Proprietary v South Port – Globe
The Panthers got home after a big scare against the Pirates.
The Panthers were going okay with the bat at 1/48 before losing 9/51 to be bowled out for 99. Tate Bradley (33) and Fraser Wyatt (28 not out) made over half the Panthers score.
Rob Anderson had a day out with the ball taking 5/1 from 7.4 overs including six maidens.
The Pirates seemed headed for victory at 3/65 in reply before losing 7/3 to be bowled out for 68. Mitch Alchin top scored for the Pirates making 33.
Cam Pine (4/2) and Tate Bradley (3/7) did the damage with the ball for the Panthers.
Wandearah v Solomontown-North – Port
The Rams defeated the Cats by 57 runs to secure top spot at Port on Saturday.
The Rams scored 6/164 from their 42 overs. Stevie Athanasos (44) and Nelson Ferme (42) were the best with the bat for the Rams.
Nick Hill bowled well for the Cats taking 3/21 from nine overs. Ben Brown, Adam Johnson and Lee Nash all claimed one wicket each for the Cats.
In reply the Cats were bowled out for 107 in the 40th over. Lee Nash top scored making 21. Scott McIntyre was the next best with the bat making 19.
Marc Congdon took 3/11 for the Rams. Jack Dickeson, Todd Baker and Andrew Congdon all claimed two wickets each.
Proprietary v Warnertown – Globe
The Wombats won a thriller over the Panthers at Globe Oval. The Panthers made 4/114 in their 35 overs with Austin Waters making 30 not out. The Wombats had four bowlers take one wicket each. The Wombats passed the required runs with one wicket and three balls to spare. Matt Taylor top scored for the Wombats making 38. Adam Conradi was the best with the ball for the Panthers taking 4/14.
Port Germein v Wandearah – Complex 1
The Sharks had a comfortable 103 run win over the Rams at Complex 1. Dan Pine made 63 out of the Sharks total of 150. Dwain Sedunary led the way for the Rams taking 4/24. The Rams were bowled out for 47 with Luke Davis making 20. Mack Brentson (4/12) and Cody Bray (3/16) combined to destroy the Rams batting line up.
South Port v Risdon – Complex 2
The Pirates put in a good performance against the second placed Tigers but lost by six wickets. The Pirates posted a competitive 4/138 from 35 overs with Chase Warne top scoring making 55. Andrew Thorsteinsen claimed 3/26 for the Tigers. The Tigers made the required runs in the 25th over with Vittorio Ciampi making 44 not out. Chase Warne claimed 2/13 for the Pirates.
Solomontown-North v Proprietary – Globe
The Cats meet the Panthers on Saturday needing to win to keep their double chance hopes alive.
Ben Brown (24) and Scott McIntyre (17) have taken the majority of the Cats wickets so far this season. Adam Johnson, Nick Hill, Lee Nash and James Pavlich are good bowlers that will need to do more with the ball. Olly Cosmai has scored 307 runs this season to be the leading run scorer for the Cats. Scott McIntyre, Ben Brown and Bear Moore are more than handy with the bat.
The Panthers have five of the top ten run scorers this season so far in Reece Fowler, Randall Wyatt, Fraser Wyatt, Peter Bessen and Tate Bradley. Cam Pine has claimed 20 wickets so far this season and leads the Panthers wicket takers. Fraser Wyatt, Reece Fowler, Randall Wyatt, Tyler Thorpe and Westley Wyatt round out a very good attack.
This will be a great game but I think the Panthers will secure the double chance this week.
South Port v Wandearah – Port
The Pirates had their best game with the ball last week and will be looking to push the Rams this week.
Rob Anderson was sensational with the ball last week taking 5/1. If he can perform again and Ian Eberhard, Michael Ashman and David Shahzad can bowl well they could be a chance. Mitch Alchin, James Congdon and Rob Anderson are the top three run scorers for the Pirates this season so far.
Matt Thornton (498) and Jack Dickeson (260) sit number one and three on the A grade run list with two matches remaining. Stevie Athanasos top scored last week and will hope for runs again this week. The Congdon brothers Marc and Andrew have both claimed 21 wickets so far this season. The other key bowlers for the Rams are Matt Thornton, Todd Baker, Damien Rhodes and Jack Dickeson.
The Rams should win but if the Pirates can bowl like they did last week they will be a big chance.
Warnertown v Port Germein – Complex 2
The Wombats face the Sharks at Complex 2 with a chance of securing their finals spot. The Wombats key players are Dylan Brooks, Kane Wallace, Matt Taylor, Nigel Anderson and Luke Patterson. The Sharks have the top three run scorers in the B grade comp this season in Dan Pine, Damien Wauchope and Dwayne Freeman. The Sharks also have the top two wicket takers in Mack Brentson and Lachie Pole. The Sharks to win.
South Port v Wandearah – Port
The Pirates could end the Rams season if the manage to beat them on Saturday when they meet at Port oval. Chase Warne led the way with bat and ball for the Pirates last week and will hope to produce again this week. Rohan Benson and Tyson Fetherstonhaugh are the other key players for the Pirates.
Dwain Sedunary, Luke Davis, Nelson Ferme, Rob Jeffries and Dean Anderson will need to lead the Rams well this week to keep their finals chances alive. The Rams in a close contest.
Risdon v Proprietary – Complex 1
This is another finals shaping contest as the Panthers could drop out of the top four with a loss to the Tigers. The Tigers key players are Leigh Hajisavva, Peter Reed, Andrew Haren, Lachlan McAuliffe and Vittorio Ciampi.
The Panthers have been well served by Cory Stephenson, Chris Murolo, Adam Conradi, Kane Daws and Michael Waters so far this season. This should be a great contest and I think the Tigers in what will hopefully be a great game.