Perth sur­ren­ders top spot

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - SPORT -

PERTH’s sea­son was rocked by back-to-back losses over the week­end to Gos­nells and Mt Law­ley, with the side los­ing its place at the top of the Premier Cricket ta­ble.

There was a dou­ble-round fix­ture over the week­end fol­low­ing the two-week Premier Cricket hia­tus over the Christ­mas pe­riod.

On Satur­day, Perth set Gos­nells 202 to win, with Jake Lewis (41n.o.) and Sean Roberts (58n.o.) lead­ing the charge at Sutherlands Park.

Roberts then took two wick­ets but it wasn’t enough, as Gos­nells chased the to­tal for eight down.

Perth then went down in dra­matic fash­ion on Sun­day at Fletcher Park, with Mount Law­ley man­ag­ing a three-run vic­tory.

Luke Jury smashed 56 but it wasn’t enough for his side.

Mean­while, South Perth is stuck to the bot­tom of the ta­ble af­ter a tough week­end of fix­tures.

Scar­bor­ough nar­rowly beat the Sky Blues on Satur­day, de­spite the per­for­mance of Ja­cob Mulder, who took 5-21.

Dar­ius D’Silva man­aged 47 in the 16-run loss.

Wil­let­ton then ham­mered the Sky Blues on Sun­day by eight wick­ets, with South Perth only man­ag­ing 92 all out at Richard­son Park.

Next round, South Perth hosts Fre­man­tle and Perth goes to Scar­bor­ough from 11am on Satur­day.

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