Cen­turies set up good re­sults

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SER­PEN­TINE Jarrahdale Blues first grade side was forced to bat­tle hard in day one of its South Metropoli­tan Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion clash with Bic­ton-At­tadale.

De­spite a strong start, a mid­dle-or­der col­lapse scup­pered chances of a de­cent score be­fore regrouping slightly to fin­ish on 162.

Kevin Fran­cis (36) and Damian Leipold (52) car­ried the Blues to 1-70, be­fore they crum­bled to 6-82 shortly af­ter­wards.

Sa­muel Merema’s 33 helped them to a re­spectable to­tal, but they will face an up­hill bat­tle to pro­tect their lead next week.

A su­perb bat­ting per­for­mance, capped by a cen­tury to Ian Wood, has set up a good re­sult for SJ’s third grade side halfway through their two-day clash.

Strong show­ings from the top or­der car­ried them to 4-155, be­fore Wood took over and smashed 10 fours and six sixes from just 76 balls to fin­ish on 114 and help carry them to 343 by the day’s end.

SJ’s 1C side was soundly beaten by a ram­pant Wil­let­ton in their one-day clash af­ter Wil­let­ton made 3-237 from its 40 overs.

Bren­don Kelly was the bright spot with the ball for the Blues thanks to a tidy 3-35, but they could not get any­where close to their op­po­nents in the run chase and found them­selves bowled out for just 79.

Mean­while, the sixth grade out­fit trav­elled to Piara Waters to be­gin its two-day clash and set its op­po­nents a com­mand­ing to­tal of 328 for vic­tory.

They were helped by Glenn Tun­stall’s cen­tury, in which he hit 13 fours and four sixes on his way to 117.

He was ably as­sisted by Neil Bartlett (40) and Jamie Glee­son (54) as the Blues set Piara Waters a com­mand­ing to­tal.

Ian Wood in his cen­tury knock.

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