Kats claim 40-over crown
Karratha Kats claimed the 40-over cricket competition title after an emphatic seven-wicket mauling of the Baynton Lions at the weekend.
The Lions were sent in to bat by the Kats and were off to a poor start, losing their top three batsmen with 10 runs on the board.
The misery continued for the Lions, with Michael James (5-7) ripping through the top and middle order, claiming his haul in just five overs.
Leading run scorer for the season, Mohammed Khan, was the only Lions player to make double figures, scoring 10 to bring his impressive season total to 557.
James and George Du Preez (315) breezed through the tail as the Lions crumbled to be all out for just 46 in 17 overs.
The Kats wasted no time chasing down the small total, with star batsmen Corey Rutgers blasting 25
five-wicket from just 20 deliveries. Rutgers was bowled by Ali Hassan (2-10) chasing quick runs, but the damage was done as the Kats cruised to 3-47 in the 11th over.
It capped a remarkable season for the Kats, who went through the season undefeated after also winning the Twenty20 tournament earlier in the year.
James ended the season as the leading wicket-taker with 27 scalps at a miserly 2.8 runs per over, including the five-wicket final haul.
Leon Silvio and Nino Sturgeon both featured in the top 10 bowlers for the season.
Rutgers ended his season with an impressive average of 55.83, having scored 335 runs in seven regular season games.
Patrick Richards, Mitchell Inglis and Geoff Spence were all included in the top 10 bastmen list, with more than 200 runs each.
The Lions made the finals in both formats in their first season together as a team.
Karratha Kats remained undefeated, taking the WPCA 40-over trophy home after the grand final on Saturday.