Ovens in hot form for South Perth

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - SPORT -

HON­OURS are even in the game of the round be­tween South Perth and Joon­dalup, with the first ses­sion of day two shap­ing as cru­cial for both sides.

South Perth posted 232 be­fore be­ing bowled out, with Trent Ovens re­turn­ing to form with 76 at the top of the or­der.

Rob Jones scored his sec­ond half-cen­tury in a row, but all other bats­men struggled to build a big score.

Clint Hinch­liffe took ex­cel­lent fig­ures of 3-21, while James Boy­land took two wick­ets on his re­turn to the side.

Joon­dalup fin­ished 1-24 in re­ply, with Gar­rick Mor­gan not out on 15 and Hinch­liffe on three.

In Sun­day’s Premier Cricket T20 match, Su­bi­aco Floreat eas­ily ac­counted for the Sky Blues by seven wick­ets at Floreat Park Oval.

In the Fe­male A-Grade T20 com­pe­ti­tion, Perth Scorchers duo Piepa Cleary (22 and 1-8) and Katie Hartshorn (2-13) warmed up for WBBL with im­pres­sive form as South Perth knocked off Univer­sity by three wick­ets at Richard­son Park.

Perth Cricket Club is look­ing to use its Round 7 fix­ture against Mt Law­ley at Breck­ler Park to con­sol­i­date its spot in the top six.

All of the top or­der got amongst the runs on the first day of the match, with half­cen­turies to Ja­cob Snad­den, Dain More­ton and Luke Jury.

Shre Jain played a late-in­nings cameo of 49n.o. to en­able Perth to fin­ish the day in a strong po­si­tion of 9-348.

Perth bats­man Ja­cob Snad­den scored a half­cen­tury against Mt Law­ley.

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