Lad­der lead­ers too good for Mariners

Pinjarra Murray Times - - SPORT -

ROCK­ING­HAM-Mandurah found the step up in class too much as Clare­mont-Ned­lands showed why it is the only un­de­feated side in West­ern Aus­tralian Pre­mier Cricket.

The Mariners reg­is­tered wins in sec­onds and ju­niors as they look to Satur­day’s fix­tures against South Perth.

At Cress­well Park, the Tigers made 368 in re­sponse to Rock­ing­ham-Mandurah’s 254 on day one.

Adam France (1-62) claimed a wicket with­out the home side adding to their stumps score of 0-42 and when Joel Mar­ion bowled for­mer Mariner Ja­cob Whiteaker at 3-95, the game was up for grabs.

But Clare­mont-Ned­lands found part­ner­ships of 68 for the fourth wicket and 93 for the sixth wicket to over­take the tar­get for a fifth straight win to start the sea­son.

Jor­dan Clark high­lighted his po­ten­tial with 4-93 from 21 overs.

Sec­ond grade put on a dy­namic bat­ting dis­play in a chas­ing down Clare­mon­tNed­lands’ 8-304. En­ter­ing the fray at 5-169, Eric Botha dis­patched Tigers bowlers to all parts of Lark Hill with 113, stud­ded with 13 bound­aries and four sixes.

Cap­tain Nick Wil­lis and Botha put on 167 for the sixth wicket, as Wil­lis struck a crisp 83 in a to­tal of 9-385.

Third and fourth grade were de­feated by the Tigers and are yet to record a win.

Young spin­ner Matthew Lan­g­ley (5-52) was the shin­ing light in fourth grade’s out­right loss, claim­ing all five wick­ets in Clare­mon­tNed­lands’ 5-257, who rolled the Mariners for 116 and 139.

Un­der 17s boys were just two wick­ets short of an out­right vic­tory after dom­i­nat­ing both days of their match with Clare­mont-Ned­lands.

Kai Har­ri­son top-scored with 38 in the Mariners’ 9-157 and snared 2-8 as Clare­mont hung on at 8-80 in its sec­ond in­nings.

Un­der 15s went down by 48 runs, bowled out for 103 chas­ing the Tigers 151.

Corey Wasley took bowl­ing con­fi­dence from this game, claim­ing 3-18, be­fore mak­ing a cen­tury in Un­der 13s’ big win over Melville the next day. The num­ber three blazed 103 from 115 balls.

The fine Sun­day af­ter­noon was com­pleted at Tomp­kins Park for Rock­ing­ham-Mandurah, who won in the Un­der 14s as well.

Louisa Hog­a­rth crashed 50 from 43 balls but the Mariners went down in an Un­der 18s thriller against Mid­land-Guild­ford. Rock­ing­ham-Mandurah got to 7-110 in the T20 match but the vis­i­tors eclipsed them for 5-112.

The fe­male se­niors found Melville too good in their clash last Sun­day at Lark Hill. The vis­i­tors made 5-128 from 20 overs and Rock­ing­ham-Mandurah never threat­ened with 8-57.

Joe Sarsero

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