Perth bowler Calmy in storm
PERTH stole a seven-run win over Mt Lawley in a rain-affected Premier Cricket match at Breckler Park on Saturday, but suffered their first loss the next day at the hands of Subiaco Floreat.
In their second rain-affected match of the weekend, Perth managed 5-199 batting first at Fletcher Park but couldn’t contain Subiaco Floreat’s openers, with T.J. Monteleone anchoring the chase with 96.
On Saturday, Perth opened with a 34-run partnership between captain Luke Jury and Jonathan Wells.
However, the solid start was undone as the Hawks’ bowlers nabbed four wickets in the space of 20 runs, leaving Perth reeling at 4-54.
Tom Scollay and Jacob Snadden set about turning the momentum back in Perth’s favour with a fifthwicket partnership of 82 before Snadden was dismissed.
Scollay continued to keep the run-rate ticking over before he was removed for a run-a-ball 52 and the innings ended after 31 overs, with Perth 7-156.
The Hawks’ run chase got off to a somewhat slow start, fumbling their way to 3-52.
However, James Newnham remained a constant threat as he partnered with Dylan Sharman in a fourth-wicket stand worth 58.
As Sharman and Andrew Bottega fell, Newnham continued to push his side closer to an unlikely victory.
Alex Calmy did the job for Perth though, snaring Newnham caught behind to end his brilliant 66.
He struck again just when Jay Chislett (21 off 17 balls) looked like saving it for Mt Lawley. The last four wickets fell for just 19 and the Hawks fell agonisingly short of an upset win, bowled out for 149.
Perth next play host to Scarborough at Fletcher Park in a two-day game beginning Saturday.