31 Oct Weekend wrap ROUND 5 day 1
Our Port Boys lead the way in the Sheffield Shield win, Our Premier League T20 team win on second last ball and a great night “At the Royal Steven’s Race Night” help to make it a truly memorable weekend.
JHYE LEADS WITH BAT AND BALL
Jhye Richardson has shown the nation that he can bat as well as bowl in last weekend’s Sheffield Shield match, scoring 71 in difficult conditions in the second innings, as well taking 4 wickets. We couldn’t be prouder of Jhye and of his WA teammates Ashton Turner, Shaun and Mitch Marsh!
OUR PREMIER T20 TEAM CHASE DOWN SCARBOROUGH IN THRILLER
In an exciting clash up in Scarborough, our T20Premier League chased down Scarborough’s score of 149, passing their total with just one ball to spare.
After a strong start from Josh Philippe (63 off 41) and Nicholas Maiolo (52 off 38 ), Scarborough were on 120 runs after just thirteen overs and a big target was looking inevitable. The, our bowlers turned the game around and when Maiolo fell on 133, Ben Moore quickly dismissed AJ Tye for 1 and we were able to restrict them to just 149. Ben Moore (3-20) Rosco MacCauley (3-26) and Jake Carder (2-27) did the damage late.
Fremantle’s response was immediate, scoring freely through Chris Davenport (77 from 52) Jake Carder (22 from 14) Braydon Sutton (17 from 13 ). Matt Micale supported well with 14 from 12, before falling on first ball of the last over. This left Antony Collova and Timothy Miles to bring us successfully home on the second last ball of the game.
The win puts Fremantle back on top of Division A. All four teams in our division are in with a chance of making the semis finals, so we must beat Perth at Fletcher Park in the last round to go through.
A DIFFICULT DAY ONE AROUND THE GRADES
In every instance, if you won the toss you sent the other team into bat.
A Grade, found themselves bowling, struggling to get early wickets. Thanks to a great middle spell, we were able to restrict Perth to 204 at Fletcher Park. Good bowling performances came from Josh Chognowski 3-38 Jarryd McPhee and 3-51 and Zach Ferris and Ross Macauley both with 2-45.
Second Grade were put into bat at Stevens West. Our batsmen found it tough going, but young Kaiden Cookson toughed it out scoring a very patient 62 off 194 balls whilst watching his teammates fall around him. Alec Green 37, and Jordan Buller were the only two to provide support before we were 142 all out.
Third Grade found themselves batting and suddenly 5 down for just 40. Sam Collins (20 off 46) and Ryan Shutts (33 off 81) toughed it out for a while but after they fell it was not long before the team were all out for 120.
The bowlers then stuck back quickly and Perth have found themselves 5 for 76 at stumps leaving an exciting finish on the cards on Day 2. James Arthurson has done most of the damage with 3 -17.
Fourth Grade found themselves chasing down Perth’s 142 after Lovepreet Singh 3- 28 and Sam Rivers 3-38 did most of the damage with the balance of the wickets shared around.
At 53 for 2, Day 2 looks to be exciting, with Tom Weston (33*) and Benoit Gaffney (5*) still at the crease
WINNERS ALL ROUND at the “ROYAL STEVENS” Race Night
What a night! I’m sure everyone who attended would have enjoyed themselves immensely. A lot of work went on behind the scenes to bring home one of the best ever functions the club has seen!
A big thanks to Grovesy, Benoit, Jordan, BJ, Jamie and Kristy, Bruce, Dale, Rhys, Chels and Chris (the food was AMAZING!), and the U15 Mum’s who all helped make it a fun evening for all.