Tigers stretch unbeaten spell with dominant win
CLAREMONT-NEDLANDS stretched its undefeated streak to 11 matches after dismantling Midland-Guildford in round 12 of Premier Cricket at Cresswell Park.
Tim David once again stamped his authority on the competition with a match-winning knock that edges the Tigers closer to the Kevin Sullivan Silver Cup for the minor premiership.
Nick Hobson (94) and David (108 n.o.) smashed the ball to all parts in a brutal partnership as they eased past Midland-Guildford’s first-innings score of 143.
Hobson was unlucky not to reach triple figures, being caught behind, but there was no such trouble for David, scoring his third century for the campaign.
Amazingly, the middle-order batsman now averages 94 for the year.
The Tigers finished at 5-321 and could only manage four second-innings wickets to close the game.
Subiaco-Floreat has fallen out of the top six after a disappointing 110-run loss against Gosnells at Sutherlands Park.
Geremy Fatouros led the charge early for the visitors with 24, while Aaron Lilly tried hard for his 34, as Gosnells took wickets at regular intervals.
Some late fight from Chris Hansberry and Andrew Holder wasn’t enough, as the side was bowled out for 177.
University went down in an exciting clash against South Perth at James Oval, with the Students falling 18 runs short.
In a battle of two young sides, the visitors struck first, having University 24 early. Matt Birrell single-handedly kept his side in the contest with a gritty hundred to take the game down to the wire.
The middle-order batsman struck 10 boundaries and two sixes in his 200ball stay, with the lower order helping along the way.