Led­ing­ham cel­e­brates in style

Comment News (Armadale) - - Sport -

THORN­LIE Lions Cricket Club en­joyed mixed for­tunes over the week­end in its South Metropoli­tan Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion fix­tures.

Fourth grade trav­elled to Cock­burn for its two-day game and ini­tially strug­gled with the ball as its op­po­nents reached 106 runs be­fore los­ing a wicket.

Good bowl­ing from Mark Ur­bas (2-36) and young­ster Cur­tis Holmes (5-45) helped trig­ger a mini-col­lapse be­fore Cock­burn fought back to reach 223 all out.

In re­sponse, the Lions crum­bled late in the day, fall­ing to 3-24 at stumps.

Thorn­lie’s 1A team fared bet­ter, bat­ting first against Safety Bay and fin­ish­ing on a com­mend­able 250.

Dan So­lari’s 87, which in­cluded nine sixes and six fours, and Jack Horner’s 50 set up the large to­tal, be­fore the bowlers ripped through Safety Bay’s bats­men to dis­miss them for 149. In his 300th game, Paul Led­ing­ham fin­ished with 3-41 as the pick of the bowlers.

The 1D side fell to a strong South Ber­tram Dis­tricts side in its one day clash, with Scott Cooper’s 37 the high point of their 158 runs.

The team re­grouped well and looked to have the up­per hand when it re­duced Ber­tram to 5-56, but strug­gled to break down Ber­tram’s middle and lower or­der as it even­tu­ally cruised to 219 in re­ply.

Thorn­lie’s 1F side rounded off the day with a com­pre­hen­sive win, claim­ing vic­tory over Phoenix.

It held its op­po­nents to 7-99 in 35 overs, with Hay­den Ma­her (2-19) the Lions’ best bowler.

In re­sponse, Mike Ir­win (34) and Calvin Ri­d­ley (30) steered Thorn­lie to 126, enough for vic­tory.

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