Uni­ver­sity de­nied grand fi­nal berth

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Training & Education -

UNI­VER­SITY nar­rowly missed out on a spot in the Pre­mier Cricket T20 grand fi­nal af­ter los­ing its semi-fi­nal to Gos­nells by three wick­ets with one ball to spare at Suther­lands Park on Sun­day.

The Stu­dents de­feated Wil­let­ton by 25 runs in the morn­ing-start quar­ter-fi­nal, boosted by the pres­ence of Eng­land and Perth Scorchers bats­man Ian Bell, who made 49 from 39 balls.

The win meant they tack­led hosts Gos­nells in the semi-fi­nal in the 2pm start, post­ing 8-172 from their 20 overs be­fore the con­test went down to the wire.

Ash­ton Agar took three wick­ets while English­man Harry Pod­more com­pleted two run-outs be­fore Alis­tair Bivens (20) and Chris Prescott (1) got the win­ning run on the penul­ti­mate ball.

In Satur­day’s round 8 Pre­mier Cricket action, Uni recorded its first win of the sea­son over Melville at James Oval.

Chas­ing Melville’s 187, Uni cruised to vic­tory led by Will Bo­sisto (117) and Agar (126) who com­bined for a 194-run fourth wicket part­ner­ship. Uni fin­ished 8-416.

Su­bi­aco Floreat suc­cess­fully chased down South Perth’s 9-273 at Floreat Park Oval on Satur­day.

Calum How scored 115 from 128 balls, while Alex Mal­colm (84) and Aaron Lilly (84) con­trib­uted as Subi made 4-395.

Clare­mont-Nedlands heads into the Christ­mas break on top of the ta­ble af­ter an out­right win over Gos­nells at Cress­well Park.

The Tigers lost in the Pre­mier Cricket T20 semi-fi­nals to Fremantle, hav­ing beaten Bayswa­ter-Mor­ley ear­lier on the Sun­day.

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