WACA Premier Cricket: Melville hopes to get back on track against Midland-Guildford

WACA Premier Cricket: Melville hopes to get back on track against Midland-Guildford

AFTER consecutive losses, Melville will attempt to get its season back on track when it squares off with Midland-Guildford in round seven of WA Premier Cricket beginning tomorrow at Tompkins Park.

Currently 12th on the ladder, the Storm will hope to breathe life back into their premiership campaign against the 13th placed Midland-Guildford which has won just one game so far this season.

Melville fell just 23 runs short in its chase of Fremantle’s 303 last time out but the final result would have been far more one-sided if not for some late heroics from tenth man in Mark Turner who smashed 76 off 67 balls to make the game close.

Midland-Guildford was skittled for just 161 by Bayswater-Morley last time out before conceding 4-247 in reply.

Keaton Critchell top scored for Midland-Guildford with 47 in that game and is the competition’s fourth highest run-scorer with 252 at an average of 63 across six innings.

No Storm player has managed to find consistency with the bat, Fraser Hay currently topping the club’s run charts with 134 from four digs; 116 of that total came from a single innings.

Melville has been better with the ball and will likely lean on Ryan Duffield, Mark Turner and Blake Reed to capture a vital win.