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