De­mons at­tack lacks fire in league loss

Southern Gazette (Belmont) - - COMMUNITY CLASSIFIEDS | SPORT -

PERTH went in to day two of its fix­ture against Su­bi­aco Floreat on Satur­day with rea­son­able hopes of se­cur­ing vic­tory, de­fend­ing 298 at Floreat Park Oval.

But the De­mons could not get the reg­u­lar back-to-back wick­ets needed to put the op­po­si­tion on the back foot.

Re­cent Western War­riors debu­tant An­drew Holder’s un­beaten cen­tury and strong mid­dle-or­der sup­port saw Su­bi­aco Floreat win com­fort­ably.

Se­cond grade took the game to the wire in a thriller.

Need­ing 132 to win, the last pair of Akash Fotedar and Gijs Kroe­sen saw Perth home af­ter join­ing at 9 for 120.

Cap­tain Bron­son Chabros scored 39 ear­lier in the match.

Fourth grade took first in­nings hon­ours but sur­ren­dered an out­right loss with an­other poor bat­ting ef­fort.

Ku­nal Mishra took 6-50 to bowl Su­bi­aco Floreat out for 117, be­fore Perth col­lapsed in its se­cond in­nings to be all out for 88, leav­ing an easy tar­get.

On Sun­day, Perth was elim­i­nated from the Premier T20 Com­pe­ti­tion.

A bril­liant open­ing stand of 131 be­tween Jonathan Wells (80) and Ja­cob Snad­den (50) helped the De­mons post a com­pet­i­tive to­tal of 155.

Fre­man­tle made a fast start from the first ball and kept its run rate up through­out, win­ning in the fi­nal over.

Wells rounded a good day with two wick­ets bowl­ing leg-spin.

There was bet­ter news for the colts, who sit atop group A and go through to the semi-fi­nals.

Perth made a mod­est 111, (Adam Di­sisto 43) but stran­gled Fre­man­tle to be all out for 90 with all the bowlers con­tribut­ing in a good team ef­fort.

Perth face neigh­bour South Perth next Satur­day, with first and third grade games at Fletcher Park.

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