Preston played Endeavour Hill in a 45-over game today, with Eoghan Delany dominating their 204-7, with an unbeaten 86*, Fionn Hand also contributing 7 runs. Delany's haul of 631 runs at an average of 63.1 is the best at the club for over a decade.
Their opponents reached their target with 7 balls to spare, for a 5 wicket win, Hand taking 1-44 in his 8.5 overs, along with a catch.
Sean Terry played two (well, one and a half) games since last week’s round-up for Melville. On Sunday evening, they played in their Statewide T20 Grand Final in Western Australia against WA Indigenous XI. In the first innings, they dismissed their opponents for 82 after 18.3 overs, and while Terry fell for 5(10), they prevailed, with a 5-wicket victory, reaching their target after 13.4 overs.
Today, they completed their 2-day game against Mount Lawley, dismissing their opponents for 99 runs for an outright win, not requiring Terry et al to bat again.
Nathan Smith’s Northern District drew an (apparently weather shortened) 2-day game with Randwick Petersham today. In the first innings, the Randy Petes (I’m assured that really is their nickname…) declared on 216-5 after 73 overs, Smith taking 2-44 in his 18 overs. In reply, Northerns ended the day after 48 overs on 190-9 (Smith going for 0).
Jacob Mulder completed his 2-day 2nd Grade game for South perth today, and hopefully his all-round performance will see him back up in 1st Grade before long. You may recall that he top scored in the first innings last week with 30 of their 120 runs against Scarborough. In the 2nd innings, he took 1-22 in his 6.2 overs as Scarborough were dismissed for 196. Then, with the bat, he again top-scored for South Perth, this time with 39 of their 150 runs, and in the final innings, while Scarborough got over the line with 77-6, Mulder took 2-44 in his 6 overs.
Aaron Gillespie’s Albury played Lavington in a 50-over game today. In the first innings, Gillespie top-scored for his side with a patient 44(75), as his side finished on 184. Lavington reached their target in the 44th over, for a 6-wicket win.
Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin made his third half-century of the season in Central Coast First Grade, as his Lisarow side had a first innings win over Narara. Making 67(127) batting at 2, Cormac made the biggest contribution to their 198-7 over 50 overs, and Narara’s response saw them dismissed for 154 in 48.0 overs. He wasn’t finished, however, and in addition to taking a catch, he also bowled an over which went for 4 runs.
Aaron Wright’s Merbein South completed their 2 day game against Mildura West today. Wright made 14(40) in their 2nd innings, which was their top score as they reached 35-8, Mildura ending the game as outright winners.
Diarmuid Burke had a successful return from injury with his first bowling after a month out. The young left-armer took 2-30 in his 9 overs as his Scarborough u15 side beat South Perth.
A late scorecard from last week. Sophie MacMahon played a big part in Gordon’s victory over St George Sutherland last Sunday. In the first innings, she took took 1-48 in her 9 overs and a catch as their opponents finished their 50 overs on 227-6, and in the second, she made a brisk 47 off 38 balls as Gordon reached their target after 46.2, for a 5-wicket victory.
In New Zealand, James Metcalfe and Jonathan Waite's Cadets side assured themselves a home Premiership semi-final with a tight two-wicket win against Greerton.
Greeton scored 198 all out, with Jonathan taking 1-20 in his five-over spell.
In reply, the Cadets got home in the 49th over, with James making 10 and Jonathan 4.
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