Tigers take mi­nor pre­mier­ship cup

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Workplace - with El­liot Raiter

CLARE­MONT-NED­LANDS clinched the Kevin Sul­li­van Sil­ver Cup for the Pre­mier Cricket mi­nor pre­mier­ship de­spite los­ing to Scarborough on Sat­ur­day.

With Fremantle los­ing to South Perth, the Tigers hold an unas­sail­able 16-point lead at the top with one round to play, earn­ing their first piece of sil­ver­ware for the sea­son.

On Sat­ur­day at Ab­bett Park, Scar- bor­ough’s bat­ting was im­mense in pur­suit of 250 with Wes Robin­son scor­ing an un­beaten cen­tury to guide the hosts to 4-336.

Ed Barnard scored 96 in his last game for the side to fin­ish a ter­rific cam­paign.

Matt Kelly was the pick of the Tigers’ bowlers with part timers Travis Birt and Nick Hob­son gath­er­ing a wicket each.

Su­bi­aco Floreat will play fi­nals this sea­son af­ter a dra­matic five-run vic­tory over Melville at Floreat Park Oval earned it a top six spot.

Chris Hans­berry was vi­tal for the hosts bowl­ing his side to vic­tory with four wick­ets.

Chas­ing 305, the Storm lost wick­ets at cru­cial times and even­tu­ally needed 10 runs from their fi­nal part­ner­ship. Hans­berry col­lected the fi­nal wicket, as the Storm was bowled out for 300, just five runs short.

Univer­sity was gal­lant in its loss to Perth, re­strict­ing the fi­nals bound side to just 221 chas­ing 172 at Fletcher Park.

Josh Dal­limore and Sean Stu­art were the pick of the bowlers with three wick­ets each to show a sign of the fu­ture for the Stu­dents.

There is plenty to like about the young squad with Univer­sity now look­ing for a con­so­la­tion win next week­end.

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