Kats make easy meal of Lions’ to­tal

Pilbara News - - Sport - Ali­cia Per­era

The first round of the West Pil­bara Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion’s Twenty20 Com­pe­ti­tion be­gan on Fri­day, de­spite the rain, which cur­tailed one of the games.

At Mil­lars Well Oval, Kar­ratha Kats had a com­fort­able win over Bayn­ton Lions in a re­match of last sea­son’s T20 grand fi­nal.

The Lions bat­ted first and it was slow go­ing in the wet con­di­tions, with few bound­aries scored.

But they did well to fin­ish at 7-111 af­ter their 20 overs.

Lead­ing the bat­ting ef­forts were Ishan Aran­dara (30), Vi­pan Ra­jput (20) and Anil Sharma (15).

Kats’ Michael James and Nino Stur­geon took four and two wick­ets re­spec­tively.

But the Kats dom­i­nated dur­ing their turn at bat, chas­ing down the score with­out los­ing a wicket.

Cameron Nowotny (47) and Corey Rut­gers (56) worked skil­fully to­gether and were un­fazed by the Lions’ bowl­ing. They scored a hand­ful of bound­aries but most of their runs were made work­ing the ball around the field.

Dampier Tav­ern­ers de­feated the Rec Club in their game at Bul­garra Oval.

The sched­uled Pegs Creek Crabs and Wickham match was rained out and recorded as a draw.

Pic­ture: Ali­cia Per­era

Lions’ Vi­pan Ra­jput takes a swing as Kats’ Jack­son Davey keeps wicket.

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