Hope closes unbeaten
CLAREMONT-Nedlands have blown Scarborough out of the water on day 2 of their Premier Cricket round 8 match, securing a first-innings win following back-to-back centuries from Bradley Hope and Nicholas Hobson on Saturday at Abbett Park.
Resuming play at 0-24, the Tigers struggled to get the match on their terms, losing Jacob Whiteaker, Jamie Crawley and Tim David early to be floundering at 3-62.
However, the Gulls had precious little warning for what was about to come next, as Hope and Hobson blasted Scarborough’s bowlers into next week.
The dynamic pair produced an amazing 153-run fourth-wicket partnership to put the match firmly within the Tigers’ grasp.
Hobson was dismissed at 4-215 after a sensational 105 runs from 176 deliveries, including 13 fours.
Hope continued, ignoring the loss of Jackson Edmondstone at 5-219, to combine with Joel Paris and produce a 57-run partnership to secure the first-innings victory.
At 6-276, Hope ended the day unbeaten on 117 (14 fours and one six) as the Tigers finished on 6-321.