WACA Premier Cricket: Melville remains undefeated after two more wins

Stock image.
Stock image.

MELVILLE is one of two undefeated Premier Cricket sides after banking two hard-earned victories at the weekend.

Tom Scollay and Matthew Wiley scored important half-centuries before the Melville bowlers turned the screws to earn a 60-run win over Subiaco-Floreat at Tompkins Park on Saturday.

The win was even more impressive considering skipper Luke Towers could only manage 10 from 26 before he was trapped in front off the bowling of Lucas Martin.

It was the first time in three innings Towers had been dismissed.

Mark Turner was the pick of the Melville bowlers finishing with 3-26, including the opening two wickets.

Melville backed up with another one-day victory at home against Mt Lawley on Sunday, thanks largely to Drew Porter.

Porter worked with the tail to push his side to 177, a score that looked improbable when Melville was reeling at 5-28.

Batting at six, Porters scored 68 off 95 deliveries and was the last wicket dismissed as the hosts were bowled out in the 49th over.

Despite establishing a solid foundation in reply, Mt Lawley was eventually overwhelmed by the hosts and were bowled out 33-runs short of victory in the 47th over.

James Newnham (28 from 48) and Tom Beaton (38 from 62) were the only batsman to put up any real resistance.

Scollay finished with figures of 3-21 from nine over to finish as the most productive bowler. Melville travels to Richardson Park to play fifth-placed South Perth on Saturday.

MORE: Voter numbers up as former State politicians enjoy mixed success in local government elections

MORE: Research shows screen time is wrecking teenagers’ sleep

MORE: Coronial inquest examines Perth toddler’s drawer death