Mixed results in back-to-back fixtures
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.