WACA Premier Cricket: weekend of highs and lows for Scarborough

SCARBOROUGH Cricket Club endured a mixed weekend in the Premier Cricket league, with a strong bowling performance on day one of its two-day clash against Wanneroo on Saturday before suffering a nail-biting four-wicket loss to Fremantle during Sunday’s T20 match.

Scarborough got off to a terrific start at Kingsway 1 on Saturday as Perth Scorchers paceman Andrew Tye made his presence felt early, taking four of the first five wickets of the two-day match.

Sitting at 5-77, Wanneroo’s innings went from bad to worse, losing Christian Smith and Kyle Millar in quick succession to be floundering on 7-87.

Thankfully for the home side, Jack Cattrall and John Walter finally provided some resistance, producing a 79-run partnership to give the Roos a target they could attempt to defend.

Scarborough, however, continued to push hard towards victory, with Lochie Hardy and Nicholas Maiolo setting the tone for the run chase.

Both batsmen finished the day at the crease before turning their focus to Sundays T20 match against Fremantle.

Scarborough again enjoyed a solid start to the match at Abbett Park East on Sunday, with Josh Philippe and Nicholas Maiolo recording a tremendous 86-run partnership after losing Jeremy Boyle early.

However, the runs dried up quickly when Philippe and Maiolo were dismissed for 63 and 52 respectively.

The rest of Scarborough’s batsmen failed to reach double figures as it lost its last seven wickets for 40 runs, sitting on 9-150 at the end of the innings.

Fremantle’s response was immediate, scoring freely through Chris Davenport (77 from 52) and Jake Carder (22 from 14).

Much like Scarborough’s innings, once the pair were dismissed the runs dried up dramatically.

However, Anthony Collova fought to the death, hitting the winning runs with one ball to spare, securing a fourwicket win for Fremantle.

Scarborough will be looking to recapture its good form from day one of its two-day match when it resumes battle with Wanneroo on day two.

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