Peel players shine at Country Week

It all started with a determined victory over Eastern Goldfields last Sunday, with Shoalwater Bay’s Mitchell Smith destroying the opposition batting line up, claiming 7-18 off close to 10 overs.

Peel passed the target of 104 with five wickets in hand.

A day later it was Harvey Leschenault in the sights of Peel, but this time the chief destroyer was Matthew Gordon.

Hailing from Halls Head, Gordon claimed 5-34 off of his 12 overs as Peel rolled Harvey for 170. The rout was complete when Peel posted 6-319 in reply, with a Jayden Derosa century the highlight.

The Waroona batsman hit 17 boundaries on his way to 122, but he had solid support from Andrew Peckover (57) and Ben Wright (52).

It was more of the same on Tuesday, with Peel skittling WA Indigenous XI for 130, before Derosa continued his hot form, battering 83 runs off 53 balls with Wright also backing up well, scoring 64 off 43.

Peel went on to post 2-205 (dec) before claiming outright victory, dismissing the Indigenous XI for 64 in their second dig.

Shoalwater’s Dan Abel was the star with the ball, with figures of 7-30 for the match.

Elsewhere, B-grade are second in the Gold Division after winning both opening fixtures against South Midlands and Albany before falling to Bunbury in game three.

C-grade are top of the Gold Division, winning all three of their games against Fortescue Cricket Association, Albany and Collie.

Country Week concludes on Saturday with the A-grade final at Murdoch University.