Mariners out of T20

Southern Telegraph - - Telegraph Sport - Joe Sarsero

Rock­ing­ham-Mandurah fell just eight runs short of ad­vanc­ing to the knock­out stages of the Western Aus­tralian Premier T20 com­pe­ti­tion, as Scar­bor­ough moved for­ward at Lark Hill.

Scar­bor­ough won the toss in the cru­cial short-form match and got busy in as­sem­bling an am­ple to­tal.

Ac­cel­er­at­ing to seven runs an over, the Gulls made 5-146 with young pace­men Jor­dan Clark (3-20) and Matthew France (2-28) im­press­ing for the Mariners.

Damien Bur­rage and Tyler Robert­son gave hope to the Mariners, at a rocky 3-21, push­ing for­ward the cause with a 69-run stand for the fourth wicket.

Bur­rage be­lied his teenage years with a pol­ished 44 from 37 balls, tim­ing three fours and a six.

Opener Robert­son worked the ball around with 33no from 45 balls but the big overs came too late as Rock­ing­ham-Mandurah ex­pired at 5-138.

The Mariners will have the chance to re­group af­ter a month on the road, and run­ning into a red-hot South Perth, when they face Wanneroo in a two-dayer at Lark Hill this Satur­day.

Ear­lier in the day, field­ing half of the first-grade side, Rock­ing­ham-Mandurah’s colts moved through the group stages with a three­wicket tri­umph over Scar­bor­ough.

Chas­ing the vis­i­tors’ 5-130, the France broth­ers nudged the Mariners home af­ter the top-order laid the foun­da­tions.

Matt France top scored with 26 (off 21 balls) as Adam France saw it through with 24no (off 19 balls) and Rock­ing­ham-Mandurah will standby for the fi­nals draw be­fore their next ap­point­ment on December 10.

First-grade were skit­tled twice at Richard­son Park to hand out­right points to South Perth in round 6 WA Premier Cricket

play. Bur­rage bat­ted with poise as wick­ets fell around him to make 57, his sec­ond half cen­tury of the sea­son.

Debu­tant Eric Botha grit­ted it out for 27 as the Mariners were dis­missed for 159.

Sec­ond time around, the vis­i­tors were bun­dled out for 96 in 28 overs and were left with some soulsearch­ing to do ahead of this week’s round seven home fix­ture against the Roos.

It was a long day in the field for the sec­ond-grade as South Perth racked up 8-389 in re­sponse to Rock­ing­ham-Mandurah’s 197.

Mul­ti­ple wicket tak­ers for the Mariners were Jo­han Van der Westhuizen (3-69) and Matt France (2/63).

Third-grade saw off the out­right threat from South Perth, who de­clared overnight at 5-142 with a lead of 20 runs.

Rock­ing­ham-Mandurah re­pelled all the Sky Blues could throw at them, mak­ing a bet­ter fist of things with 223 on the board.

How­ever, it was not the case for fourth-grade, who tum­bled to an out­right loss af­ter mak­ing 73 and 79 in re­ply to South Perth’s 138 and 6-241.

Kyle Peachey could hold his head high with five wick­ets in the match for the Mariners.

The fe­male ju­niors had a suc­cess­ful week­end, with the un­der-18s not los­ing a wicket in a 37-run win over Wem­b­ley Dis­tricts.

Rock­ing­ham-Mandurah piled on 0-103 in the T20 clash and bowled out the op­po­si­tion for 66 in 16 overs.

The un­der-15s had Francine Al­varez to thank for a fight­ing win against Bic­ton as she took 2-5 up front of Bic­ton’s 6-67 and smacked a rapid 20 from 16 balls to el­e­vate Rock­ing­ham-Mandurah past the tar­get and onto 1-84 at the close of play.

Nathan How­ell proved the dif­fer­ence in the un­der-17 male match be­tween the Mariners and South Perth.

Tak­ing 2-12 in Souths’ 95, he backed it up with 56no from No.5 as Rock­ing­ham-Mandurah reg­is­tered 127 to move into the top six.

The un­der-15 males were left to be­moan wet weather overnight at Lark Hill as South Perth were left with no op­tion but to bat for the draw, chas­ing 6-211 in just 31 overs left as play started af­ter 10am.

Mitchell Oliver took 2-17 for the hosts as South Perth made safe pas­sage to 5-84 for the draw.

In the women’s T20 game, Rock­ing­ham-Mandurah al­lowed Su­bi­aco-Floreat to make a chal­leng­ing 5-121 at Lark Hill with Cait­lyn Helse­wood tak­ing 2-19.

In re­ply, the home side could muster just 8-66 in the face of a fine Lions bowl­ing dis­play.

The Mariners travel to Lilac Hill this Sun­day to meet top-of-thetable Mid­land-Guild­ford.

In other ac­tion on Sun­day at Lark Hill, Rock­ing­ham-Mandurah’s un­beaten un­der-13 and un­der-14 boys square off against fel­low un­beaten Clare­mon­tNed­lands teams in a true test for both clubs to gain an edge in the South group of their re­spec­tive shields.

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