Tav­ern­ers in con­trol

Pilbara News - - Sport - Pe­ter de Krui­jff

Dampier Tav­ern­ers pulled them­selves into the top two along­side Kar­ratha Kats, who are one round ahead of the rest of the West Pil­bara Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion Twenty20 com­pe­ti­tion.

Tav­ern­ers faced the Kats on Fri­day night at Mil­lars Well Oval and chased down a small to­tal of 84 with two overs to spare.

Dampier bowlers Scott Stu­art (214) and David Gun­son (2-14) kept the Kats bat­ting at­tack hon­est.

Kats opener Pat Richards fell for 13 to Stu­art when caught be­hind by Andy Lee.

Bray­den Lee set­tled the game for Kats with a sharp 35 but it was Gun­son with the break­through.

Chas­ing 85 to win, the pa­tience of Tav­ern­ers paid div­i­dends as they only lost one wicket on their way to vic­tory.

Matthew Ains­bury made match-win­ning 52 not out.

Rec Club nabbed their first win of the com­pe­ti­tion against the Pegs Creek Crabs.

Daniel Carse en­trenched him­self for Crabs, hit­ting a cou­ple of bound­aries on his way to 55.

But no one was able to hang around long with Carse.

The wick­ets came thick and fast but the squad made it through all

a 20 overs to post a de­cent 8-129.

Matt Smith (2-15), Shane Miles (2-20) and Stan Begg (2-14), were the pick of Rec Club’s bowlers.

In re­ply, Rec Club lost three quick wick­ets but Miles stood up, hit­ting 31.

He built a match-win­ning part­ner­ship with Steve Boyce who was 75 not out as they made 7-131.

In the other matches, Wick­ham re­main win­less af­ter los­ing to Baynton Lions in Wick­ham when the lat­ter chased down 88 on Satur­day. An early round five game was also played on Satur­day, with the Kar­ratha Kats beat­ing the Pegs Creek Crabs to­tal of 112 by two runs.

Pic­ture: Pe­ter de Krui­jff

Peg’s Creek Crabs’ Paul Mar­ion scored eight runs be­fore he was caught.

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