Premier Cricket: Claremont-Nedlands secures minor premiership despite loss to Scarborough

Claremont-Nedlands vs Scarborough.
Claremont-Nedlands vs Scarborough.

CLAREMONT-NEDLANDS clinched the Kevin Sullivan Silver Cup for the Premier Cricket minor premiership despite losing to Scarborough on Saturday.

With Fremantle losing to South Perth, the Tigers hold an unassailable 16-point lead at the top with one round to play, earning their first piece of silverware for the season.

On Saturday at Abbett Park, Scarborough’s batting was immense in pursuit of 250 with Wes Robinson scoring an unbeaten century to guide the hosts to 4-336.

Ed Barnard scored 96 in his last game for the side to finish a terrific campaign.

Matt Kelly was the pick of the Tigers’ bowlers with part timers Travis Birt and Nick Hobson gathering a wicket each.

Subiaco Floreat will play finals this season after a dramatic five-run victory over Melville at Floreat Park Oval earned it a top six spot.

Chris Hansberry was vital for the hosts bowling his side to victory with four wickets.

Chasing 305, the Storm lost wickets at crucial times and eventually needed 10 runs from their final partnership.

Hansberry collected the final wicket, as the Storm was bowled out for 300, just five runs short.

University was gallant in its loss to Perth, restricting the finals bound side to just 221 chasing 172 at Fletcher Park.

Josh Dallimore and Sean Stuart were the pick of the bowlers with three wickets each to show a sign of the future for the Students.

There is plenty to like about the young squad with University now looking for a consolation win next weekend.