Tye fighter adds force to Gulls
SCARBOROUGH and Claremont-nedlands are locked in a fierce battle heading into day 2 after an even day’s play on Saturday at Abbett Park.
After winning the toss and electing to bat, the Gulls shot out of the blocks with a 73-run partnership by openers Lochie Hardy and Josh Philippe.
However, the Tigers hit back strongly through Christopher Simpson and Daniel Turkich, who took five of the first six wickets as the Gulls crumbled to 691.
An unlikely hero came to the crease for the Gulls in Andrew Tye. Not normally known for his power hitting, Tye wreaked havoc on the Tigers’ bowling attack as he and Edward Barnard produced a potentially match-saving 119-run seventh-wicket partnership.
Tim David finally got the breakthrough for the Tigers, taking out Tye after a superb knock of 76 from 77 balls, with 10 fours and one six coming from his blade.
At 7-210, the Gulls’ tail enders added 44 to the total before being bowled out for 255.
David and Simpson did the damage with the ball for the Tigers, combining for six wickets. In response, the Tigers managed 24 without loss from their nine overs.
Day 2 of the action continues on Saturday at 11.40am at Abbett Park.
In other matches, Subiaco-floreat put itself in a commanding position after posting 257 , with batsman Andrew Holder scoring a brilliant unbeaten century on Saturday at Iluka Sports Complex, while Perth is well placed to take down University’s total of 212 on day 2.