CLAREMONT-NEDLANDS Cricket Club reinforced its Premier Cricket flag favouritism, defeating Fremantle in a top-of-the-table clash at Cresswell Park on Sunday.
The Tigers knocked off Subiaco Floreat in Saturday’s round 9 local derby at Floreat Park Oval, before taking on the only other undefeated side in round 10 of Premier Cricket on Sunday.
The league leaders triumphed thanks to Jack Cattrall’s four-wicket haul that restricted Fremantle to 219, despite Perth Scorchers batsman Shaun Marsh’s century for the Port Boys.
In reply, Jake Whiteaker anchored the innings with a patient 66 at the top of the order before the experienced James Allenby (37 n.o.) guided the Tigers home with 10 balls to spare.
The result means Claremont-Nedlands move 16 points clear at the top and appear destined to win the Kevin Sullivan Silver Cup as minor premiers.
Subiaco Floreat moved up to fifth spot, with a stunning bowling performance helping them to a 75-run win over Perth at Fletcher Park on Sunday.
The Lions only managed 156 despite Calum How’s 80 but somehow defended it, rolling the fourth-placed Demons for 81, with James Sansalone taking 4-10.
University had a win and a loss over the weekend, triumphing by three wickets over Wanneroo thanks to Josh Mason’s 74 at James Oval on Sunday.
The Students lost to Mt Lawley at Breckler Park by four wickets on Saturday.