Ferris Fires as 1st Grade Win Outright
1st grade secured a precious outright win, beating Subiaco-Floreat by 149 runs at Burrendah Park.
After the Lions resumed on day two at 5 for 56 in pursuit of 163, Zach Ferris broke the game open with three wickets in his opening spell, including two in the day’s first over, before Guru Dhillon picked up two of his own to wrap first innings points, with the visitors all out for 88 from 32.4 overs.
Ferris was the best of the bowlers with 4 for 20 from his 11 overs, with good support from Dhillon (2/6 from 1.4 overs), Luke Holt (2/12 from 6 overs), and Matt Hanna (2/38 from 9 overs).
The Dragons set up the outright with a breezy second batting innings of 3dec for 135 from 40 overs, with Kallen Bond (54 from 77 balls), Shayne Wornes (42* from 79 balls), and John Sanders (28* from 32 balls) playing their roles.
A target of 210 from 34 overs was set and perfect use was made of 8 overs before tea, reducing the Lions to 4 for 35 with Ferris and Hanna grabbing a pair of wickets each.
The momentum continued after tea with Ferris and Gibbon claiming victims and a brilliant direct hit runout from debutant Cameron Becker, but a stonewall ninth wicket partnership caused some nerves until Brock Larance made a critical breakthrough with his second ball of the game, before Hanna hit the woodwork to seal the deal.
Ferris (4/19 from 7 overs) lead the way again with Hanna (3/29 from 7.2 overs), Larance (1/1 from 1 over), and Gibbon (1/7 from 5 overs) all playing their part.
2nd grade couldn’t get the job done against Subiaco-Floreat at Floreat Park, going down by 79 runs.
Chasing a target of 279, the Dragons needed a strong start but slipped to 6 for 129, with Ethan Smith (59 from 121 balls) the only batter to fire.
Lachie Lake (69 from 107 balls) made his top score of the year but the target was never seriously threatened, with the innings ending all out for 200 after 76.1 overs.
3rd grade beat Subiaco-Floreat by 72 runs at Burrendah Park.
Last week’s score of 229 was defended by tight bowling and grabbing wickets in clumps, with the Lions folding for 157 from 72 overs.
Chris Lagana used seven bowlers and all but one grabbed a wicket, with Brayden Lee (2/21 from 4 overs) and Jagan Singh (2/24 from 9 overs) leading an even spread of contributors.
A youthful 4th grade team fell just short against Subiaco-Floreat at Alderbury Reserve, losing by 21 runs.
A collapse from 1 for 121 to all out for 191 in 75.5 overs was unideal, but young batters Zaid Buckland (66 from 135 balls), Kyall Roach (33 from 42 balls), and Josh Nathan (28 from 55 balls) showed good signs.
Under 17’s secured a win over Subiaco-Floreat at Burrendah Park, tracking down the Lions’ score of 156 in the 41st over.
Zaid Buckland (72 from 122 balls) lead the charge from the top of the order with good support from Lawson Baker (45 from 61 balls).
Under 15’s were defeated by Subiaco-Floreat by 56 runs at Alderbury Reserve.
Luca Boden (35 from 37 balls), Josh Nathan (30 from 38 balls), and Lachlan Famlonga (26 from 54 balls) all made starts but the innings lacked a big score, ending in the 45th over at 143.
Under 14’s were back in action over the weekend, beating Rockingham-Mandurah by 45 runs at Retravision Stadium.
The Dragons batted first and posted 9 for 171 from their 48 overs, with Joel Vlasic (44 from 62 balls) and Luca Boden (42 from 46 balls) the stars.
A strong bowling effort saw the Mariners all out for 126 in 40 overs in reply, with Mehraj Matharoo (4/32 from 10 overs) leading the way, with Xander Peel (2/3 from 1 over) and Caleb Florrison (2/14 from 7 overs) playing supporting roles.
Under 13’s couldn’t quite mark their return to the field with a win, losing to Rockingham-Mandurah by 12 runs at Retravision Stadium.
The Dragons bowled first and limited the Mariners to 5 for 113 from their 40 overs, with Jy Jeffrey (2/28 from 8 overs) and Michael White (2/7 from 4 overs) leading the way.
The chase didn’t quite go their way and ended all out for 101 after 39.4 overs, with Bhuvan Arunkumar top scoring with 21 from 40 balls.