Rice bowls over rivals
ARMADALE Cricket Club’s first grade side easily accounted for East Fremantle in their South Metropolitan Cricket Association clash at Preston Point.
Chasing 210 for victory, East Fremantle resumed at 4-32 and slipped into a deeper hole as Mark Rice (3-37) and Damian Carroll (2-16) helped reduce them to 7-81.
A strong performance from the tail end saved their blushes slightly, but the hosts still finished all out for 136 as Armadale claimed victory, before Jake Forsyth (49 not out) and Rylan Arms (42) helped them to a second innings total of 5109.
The third grade side suffered a heavy defeat against their East Fremantle counterparts, who made 5-269 last week.
Armadale could manage only 91, with David Jardine the best of the batsmen with 26.
East Freo finished the second innings on 6120, while Ainsley Noronha (3-44) was Armadale’s best bowler.
The sixth grade team also suffered a crushing outright loss against Maddington after making only 91 last week.
Maddington resumed the day three wickets down with a small lead but worked their way up to 9-210 before declaration, despite Antony Fedele’s 5-68.
In the second dig Armadale got off to a bright start thanks to Jason Morris (25), only for a huge collapse to see them crumble from 0-37 to all out for 77.
Armadale’s One A side suffered their first loss of the season against Thornlie, who opted to bat first.
Asim Mehmood (3-32) was on fire early as Thornlie dropped to 3-49, but they regrouped to reach a solid 8-206.
In reply, Armadale fell to 3-29 early before Waqas Khan (47) and Asim Mehmood (32) got them back on track, but their departures left the side wobbling at 5-116.
Raebern D’Sylva (24) and Ash Starling (23) batted strongly to rescue hope, but a lower order collapse sealed their fate as the finished all out for 168.