Kats’ win sends them to finals
The Karratha Kats and Dampier Taverners will square off in the 40over cricket finals next weekend after both secured comfortable wins over their opponents in the semifinals.
The Kats hosted Pegs Creek in Millars Well and romped to a 44-run win thanks to a miserly bowling performance.
Cameron Nowotny (3-20), Michael James (2-10) and Brendon Blizzard (226) helped bowl the Crabs out for 99 in the 30th over chasing down 143.
George Du Preez and Leon Silvio each chipped in with a wicket as well.
It was the Crabs who won the toss and sent the Kats in to bat.
Geoff Spence (17) and Brayden Lee (59) put on 59 for the opening partnership, but from there the Crabs bowlers got on top, preventing the home side from forming any partnerships.
It seemed 143 was a gettable target, but a slow outfield and tight bowling from the Kats won the day and sent the reigning premiers to the final.
Out at Windy Ridge, Wickham opted to bat first against the Dampier Taverners but failed to click into gear.
The Warriors were skittled for 77 in the 30th over, Mark Saunders (4-12) and Daniel Harding (3-17) doing the bulk of the damage with the ball.
In reply, the Taverners lost three early wickets, but Bradley Goes (29no) and Paul Rowe (24no) saw the home side fall over the line comfortable inside 20 overs.
The Taverners have been defeated by the Kats both times so far this season.
Crabs’ batsman Jordan Perkusich.