Solly North will be keen to bounce back

CRICKET: South Port's Mitch Alchin in action recently.
CRICKET: South Port's Mitch Alchin in action recently.

A Grade

Solomontown-North v Proprietary– Memorial 10.30am

The top of the table Cats take on the Panthers at Memorial Oval on Saturday morning. The Cats will be keen to bounce back from their last match when they lost convincingly. Scott McIntyre is probably the Cats’ best player and a lot rests on his shoulders to make runs and take wickets.  Ben Brown is the other key player with bat and ball and if he has a day out the Cats are likely to win. Olly Cosmai, Lee Nash, Adam Johnson and James Pavlich must perform to assist McIntyre and Brown for the Cats to continue to perform. The Panthers had an easy win in their last match and if they perform again this week will like their chances.  

Peter Bessen, Randall Wyatt, Terrence Pellegrini, Owen Fuchs and Tate Bradley can all make runs and need to be more consistent for the Panthers to move up the ladder.  The bowling department is not a worry for the Panthers with Reece Fowler, Cam Pine, Westley Wyatt, Fraser Wyatt and Tyler Thorpe all very good bowlers. I think the Panthers will take this one out in a close one.

South Port v Wandearah– Port 12.30pm

The Pirates are still looking for their first victory and will hope to knock off the Rams this week at Port Oval. The Pirates were bowled out for less than 50 in their last match after the opening pair had made a bright start. Flynn Bullen, Mitch Alchin, James Congdon, Jake Walsh and Rob Anderson will be required to make the runs. Shahzad David is the Pirates’ key strike bowler and he will need to take early wickets for the Pirates to succeed.  

The Rams need to keep winning to secure their place in the top two. Andrew Congdon had a day out in his last match making runs and taking wickets. Matt Thornton, Darcy Puddy, Jack Dickeson, Stevie Athanasos, Scott Gray and Todd Baker have performed for the Rams in the past and should do so again on the weekend. The Rams should win.

B Grade

Proprietary v Risdon - Globe

The Panthers sit just outside the top four in the B grade but a win against the Tigers will see them replace the Tigers in the top four.  The Panthers key players are Cory Stephenson, Adam Conradi, Sean Grieg and Kane Daws. For the Tigers Andrew Haren, Leigh Hajisavva, Peter Reed and Vittorio Ciampi are the keys with bat and ball.  The Tigers in what should be a good game.

Warnertown v Port Germein – Port

The Wombats meet the red hot Sharks on Saturday morning at Port Oval on Saturday morning.  Dylan Brooks, Matt Taylor, Luke Patterson, Jordan Fuller and Trent Davidson and the Wombats better players.  The Sharks do not seem to have a weakness. Lachie Pole, Damien Wauchope, Cam Hoare, Jeff Twigden, Mack Brentson and Dwayne Freeman always perform when required.

South Port v Wandearah – Complex 1

The Pirates may sit bottom but they are only a couple of matches outside the top four and a win this week will help their chances of making the finals.  The Pirates best players are Rohan Benson, Tyson Fetherstonhaugh, Telea Alofa and Rafaqat Ali. Dean Anderson from the Rams leads the B grade bowling with 15 wickets but has had a lean stretch of late.  Dwain Sedunary, Luke Davis, Nelson Ferme and Kynan Crouch form the core of the Rams side. The Rams should win.