Tigers on track for title defence
CLAREMONT-NEDLANDS maintained its defence of the statewide T20 title after qualifying for the grand final with victory over Willetton last Sunday at Cresswell Park.
The Tigers squeezed past Willetton by 13 runs to clinch their berth in the decider, to be played at the WACA Ground on Sunday, February 7.
Meanwhile, on Saturday, Nick Hobson and Chris Brabazon both scored centuries in a 228-run stand for the Tigers, who scored 333 in a day away to Subiaco Floreat to start round 12 of Premier Cricket in ideal fashion.
Brabazon hammered his maiden first-grade ton to lead the Tigers to a strong position, scoring 148 with 20 boundaries and two sixes.
Hobson smashed 100 not out to return to form in dramatic fashion as his side declared once the milestone was reached.
Ash Blake was the best of the Subiaco Floreat bowlers with 3-61.
University suffered a disappointing first-innings loss against Fremantle on Saturday, after being in a winnable position at Stevens Reserve.
The Students dismissed the Port Boys for just 141, with Keagan Africa taking 4-38 on debut.
David Moody took three wickets, while Alex Penter continued his great season with two wickets himself.
University could only manage 93 in response, with Scott Marshall top-scoring with 26.
Coach Rick Willsmore with his young charges Cian Ingles, Zach Melanie and Wayne McNicol (all 10).