Midland Guildford looking to bounce back against Melville

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MIDLAND Guildford faces a tough challenge against top 6 side Melville this Saturday.

It is coming off a loss to second-last team Mt Lawley.

Mt Lawley got its WA Premier Cricket season back on track, snapping a five-game losing streak with a solid 16-run win over Midland-Guildford at Breckler Park.

Entering the crease first, the Hawks fought their way to 3-78 before Tristan Hobley and Ethan Petta put a stamp on the innings, smashing out a 63-run partnership.

As Hobley departed at 4-141, the Hawks struggled for momentum throughout the rest of their innings.

Petta played an anchoring role for the home side, helping the Hawks to 213 and finishing with an unbeaten 80, while Dominic Sibley took 3-39 for the visitors.

Midland-Guildford then came to the crease with the right attitude, with Sibley belting out two partnerships worth 42 and 74 runs with Jordan Mast and Keaton Critchell respectively.

However, at 3-154 following Critchell’s dismissal, Midland-Guildford capitulated, losing eight wickets – including Critchell’s – in the space of 43 runs to hand the win to the Hawks.

Sibley was the only light for Midland-Guildford, taking three wickets and scoring 81 runs, while Tom Beaton finished with 4-48.

Midland-Guildford host Melville at Lilac Hill this Saturday, at 11.30am.