WACA Premier Cricket: wet weather mars Perth’s clash with Joondalup


Wicketkeeper James Collins made a handy contribution with the bat in his second grade debut.
Wicketkeeper James Collins made a handy contribution with the bat in his second grade debut.

WET weather marred Perth’s round 8 WACA Premier Cricket away clash with Joondalup on Saturday.

Water got under the covers and no play was possible in the First Grade match, while play was interrupted due to occasional rain in the other grades.

Perth made 238 in the second grade with half century contributions from Tom Casey and Kai Hickey at the top of the order.

Wicketkeeper James Collins, promoted from third grade, scored an excellent 54 on debut to give the bowlers a target to defend next week and stay on top of the ladder.

In third grade, the Demons are in a very strong position to push for outright points.

After dismissing Joondalup for 109 (Eamonn Munday 4-27, Cooper Carrington 3-24), Perth reached 49 without loss at stumps.

The fourth grade side ground out 178 with Jeff Grzinic (51) and Bik Bhoumick (47) playing patient innings.

In the under-17s, young legspinner Jaiah Moore continues to impress and his 6-12 has given his team a great chance for victory next week.

The colts T20 campaign reached the finals on Sunday, in very hot conditions.

In the semi-final, Perth kept Joondalup to 90, and Kai Hickey and Adam Disisto were terrific in chasing down the target without losing a wicket.

The preliminary final against South Perth saw Brooke Guest play an outstanding innings of 96 and the 161 target was too much.

Perth made strong fist of the chase, falling short by 18 runs.

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