Proprietary v Wandearah
Props remain undefeated after accounting for Wandearah by five wickets on the weekend.
Wandies made a bright start with the bat moving to 0/26 after six overs. Things turned pear-shaped from there as the Rams lost 6/18 to be 6/44. The lower order showed some fight for the Rams eventually being bowled out in the last over for 120. Rhys Gillett top scored with 30. Scott Gray (26) and Matt Thornton (22) were the only other batsmen to pass twenty.
Westley Wyatt bowled his way into the combined side taking 4/8 from ten overs including seven maidens. Randall Wyatt continues to perform for the Panthers taking 2/13 from ten overs including six maidens. Tate Bradley claimed 2/20 to be the other multiple wicket taker.
At 2/13 Props could have felt under pressure. Then again at 4/59 after 25 overs the game seemed evenly poised if the Rams could get another quick wicket.
Props didn’t give Wandies a sniff after this only losing one more wicket and passing the score with ten overs to spare to win with the bonus point. Peter Bessen continued his great form making 46. Former Recorder medallist Terrence Pellegrini showed his importance to the team finishing 36 not out.
Wandies toiled hard with the ball but 120 was never enough to defend. Todd Baker 2/34 was the only multiple wicket taker. Michael Ashman bowled a handy spell of 1/23 from ten overs. Marc Congdon 1/11 and Matt Thornton 1/26 were the other wicket takers.
The Panthers have now just about guaranteed a double chance and look the goods so far. The Rams need runs from their top order if they want to challenge again this season.
South Port v Solomontown-North
South Port remains winless after a 72 run loss to Solomontown-North on Saturday.
The Cats batted first and amassed 8/189 from their 50 overs. Olly Cosmai may have got himself into the combined side making 58. Captain Ben Brown was next best with the bat making 44.
Guest player Scott Brand made 41 including four sixes. Veteran Ian Eberhard claimed 4/27 for the Pirates to show the way with the ball. Blair Miller claimed 2/33 for the Pirates.
Batting has been the down fall all season for the Pirates and it was the same story on Saturday as they were bowled out for 117 in reply. Madhan Murasoli top scored for the Pirates making 29 and Tom Barnes was next best making 19.
Dylan Johnson was good again with the ball for the Cats claiming 3/32. Scott McIntyre and James Pavlich each took two wickets for the Cats.
The Cats will be hoping this win starts to build some momentum for them leading into the middle part of the season. The Pirates will be desperate to break their duck when they meet the Rams this Sunday.