Mixed re­sults in back-to-back fix­tures

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - SPORT -

PERTH de­feated neigh­bours South Perth by 32 runs in Satur­day’s Premier Cricket derby in round 9.

The Premier Cricket sea­son re­sumed af­ter the two-week Christ­mas break with back-to-back one-day fix­tures on Satur­day and Sun­day in round 9 and 10.

Perth got the bet­ter of the Sky Blues on Satur­day, but went down to Su­bi­aco Floreat at Fletcher Park on Sun­day.

In reply, South Perth was dis­missed for 225 with Liam Guthrie cap­tur­ing 3-18.

South Perth bounced back from its loss to the Demons by tri­umph­ing over reign­ing pre­miers Rock­ing­ham-Man­durah at Lark Hill on Sun­day to end its run of three de­feats.

Af­ter hav­ing the vis­i­tors in strife at 6-44, they re­cov­ered to post 156.

Ja­cob Van Galen snared 4-29 for the Demons but Perth’s bat­ting fell apart and they were dis­missed for 81.

All Perth lower grade sides had wins over the week­end – a per­fect four wins from four games.

In the sec­ond grade, skip­per Paul Ni­cholas had a good all-round week­end which in­cluded 5-19 on Sun­day.

Young­ster Joel Curtis posted 73 in the fourth grade team’s win over South Perth.

On Satur­day, Eng­land Test player Tim Bres­nan de­buted for South Perth but it was an English young­ster on his re­turn to Premier Cricket who pro­vided the de­ci­sive con­tri­bu­tion in Do­minic Si­b­ley.

The for­mer Mid­landGuild­ford bats­man made 106n.o. from 110 balls to lift the Demons to 8-257 de­spite the pres­ence of Scorchers re­cruit Bres­nan.

In reply, South Perth was bowled out for 225.

Perth bowler Liam Guthrie claimed 3-18 in the derby against South Perth.

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