Wick­ham se­cure top lad­der spot

Pilbara News - - Sports - Tom Zaun­mayr

A blis­ter­ing half-cen­tury from opener Matthew Nowotny has put Wick­ham clear at the top of the ta­ble af­ter four rounds of the West Pil­bara Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion 40 over com­pe­ti­tion.

Nowotny knocked an un­beaten 63 to guide Wick­ham to a three­wicket win over the Bayn­ton Li­ons with two overs to spare.

He was aided by handy mid­dle or­der cameos from Craig Nunn (39) and Lach­lan Smith (28) as Wick­ham con­signed the vis­i­tors to the bot­tom of the ta­ble.

Nunn was handy with the ball too, claim­ing 4/5 off eight overs to rip through the Li­ons’ mid­dle or­der and re­strict them to 160.

The Kar­ratha Kats scored a sixwicket vic­tory at Windy Ridge over Dampier off the back of a 50 on de­but for Bernard Atkin.

The Kats reached 4/111 af­ter bowl­ing the Tav­ern­ers out in the 29th over. Corey Rut­gers was the pick of the bowlers for the Kats, claim­ing two wick­ets and not con­ced­ing a sin­gle run.

Shane Gray also claimed a twofor in his two over spell.

In Bul­garra, the Rec Club chased down the Pegs Creek Crabs’ 148run to­tal in 37 overs. Ja­cob In­namorati (3/35) and Ja­cob Hill (3/33) both claimed three wick­ets for the Rec Club be­fore Bren­don Kuiper (77no) did the dam­age with the bat.

Wick­ham sit clear at the top of the ta­ble with the Kats, Crabs and Tav­ern­ers all jostling for the rest of the play-off po­si­tions.

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