WACA Premier Cricket: Towers delivers for Melville again in win over Perth

Here's an idea for Mayor Aubrey: Use Tompkins park for playing and training
Here's an idea for Mayor Aubrey: Use Tompkins park for playing and training

ANOTHER stunning innings from captain Luke Towers has delivered Melville its second Premier Cricket win from as many starts this season.

Towers crunched 12 boundaries in an unbeaten innings of 128, helping his side chase down 245 with an over to spare against Perth at Fletcher Park on Saturday.

Dain Moreton (105 from 136) and Jacob Van Galen (57 from 64) anchored the host’s innings after Perth were sent in to bat first.

Perth was forced to scrap to generate a defendable score, with Sean Roberts (12 from 24) and Josh Nicholas (19 from 25) the only other batsmen to reach double figures. In reply, Melville was dealt an early blow when opener Blake Reed was bowled by Josh Nicholas for nought.

Melville was then two down without scoring when Tom Scollay was trapped in front, again off the bowling of Nicholas.

But they were able to steady the ship – thanks to a 92-run stand between Towers and former Australian international Adam Voges, who hit seven boundaries in a crisp 55 from 60.

Matthew Wiley contributed 26 from 59 balls after Voges was trapped in front off the bowling of Kyle Gardiner with the score on 92.

Towers capped the innings with an unbeaten 92-run partnership with Drew Porter (31 from 30), giving the visitors a six-wicket win with seven deliveries in the bank.

Melville was able to back up on Sunday with a 28-run win over the Country XI in a Premier T20 clash at Tompkins Park.

Voges hit 50 from 43, his second half-century for the weekend, as Melville scored 4-138 from their 20 overs. Voges then took 2-17 from three overs to help restrict the visitors to 110 in reply.

Melville next plays Subiaco Floreat at Tompkins Park on Saturday.

MORE: Perth weather: sun’s out but storms could be coming

MORE: West Australians getting more frustrated with telecommunications services, NBN a big headache

MORE: Need for Swan River flood barrier: UWA study

MORE: Woman who used own Flybuys cards on purchases made with stolen credit card avoids prison