Stephen Doheny followed up his 49* from last weekend to record his first half century of the season this Saturday, scoring a patient 64(129) in just under 3 hours, as Randwick Petersham 2s finished on 308 in their 2 day game against Gordon. Their opponents finished the day on 11/0, and play resumes next weekend.
Neil Rock recorded his second half century of the weekend for Mount Lawley 2s last Sunday, following up his 55 from the previous day (in last week’s report) with a top-scoring 70 the following day, as they beat Rockingham Mandurah by 42 runs. He had less luck today (Saturday), going for 4 runs (only one of their top 6 making double figures) as they were dismissed for 110, chasing the target of 204 set for them by Wanneroo.
Ross Allen’s Centrals were unlucky this weekend, losing to Trafalgar on DLS. In the first innings, Allen bowled a very economical 1-26 in his 10 overs, as they restricted Trafalgar to 182/3 in 50 overs. However, in they 28 overs they had at their disposal, they fell 5 runs short of their opponents’ adjusted score, on 83/3, Allen making 15 runs batting at 2.
Will Smale’s Sydney CC 3s began their 2 day game against Eastern Suburbs on Saturday. ES made 239 ao, with the young wicket-keeper taking 4 catches (including the 2 openers), and Sydney finished the day on 8/1 after 3 overs.
There are also excellent starts to the Australian season for the young Fox Lodge players on tour, where Mollie Devine is playing for Parkfield cricket club and the two Adams (Walker & Boyd) are lining out for Buckley Ridges. This week, Adam Walker took 4-18 off 8 overs and Adam Boyd 2-15 off 12 overs. Best figures of the lot were from Mollie, striking her way to a quickfire 67 also picking up 2 wickets.
And finally, former Irish international Sean Terry’s Melville lost by 7 wickets to Joondaloop in WA’s 1st grade this weekend, but he made 76 of his side’s 217 runs.
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