Mariners crack Melville’s top or­der

Southern Telegraph - - Telegraph Sport - Joe Sarsero

Rock­ing­ham-Man­durah will look to ex­ploit the cracks they made in Melville’s bat­ting or­der when the WA Premier Cricket round 8 match re­sumes this Satur­day at Lark Hill.

The Mariners can close in on the top six be­fore Christ­mas with a sharp bowl­ing dis­play in the first ses­sion of day two.

The home side bat­ted first and were rol­lick­ing along at 2-120, cour­tesy of Ed Pol­lock’s rapid 60.

He smoked five sixes and four fours from just 40 balls and put on 70 for the third wicket with Aaron Bur­rage.

How­ever, Rock­ing­ham-Man­durah gave up the as­cen­dency when Nathan Hutchi­son (30) de­parted at 6-175 to fold for 210, from 56 overs, when a score be­yond 250 looked at­tain­able.

Melville held the whip hand at 2-95 just be­fore stumps, when Bur­rage in­ter­vened with the ball.

The all-rounder bowled Tom Scol­lay (23) and found the edge of Matt Wi­ley’s bat (17) through to wick­et­keeper Kane Stand­ing to in­ject the Mariners back into the con­test, leav­ing Melvi­ile at 4-116.

Rock­ing­ham-Man­durah will also re­ceive a boost from the colts mak­ing the fi­nal for the first time in the club’s his­tory.

The Mariners de­feated Mt Law­ley by eight wick­ets in the first fi­nal be­fore hang­ing on against Gos­nells in a Twenty20 knock­out on Sun­day at Breck­ler Park.

Nathan Hutchi­son blud­geoned 51 from 32 de­liv­er­ies af­ter tak­ing 1-9 in three overs, as home club Mt Law­ley made 6-126. The Mariners claimed vic­tory with 22 balls to spare.

In the pre­lim­i­nary fi­nal against Gos­nells, Rock­ing­ham-Man­durah posted 132 as Bur­rage’s 31 led the dou­ble-figure con­tri­bu­tions from an­other five colts.

The young gun bowled tightly at the end to take 1-12 from three overs as Hutchi­son (2-24) and Sam Day (2-27) made things dif­fi­cult for the Hawks through­out.

Gos­nells were within touch near­ing the end but the Mariners held their nerve, fin­ish­ing at 8-128.

Rock­ing­ham-Man­durah now progress to the Jan­uary 21 fi­nal against South Perth at Fletcher Park.

Tyler Robert­son snared 4-62 in the sec­ond grade match at Tomp­kins Park as Melville was bowled out for 208.

At stumps, the Mariners were 3-25 from 19 overs.

Third grade are star­ing down the bar­rel of out­right de­feat af­ter be­ing bun­dled out for 95 at Lark Hill. Melville are in a dom­i­nant po­si­tion, fin­ish­ing the day at 5-191 as Nathan How­ell took 2-48 for the hosts.

Melville’s fourth grade posted 7-226 in a tight first day at Tomp­kins Park. Jack Richards was the pick of the Mariners’ bowlers to claim 3-28 in eight overs.

The B-grade women went down by 17 runs at Lark Hill in the T20 match against South Perth.

The visi­tors bat­ted first and scored 4-81. Runs con­tin­ued to be at a pre­mium in the Mariners’ in­nings, fin­ish­ing at 9-64.

So­nia Ya­dav was the pick of the Rock­ing­ham-Man­durah play­ers with 1-12 from her full al­lot­ment of four overs be­fore lead­ing the scor­ing with 14 not out.

The ju­niors had a su­perb week­end as the un­der-13s and un­der-14s reg­is­tered com­fort­able wins against Perth and the un­der-15s and un­der-17s led the way against Melville.

Teague Wyllie starred in the un­der 14s, tak­ing 3-27 in Perth’s to­tal of 9-130 be­fore strik­ing 72 as Rock­ing­ham-Man­durah fin­ished with the points at 6-170.

The un­der-13s steam­rolled the De­mons at Fletcher Park by 116 runs as Corey Wasley’s 47 and Jonah Lin­coln’s 29 un­der­pinned the visi­tors’ 7-175. The Mariners dried up Perth’s re­sponse, al­low­ing just 9-59 in 38 overs.

Kai Har­ri­son’s 79 made up nearly half of Rock­ing­ham-Man­durah’s 164 in the un­der-17s match against the Storm at Lark Hill. The opener has been in­stru­men­tal with bat and ball re­cently and struck nine fours in his 152-ball vigil.

Melville’s un­der-15s mus­tered up 9-120 as Caleb Lan­gan led the way for Rock­ing­ham-Man­durah with 2-17. He bowled 10 overs with five maid­ens and had sup­port with two wick­ets each to Corey Wasley and Matthew Boyd.

Pic­ture: Richard Polden

Kane Stand­ing and Vin­nie Poller add vi­tal runs.

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