Terrific T20 Results for Colts and Seniors
3rd grade were the only side to get on the field on Saturday, posting 264 against South Perth at Burrendah.
A very strong team covered all the bases, with veterans Ben Witschge, Chris Lagana, and Brennan Wilson complimented by youth in Brayden Lee, Zac Blazevich, and Jordan Hodgetts, and solid performers David Cameron and Declan Crowder coming in to the side.
The score was underpinned by regular contributors Harry Grigson, who made his best 3rd grade score with 80 from 98 balls, and the in-form Liam Hindle, who made 60 from 178 balls.
The under 17s made a strong start to their match at Burrendah, bowling South Perth out for 123 just before the day's play ended. Lagan Sandhu was the pick of the bowlers, picking up 3/28 from his 9 overs. Lagan was assisted with 2 wickets from Dulina Gamage and Jagan Singhand 1 from Kai D'Souza, Lewis Giles
The Premier T20 side had a great day at Breckler Park, beating Mount Lawley by 26 runs and Rockingham-Mandurah by 7 wickets.
In the morning fixture against the Hawks, the Dragons batted first and did well on a tricky wicket to make 7 for 132 from their 20 overs, with Shayne Wornes top-scoring with 37 from 44 balls.
A constructive bowling effort limited the hosts to 6 for 106 from their 20 overs in reply, with Ben Gibbon (2/22 from 4 overs) and Waheguru Dhillon (2/30 from 4 overs) very good, and Cameron Becker (1/11 from 3 overs) grabbing his first top grade wicket a highlight.
In the afternoon fixture, a brilliant bowling effort restricted the Mariners to just 85, with Becker (2/12 from 2.3 overs), Gibbon (2/13 from 4 overs), Dhillon (2/14 from 4 overs), Brock Larance (2/20 from 4 overs), and Zach Ferris (1/23 from 3 overs) all in the wickets.
Aaron Hardie made short work of the target, with his innings of 51 not out from 31 balls including 4 sixes, as the Dragons got home three wickets down and with 50 balls to spare.
A strong Colts League side got two big wins on the board at Abbett Park, beating Mount Lawley by 48 runs and Rockingham-Mandurah by 10 wickets.
With a clash with the Premier T20, Blair Walsh, Luke Holt, and John Sanders chose to play in the junior game, meaning the Dragons could put two strong teams on the park.
The Dragons batted first in the morning fixture and posted an imposing total of 5 for 163 against the Hawks, with Luke Holt hitting five sixes in his brutal innings of 60 from 37 deliveries, with Walsh providing good support with 43 from 36 deliveries.
The Hawks never threatened the target, being bowled out for 115 from 19.5 overs, with Declan Crowder (2/7 from 2 overs) the only multiple wicket taker, as Sean Boers (1/9 from 1.5 overs), James Scott (1/9 from 2 overs), John Sanders (1/17 from 4 overs), Brayden Lee (1/20 from 3 overs), and James Andrews (1/23 from 3 overs) all picked up singles.
The afternoon game against the Mariners followed a similar script to the Premier T20 game, with the Mariners bowled out for 83 inside 19.1 overs, with Sanders (3/17 from 4 overs) and Jagan Singh (2/12 from 2 overs) the multiple wicket takers.
Openers Walsh (45* from 26 balls) and Lachie Lake (35* from 32 balls) made short work of the chase, finishing the game with 63 balls to spare.
Under 17’s started strongly in their clash with South Perth at Burrendah, bowling the visitors out for 123 after 46.3 overs.
Lagan Sandhu was the best of the bowlers for the Dragons, grabbing 3 for 28 from 9 overs, with Jagan Singh (2/11 from 9 overs) and Dulina Gamage (2/29 from 6 overs) the other multiple wicket takers.