WACA Premier Cricket: middle order collapse leaves Scarborough well short of Subiaco Floreat’s target

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SCARBOROUGH has fallen well short of Subiaco Floreat’s imposing day one total, suffering a first innings defeat by 119 runs on Saturday at Abbett Park.

The Gulls started the run chase on fire, with Samuel Moylan and Luke McQuade belting a 66-run opening stand before McQuade fell to Lion Lucas Martin.

Moylan fell 10 runs later at 2-76, before Nicholas Maiolo and Liam Knight ramped up the run rate.

The pair produced a prolific 75-run partnership, swinging the momentum of the match back in Scarborough’s favour.

Maiolo’s day was eventually ended after a quick-fire 52 from 65 balls, which included seven fours and three sixes.

Although Scarborough was seemingly cruising at 3-151, disaster struck with the home side losing its next five wickets in the space of 38 runs.

Lucas Martin took three of the five wickets through the middle of the innings, leaving Scarborough in a tough position on 8-189.

With the match squarely in the Lions favour, Martin knocked over Ryan Knight to claim his fifth wicket of the day.

Captain Chris Hansberry put Scarborough out of its misery, taking the final wicket at 222, securing the first innings win for Subiaco Floreat.

With little time left in the day, Subiaco Floreat decided to enforce the follow on, with a small shot at an outright win.

However, the result did not eventuate, as Maiolo blasted a phenomenal century from just 51 balls.

The boundaries flowed freely for Maiolo, scoring a whopping 15 fours and four sixes, as he and Moylan boosted the total to 2-152 before the end of the day’s play.

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