Birt the weekend’s star
CLAREMONT-NEDLANDS, University and Subiaco-Floreat had mixed results over the double weekend, when rounds three and four were played over Saturday and Sunday in the Premier Cricket Competition.
Claremont-Nedlands won two from two, with captain Travis Birt the star act on Saturday with a brutal 147 off 117 balls in the win over Scarborough at Abbett Park.
The 33-year-old former Tasmanian had good support from Chris Brabazon on 62 as the away side set the Gulls 262 to win.
Paul Donaldson took three wickets and Joel Paris two on his return as the home side reached 145 at the end of their 50 overs, giving ClaremontNedlands the win.
On Sunday, the Tigers were far too good for Midland-Guildford, spoiling Stewart Walters’ 200th game and triumphing by six wickets.
Subiaco-Floreat knocked off Gosnells after a man of the match performance by Chris Hansberry on Saturday at Floreat Park.
The captain scored 62 as the Lions set Gosnells 216 to win.
Hansberry tore through the batting line-up, taking 4-17 as Gosnells were bowled out for 101.
Sunday was vastly different for the Lions, who crashed to an embarrassing score of 43, losing by 142 runs to Melville at Tompkins Park.
No batsman passed double figures in a disappointing outing for the away side.