South Perth the real deal
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.