Record-breaking day at Fletcher Park as Perth trounces Claremont-Nedlands

Luke Jury and Jacob Van Galen celebrate Jury’s century.
Luke Jury and Jacob Van Galen celebrate Jury’s century.

IT was a memorable day at Fletcher Park on Saturday as Perth batted all day to record strong wins over Claremont-Nedlands.

After dismissing the away side for 192 last week and resuming at 2-121 in the First Grade match, early wickets caused some nervous moments but captain Luke Jury led from the front with a patient 114*.

Unions with the composed Adam Wheater (38) and Jacob Van Galen (63) saw Perth finish 9-376.

A new club record was set with the Jury and Van Galen partnership of 132 for the eighth wicket eclipsing a 71-year-old record.

Beating the league leading Tigers and jumping in to the top six sends a message to the rest of the competition.

One of the club’s promising youngsters, Joel Curtis, had a day to remember on Fletcher West in the Third Grade match.

Resuming from last week, Curtis batted all day to finish 138* from 253 balls, with 17 boundaries and a six, as Perth finished with 4-295 to win comfortably.

In the away fixtures, Perth suffered heartbreaking losses in the Second and Fourth Grade matches.

The seconds finished 10 runs short of the 185 target, with Angus Webster and Isaac Townsend contributing 40s.

The Fourth Grade side fell short by six runs with number 10 Anil Kumar (58*) almost pulling off a miracle victory.

In the under 15’s, young Demons Aiden Davies (84) and Finn Gismondi (71) stood out in their win.