Perth set themselves up for good game

Perth set themselves up for good game

PERTH put together a competitive score on Saturday in their two-day fixture against Willetton at Burrendah Reserve.

Perth batted first in all four senior games and set competitive totals for what will be an exciting run chase by Willetton next Saturday.

First Grade will be defending 273 after all the top order got into double figures.

Jake Snadden (63) and Dain Moreton (65) were the pick of the batsmen.

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A brilliant 129 by young Englishman Ben Mike rescued Perth from 5-52 to post 9-304 declared in Second Grade.

Shre Jain (68) provided great support in their 180-run stand for the seventh wicket, which is the highest partnership this season.

Third Grade posted 218 thanks to Adam Disisto with 57 and Fourth Grade made 269, largely due to under- 17 player Tom Evans.

Passing 50 for the first time with Perth, Evans went on to score his maiden century with an excellent 106.

A sparkling Rob Jones century guided South Perth to a formidable 290 against University at James Oval.

The Englishman hammered 137 from 199 balls, with 13 boundaries in the standout performance of the day.

Brandon Guest continued his good form with a half-century, while Darius D’Silva contributed with 42.

Josh Dallimore was outstanding for the Students with 6-98, bowling 28 overs in the process.

Harry Podmore bowled without luck to take one wicket for the hosts, with South Perth taking the upper hand.

Skipper Will Bosisto tried hard with one wicket, as the Sky Blues search for a vital victory.

Dain Mareton played well to compile a score of 65.