grade ladder.

Melville trails the sixth-placed Lions by nine points and with just six points available on Saturday the Storm have already been eliminated from finals contention.

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Brad Thompson’s men will be determined to end the season on a high note and eighth-placed Scarborough presents a tricky challenge.

Led by Wesley Robinson and Edward Barnard, who have combined for 1131 runs and both average just a touch under 50, the Gulls are the top ranked batting side in the First Grade competition.

A dual threat, Barnard has also led Scarborough’s bowling attack with 24 wickets at an average of 26.13.