Lions, Souths fall in re­turn to the crease

North West Telegraph - - Sport - Robert Dougherty

Bats­men and bowlers have re­turned to the crease, with Wan­der­ers beat­ing Hed­land Lions and Port Hed­land van­quish­ing South Hed­land in round 12 of the se­nior grade cricket at the week­end.

Lions lost the all-im­por­tant coin toss and were sent in to bat against Wan­der­ers in the Fri­day night game, Yo­gesh and Nilesh Pa­tel lead­ing the charge in the bat­ting.

Lions man­aged a 97-run to­tal, with Yo­gesh set­ting up the high­est haul of both in­nings, caught by Chris Wichura on 26 runs.

The team’s next best was Kam­lesh Pra­jap­ati, bowled leg-be­fore-valry wicket on 12. Wan­der­ers quickly reeled them in at 3 for 101, with Re­gan Bur­ley and Chris Vrossink both not out on 24 runs.

Port Hed­land CC won the toss and chose to bat against South Hed­land CC in the cross-town ri- on Satur­day. The team raced to 7 for 203, with Glen Robert­son se­cur­ing a half-cen­tury on 53 runs.

Souths fell short in their re­ply, mak­ing 135 from 34 overs, with Josh Hunter and Da­nial Zubair both mak­ing 23 runs.

Hed­land Lions opener Yo­gesh Pa­tel.

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