Kelly rips through top order to star forTigers
UNIVERSITY and Claremont-Nedlands have taken control on day one of their two-day games, while Subiaco Floreat struggled in round five of the Premier Cricket Competition last Saturday.
The second day of the fixtures will be played next Saturday, starting at 11.40am.
Former Australian under-19 international Matt Kelly was the star for the Tigers at Fletcher Park, ripping through Perth’s top order to set up an achievable chase.
Sending the home side in, 20-yearold right-arm quick Kelly reduced the hosts to 3-5 inside the first few overs, before Perth consolidated.
New Zealander Nathan McKenzie chipped in to take 3-66, before Kelly knocked off the tail to finish with impressive figures of 5-34.
The Tigers then batted out the day and at stumps were 1-78.
Steve Eskinazi was dismissed late for 38 on an otherwise perfect day for the away team.
University managed to get their first points of the season after taking first-innings points against Mt Lawley at UWA Sports Park.
Sending the visitors in, the Students made early inroads, largely due to Alex Penter (5-19) and David Moody (3-42).
Consistent wickets meant Mt Lawley could only post a total of 85.
The Students lost an early wicket before Will Bosisto (52no) and Nick Maiolo (52) combined for an 81-run stand to pass the total with ease.
University finished on 3-134 at stumps and will look to force an outright next weekend.
Subiaco Floreat found wickets hard to come by all day against Fremantle at Floreat Park Oval.
Chris Wood made an unbeaten ton to leave Fremantle at 6-304 and in a dominant position.
Chris Hansberry and Glenn Stockden took three wickets each for the home side.