Rec Club romp in to secure second
Rec Club romped to a seven-wicket victory over Pegs Creek Crabs to secure second spot on the ladder in the 40-over format.
Having been sent out to field, Rec Club dismissed the top half of Pegs Creek’s order for just 57.
Brendan Kuiper starred with 330 from six overs, backed up by Jacob Innamorati, who claimed 220 from four.
Branden Wright (26) put the Crabs into triple figures before being the final wicket to fall with the score at 112.
After a good haul with the ball, Kuiper (58) wasted no time in the run chase, combining with Wayne Hourquebie (49 not out) for a 100run stand.
It was the Crabs’ seventh loss this season and leaves them needing a miracle in the final round to make the finals.
The Baynton Lions’ finals hopes were dealt a blow after going down to Wickham in Wickham.
The Lions posted 128, stifled by a career-best 5-36 for Paul Du Ponte.
While Wickham’s batsmen also failed to fire, the Lions were penalised with 38 extras, including 19 no-balls.
Wickham won the match with four wickets and 10 overs to spare.
Both teams are now locked on 12 points, vying for the final spot in the top four with one round to go.
In Millars Well, the Kats came a step closer to a perfect season with a seven-wicket win over Dampier.
The Taverners’ chose to bat first but lost key wickets early to slump to 4-31.
Lachlan Napier (4-37) was the pick of the bowlers as the Kats finished the Taverners off for 144.
With bat in hand, Corey Rutgers (75) continued his impressive season, now averaging 65.33 with almost 200 runs from four matches.
Rutgers combined with Brett Pilling (54) to see the Kats home with eight overs to spare.
Rec Club’s Richard Anderson with a safe pair of hands.