Tigers lose grip on top spot
CLAREMONT-NEDLANDS slipped from top spot in the Premier Cricket competition after a disappointing loss to Rockingham-Mandurah at Cresswell Park last Saturday.
The Tigers went down by 84 runs to the Mariners, ending a positive run of results and enabling Perth to leapfrog them into top spot.
Resuming at 4-19, only Tim David showed resistance with 37 as the Tigers were bowled out for 116 chasing 200.
Subiaco Floreat slipped to second last after a thrilling draw against Wanneroo at Kingsway Sports Ground.
On a rain affected Saturday, the Roos looked to be coasting to victory chasing Subiaco Floreat’s 173 before Andrew Holder took three vital wickets.
Glenn Stockden also chipped in with two wickets as the game was taken down to the final over of the day.
Needing seven runs to win, the Roos could only manage four, meaning a draw was the outcome with more than an hour lost to rain on the Saturday.
University fought valiantly against Scarborough, however couldn’t avoid defeat at Abbett Park.
Chasing 381, captain Matt Birrell made 62, while Steven Lukan (46) and Sean Fox (41) provided support.
University finished 9-235, meaning the Gulls took the points.
The Students now sit in ninth position at the end of round seven.
Meanwhile in Sunday’s Statewide T20 double-header matches, Claremont-Nedlands and Subiaco Floreat both clinched top spots in their pools to reach the finals.
The Tigers were inspired by Travis Birt’s 136* from 53 balls against Scarborough, while Perth Scorchers import David Willey scored 91 for the Lions and Holder took nine wickets.