Duffield gets De­mons home in thriller

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Sport -

NEW re­cruit Ryan Duffield bat­ted Perth Cricket Club to vic­tory again, while South Perth are still search­ing for their first win af­ter Satur­day’s Round Two fix­tures in the Pre­mier Cricket Com­pe­ti­tion.

Perth tri­umphed in a thrilling run chase over Melville by three wick­ets at Fletcher Park, Carlisle.

Duffield, who crossed from Melville to Perth in the off-sea­son af­ter a stint in England, failed to fire with the ball but re­sponded with the bat.

Chas­ing 209 for vic­tory, the De­mons were reel­ing at 7-128, be­fore Duffield com­piled a crit­i­cal 49 not out from 44 de­liv­er­ies.

He re­ceived good sup­port from Shreyans Jain, who added 26 not out, as the pair put on 83 runs for the eighth wicket.

South Perth lost by three wick­ets to Bayswa­ter-Morley at Richard­son Park on Satur­day.

Cap­tain Hugh Brown led with 67 for the Sky Blues be­fore some late-or­der hit­ting got the home side to a de­cent score of 7-205.

Si­mon Rin­grose took 4-40 from 10 overs but the Bears reached the to­tal in the last over.

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