WACA Premier Cricket: Scarborough folds under Joondalup’s attack

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IT was a disappointing weekend for Scarborough, which lost its WA Premier Cricket two-day match to Joondalup before being eliminated by 65 runs in Sunday’s T20 semi-final against Claremont-Nedlands.

The Gulls had a solid chance of beating the Centurions on Saturday at Abbett Park, with the visitors beginning the second day at 2-80 chasing 256.

But a mammoth 262-run partnership from Garrick Morgan (195) and Tim Zsilinksy (122) ensured that did not happen, the side cruising past the total just three wickets down.

Morgan later combined with his brother Jaron with the side at 3-340, the pair boosting the score to 416 before declaring.

On Sunday, the Gulls looked good early with Ryan Knight taking two wickets to have the Tigers at 2-16 at Stevens Reserve.

But some crafty batting from Tim David and Cameron Steel helped push the total to 4-81.

WA cricketer Joel Paris entered the crease and immediately found a partner in Chris Brabazon, with the duo smashing a 49-run fifth-wicket partnership.

Knight continued to clamp down on the Tiger’s batsmen, taking 5-18 as the Tigers finished the innings on 9-175.

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