University surge up ladder after back-to-back wins
UNIVERSITY made it two wins in a row to surge up to eighth on the Premier Cricket table with victory over Rockingham-Mandurah at Lark Hill last Saturday.
Twin tons to Nick Maiolo and the departing John Rogers was the highlight of a brutal win for the Students after beating Mt Lawley outright in round five.
Canberra-bound Rogers scored 108 not out, while Maiolo managed 103 to continue his rich vein of form with both bat and ball.
Craig King scored 77 in his return, while captain Matt Birrell smashed 46 as Uni declared at 5375 in reply to the Mariners’ day one score of 176.
Claremont-Nedlands held on to top spot with an easy win over Fremantle by 58 runs at Stevens Reserve.
Despite the inclusion of Australian Test all-rounder Mitch Marsh for the hosts, Claremont-Nedlands took late wickets to secure the win on day two, bowling out Fremantle for 265.
Haydan Morton was the pick of the bowlers with 3-93, while Matt Kelly celebrated his return to the Toyota Futures League team with two wickets.
Subiaco-Floreat remain anchored in the bottom four after going down to Bayswater-Morley at Floreat Park Oval.
Defending 202, the hosts needed early wickets and did so, but couldn’t stop the steady flow of runs.
Chris Hansberry led the way with three wickets, while Tom Moscarda and Andrew Holder took two wickets apiece as the Bears were bowled out for 299.
Subiaco-Floreat finished the day at 3-55, with Calum How smashing 38 not out.