Cricket: South Perth to play Midland-Guildford in Grand Final

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SOUTH Perth will play Midland-Guildford in the Female A-Grade 50-over competition Grand Final on Sunday after finishing in the top two spots on the ladder.

The Sky Blues had the bye over the weekend but finished on top with 67 points, five ahead of second-placed Midland-Guildford.

The decider will take place at South Perth’s home ground Richardson Park from 10am.

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Midland-Guildford confirmed their spot in the decider after defeating Subiaco Floreat by 10 wickets at Lilac Hill on Sunday.

Caitlin Couch (5-12) and Sheldyn Cooper (4-12) did the damage as the Swans bowled out Subi for 63 in an astonishing display.

The Swans eased to the target inside 13 overs in reply, led by Taneale Peschel (29no) and Chloe Piparo (26no).

Perth’s third grade men’s team will play Wanneroo this weekend at Burrendah Reserve for the title.

The Demons score line against Willetton in their preliminary suggested a comfortable result although it was anything but.

Perth chased down Willetton’s 102 to finish 9/200 but it was a tense affair.

Opening bowlers Alex Calmy (5/26) and Jason Hill (3/38) put Perth in to the box seat on day one, routing Willetton for 102.

Batting has been the strong point for this side in 2016/17 but finals are a different proposition.

In what was far and away their worst display, Perth collapsed to be 9-90.

Brenton Williams joined Alex Calmy with thirteen needed and the season on the line.

A boundary to Calmy saw them victorious, with relief to all Perth spectators.

With the pressure relieved both batsmen then opened their shoulders and hit out.

At 200, with Calmy (65*) and Williams (36*) having put on an amazing unbroken 110 for the last wicket, Willetton conceded the match.