Melville in easy first-in­nings win

Comment News (Armadale) - - Sport -

MELVILLE have cruised to a first-in­nings vic­tory over Gos­nells af­ter a dom­i­nant two-day per­for­mance at Suther­lands Park on Satur­day.

Start­ing the day at 4-99, Gos­nells were able to strike early, tak­ing three wick­ets in the blink of an eye to have the Storm strug­gling on 7-109.

Some late-in­nings hero­ics from Mark Turner and Ryan Duffield saw Melville storm past Gos­nells’ to­tal with a 74-run eighth-wicket part­ner­ship that helped se­cure a first-in­nings vic­tory.

Turner and the Storm con­tin­ued to dis­patch the ball to all ar­eas of the ground, even­tu­ally declar­ing at 9-225 af­ter Turner’s won­der­ful un­beaten 66, in an at­tempt to claim an out­right vic­tory.

Gos­nells posted 164 in the sec­ond in­nings off the back of Jonathon Crowe (51) and Ben Green (40) scor­ing the bulk of the runs.

Ryan Duffield con­tin­ued to frus­trate Gos­nells, tak­ing 3-30 af­ter tak­ing 3-28 in the first in­nings. With a small tar­get to chase down for out­right vic­tory, Melville sim­ply ran out of time, fall­ing short of Gos­nells at 5-68.

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