Solomontown-North v Wandearah
Save your legs that’s four!
This could be heard from the Cats as they won their fourth match in a row to move two games clear on top after a 10 run victory over last year’s premiers the Rams.
The Cats batted first and toughed out their innings to finish on 9/113 after 42 overs.
Ben Brown top scored making 26 and was well supported by gun batsmen Scott McIntyre who made 22.
Their partnership of 35 was crucial in the context of the game. Olly Cosmai was next best with the bat making 17.
The Rams bowled well in patches.
Darcy Puddy came on late to claim 3/17.
Matt Thornton claimed 2/4 from four overs. Todd Baker (2/20) and Jack Dickeson (1/10) were the other wicket takers.
The Rams run chase got off to a horrible start as they lost 6/7 to slump to 6/18 in the 11th over.
Darcy Puddy (23) and Scott Gray (18) combined for 44 run partnership to get the Rams back in it.
The Rams then fell to 9/73 and the game was on the Cats terms again. Matt O’Shaughnessy (18) and Marc Congdon (9 not out) couldn’t get the Rams home as they fell 10 runs short bowled out for 103 with just under two overs to go.
Ben Brown was brilliant with the new ball taking 4/11 from eight overs.
Scott McIntyre did the job as well with the new ball taking 2/15 from eight overs.
Lee Nash again chipped in for wickets taking 2/29.
Adam Johnson found his line and length bowling an important spell taking 1/15 from nine overs.
The Cats are taking all before them at this stage of the season.
The Rams have work to do and will look to bounce back against the Pirates next week.
South Port v Proprietary
The Pirates winless start to the season continued as they suffered a 106 run defeat to the Panthers.
The Panthers batted first making 7/180 from their 42 overs.
Veteran Randall Wyatt joint top scored with nephew Fraser Wyatt as they both made 42.
Mitch Young back after a weekend off was the next best with the bat making 29.
For the Pirates Shahzad David was the best with the ball taking 2/26.
Rob Anderson (2/27) and Rafaqat Ali (2/37) were the other multiple wicket takers.
In reply the Pirates fell to 4/14 before being bowled out for 74 in the 22nd over. Craig Massner top scored for the Pirates making 21.
Blair Miller (18) and Shahzad David (14) were the next best with the bat.
Owen Fuchs claimed 3/11 for the Panthers. Fraser Wyatt bowled five overs taking 2/4.
The Panthers would be glad to be back in the winners circle while the Pirates will look to break their duck next week against the Rams.