Fighting shot for Perth minor premiership
PERTH has a fighting chance of keeping alive its Premier Cricket minor premiership hopes after an eventful first day against leaders Rockingham-Mandurah at Fletcher Park on Saturday.
In the penultimate round of the regular season, Jonathan Wells played a lone hand, scoring a halfcentury as Perth was bundled out for 150 after winning the toss.
Josh Nicholas renewed hope for the Demons, taking a five-wicket haul to reduce the Mariners to 6102.
Perth needs to defeat the Mariners to have any hope of fin- ishing top, with 11 points currently separating the two clubs.
South Perth struggled for regular partnerships as it was bundled out for 170 against Claremont-Nedlands at Richardson Park, but Hilton Cartwright produced a brilliant late spell to offer hope.
Hugh Brown top scored with 52, while Nick Mitchell scored a patient 38.
Cartwright did late damage with the ball, reducing the Tigers to 3-27.
The WA all-rounder took 3-12 in five overs to push the game back into the Sky Blues’ favour.
Jonathan Wells had a half-century.