Duffield does it all with bat and ball

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - SPORT -

PERTH pro­gressed to the Premier Cricket semi-fi­nals af­ter a man-of-the-match per­for­mance by Ryan Duffield on Sun­day.

The Demons proved too good for reign­ing pre­miers Joon­dalup in their two-day elim­i­na­tion fi­nal at Fletcher Park over the week­end.

The tri­umph means Perth will face mi­nor pre­miers Rockingham-Man­durah at Lark Hill in the semi-fi­nal next week­end.

They may also be boosted by the pres­ence of fast bowler Josh Ni­cholas, who was un­avail­able against Joon­dalup due to WA duty.

Bat­ting first, Perth started in promis­ing fash­ion af­ter reach­ing 2-91 early on in their in­nings.

Jonathan Wells (46) and Dain More­ton (33) com­bined early, be­fore a col­lapse halted Perth’s mo­men­tum.

At 7-164, Perth was in all sorts of trou­ble be­fore Duffield ham­mered 72, to lead his side to 268. In re­ply, Joon­dalup were bowled out for 225.

Duffield com­pleted his in­cred­i­ble game with 4-72, while Michael Grzinic took three wick­ets.

Ja­cob Van Galen was the other mul­ti­ple wicket taker.

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