Mariners lose early ad­van­tage

Southern Telegraph - - Sport - Joe Sarsero

Rock­ing­ham-Man­durah dis­missed South Perth for 272 on day one of the Round 6 Western Aus­tralian Pre­mier Cricket match at Richard­son Park.

Last Satur­day, South Perth won the toss at home elect­ing to bat but was im­me­di­ately set back by Leon Coombs.

The open­ing bowler fin­ished with 3-44 and his third vic­tim left Souths at 4-97.

A mid­dle-order re­sis­tance got them to 272 as Aaron Bur­rage (360) — who bowled Aus­tralian Ashes hope­ful Hilton Cartwright for 39 and re­turn­ing spin­ner Ryan Done (2-57) — did the dam­age.

How­ever, a last wicket Sky Blues part­ner­ship of 50 fol­lowed by three late strikes un­did much of the good work by the vis­it­ing Mariners.

Re­sum­ing this Satur­day at 3-17 will be Damien Bur­rage (7 not out) and night­watch­man Adam France (5no).

Vin Poller and Joel Hum­ble were the bedrock of sec­ond grade’s 197 at Lark Hill.

Poller’s 57 was the opener’s third straight half cen­tury to have him push­ing for a re­turn to first grade, while wick­et­keeper-bats­man Hum­ble made 49, strik­ing seven bound­aries.

At stumps, South Perth edged ever so slightly ahead at 3-94, with Matt France back­ing up a handy 28 with 2-32.

Third grade and fourth grade’s

strug­gles con­tin­ued as thirds were bowled out for 122 and sur­ren­dered a 20-run lead by the close of play on day one.

Fourths made 73 in re­sponse to Souths’ 138 in a rapid-fire game that has South Perth at 3-108 in the sec­ond dig, an over­all lead of 173.

Rock­ing­ham-Man­durah’s Bgrade women were on the end of a tough loss af­ter get­ting half the equa­tion right.

Bundling out Univer­sity for just 92 at James Oval had the Mariners full of beans as Zoe Ryniker (2-3), Su­man Ya­dav (2-4) and Laura War­man (2-18) did the job. How­ever, the re­ply stut­tered and never got into gear, be­fore fall­ing for 62.

Teague Wyllie’s un­der-15s cen­tury was the ju­nior high­light of the week­end.

Wylie bat­ted with aplomb to fin­ish un­con­quered on 111 in Rock­ing­ham-Man­durah’s to­tal of 6-211 at Lark Hill.

The young­ster lasted 159 de­liv­er­ies, strik­ing eight bound­aries on the way to his first cen­tury for the club.

A hus­tling team bowl­ing per­for­mance saw the un­der-17s hold the whip hand against South Perth, who were ex­tin­guished for 95 in 44 overs.

Two wick­ets apiece to Kai Har­ri­son, Con­nor Rus­sell, James Bakota and Nathan How­ell showed in­tent, as the Mariners fin­ished the day at 2-20.

Close matches were the order of Satur­day’s girls cricket as the un­der-15s sneaked home by five runs and the un­der-18s missed out by eight runs.

The un­der-15s made 7-60 work for the team at Ge­orge­town Oval by claim­ing the first three Whit­fords wick­ets for nine runs, who could not re­cover in time to fin­ish adrift at 3-55.

At Tomp­kins Park, Melville made 89 as Su­man Ya­dav was the pick of the bowlers with 2-12.

In a Twenty20 game go­ing down to the wire, Louisa Hog­a­rth pushed it to the edge with 22 not out but Rock­ing­ham-Man­durah ran out of time at 3-81.

The un­der-13s and un­der-14s boys made it three from three with vic­to­ries against Wil­let­ton at Lark Hill.

The older group dou­bled the Dragons’ score of 99 as Hein­rich Helm (66) and Jor­dan Crudeli (41) led the way in the Mariners’ 198.

Mitchell Oliver (4-14 from 10 overs) and Bray­den Strack (3-5 from six overs) were su­perb with the ball to set up the win.

Corey Wasley reeled off 75 not out in the un­der-13’s win, his third straight score of 75 or more in that com­pe­ti­tion, as Rock­ing­ham-Man­durah rolled Wil­let­ton for 78.

The chase was not al­ways one-way traf­fic but Wasley held firm to keep the Mariners’ clean record un­blem­ished.

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