South Perth the real deal

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - SPORT -

SOUTH Perth re­main a Premier Cricket pre­mier­ship bolter af­ter a re­sound­ing vic­tory over Wil­let­ton at Bur­ren­dah Re­serve on Satur­day.

The re­sult leaves the Sky Blues firmly in the top four af­ter Round Six of Premier Cricket and hav­ing claimed the scalp of a gen­uine con­tender.

English­man Rob Jones fol­lowed his 67 with 3-25 to lead his side to a 28-run vic­tory.

Chas­ing South Perth’s 258, the Dragons fell to 5-97 early and looked in real trou­ble be­fore Kallen Bond res­ur­rected the in­nings.

Bond made 97, com­bin­ing with Brennan Wil­son (47) to get their side within touch­ing dis­tance, be­fore be­ing dra­mat­i­cally run out by Ja­cob Mul­der as Wil­let­ton were even­tu­ally bowled out for 230.

Perth over­came Gos­nells at Suther­lands Park on Satur­day to record their sec­ond two-day vic­tory on the trot.

Led by West­ern War­rior Josh Ni­cholas’ spell of 3-34, Perth man­aged to de­fend their im­pos­ing first-in­nings to­tal of 6-308 on day two of their Premier Cricket clash.

On a grind­ing day of cricket, the Perth at­tack kept up the pres­sure, Liam Guthrie snar­ing three wick­ets.

Young English­man Ben Mike took a stun­ning 8-27 to spark Perth’s Sec­ond Grade side to an out­right thump­ing of Gos­nells at Fletcher Park.

Hav­ing al­ready taken firstin­nings points, Mike’s as­ton­ish­ing spell routed Gos­nells for 53 in their sec­ond in­nings.

Brad Gar­land com­piled a match-win­ning 102 in Third Grade, with able sup­port from Isaac Townsend (96n.o.) and Bron­son Chabros (79n.o.) Perth put the Gos­nells at­tack to the sword to record an im­pres­sive vic­tory.

Young star Con­nor Smith amassed a bril­liant 139n.o. for the un­der-17s.

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