Green light for win
SUBIACO-FLOREAT has catapulted itself into the top six after a commanding seven-wicket win over Wanneroo on Saturday at Kingsway Sports Ground.
After winning the toss and electing to bat, Wanneroo found the going tough early, crumbling to 453 thanks to some crafty bowling from Lions’ pair Lucas Martin and Michael Hart.
However, Travis Birt joined Kyle Millar at the crease and immediately made an impact. The pair scored a hard-fought 51 during their fifth-wicket partnership, boosting the total to 5-104 before Millar was removed by Lions’ skipper Chris Hansberry.
The loss of Millar did little to slow Birt down, as he teamed up with Bailey Nylander to add 51 to the total.
The loss of Nylander at 6-155 saw the tail collapse quickly around Birt, with Hansberry lighting up the back end of the innings with the ball, finishing with 5-53 as the Roos were bowled out for 213.
Birt remained an anchor throughout the final overs, finishing on 108 not out from 96 deliveries.
With a reasonably small target to chase down, the Lions got themselves off to a rocky start, losing openers Calum How and Tim Monteleone to be sitting awkwardly on 2-40.
However, Hamish Mckenzie and Cameron Green navigated through a few nervous deliveries to produce a stunning fightback, scoring 95 in a brilliant third-wicket partnership.
Green was unbelievable with the bat, finishing unbeaten on 117 from 119 balls, with six fours and six sixes.
In other matches, Claremont-nedlands dominated Mt Lawley with the bat, chasing down the Hawks’ total with ease to secure a seven-wicket win at Breckler Park, while Melville continued its climb up the ladder with a nail-biting one-wicket win over University.
Federer aimed to win points from volleys.