Dampier Taverners down Rec Club while top four set for finals

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Rec Club's Bradley Beier.
Camera IconRec Club's Bradley Beier. Credit: Cheyanne Enciso/Pilbara News

Dampier Taverners 2 proved too strong for the Rec Club, chasing down the total with five balls left to claim a six-wicket victory at Bulgarra Oval.

The round seven clash of the West Pilbara Cricket Association T20 competition on March 11 saw Rec Club bat first, making a solid start to their innings until openers Bradley Beier (3) and Matt Michael (28) were dismissed leaving the batting side at 2/35.

Taverners jumped on the breakthrough, stemming the run rate and taking seven wickets for 41 runs to leave Rec Club in dire straits at 9/81.

A late cameo from Richard Anderson and Liam O’Neill saw the 10th wicket partnership put on 20 runs before Anderson fell to leave Rec Club all out for 111.

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Jack Radley and Jedd Nazzari were the standout bowlers with three wickets each.

In reply, Dampiers’ Paul Rowe got off to a flying start with 41 runs before retiring, leaving Leroy McCawley (21) and Ryan Trewin (16 not out) to cruise to the total, with the side finishing on 4/113 in the final over.

Brett Cobb was the top bowler for Rec Club with 2/20 off three overs while Anderson and Brendan Kuiper chipped in with a wicket each.

In the other games, Karratha Kats (5/107) downed Nickol Hawks by five wickets (6/105), with Dale Walkingshaw scoring the winning runs in the 19th over and finishing not out on 36.

Wickham put on a bowling clinic against Pegs Creek 2, dismissing the side for 16 and cruising to a 10-wicket victory when they finished on 0/17.

Table-toppers Pegs Creek 1 (8/133) claimed a six-wicket victory over Dampier Tarverners 1 (4/134) on the back of a massive effort from Lachlan Seabrook, who hit 92 off 43 deliveries.

The final clash of the round saw Bayton Lions (4/177) dismiss Dampier Taverners 1 for 121 runs to claim a 56-run victory.

The competitions semifinals will take place on March 18 when Pegs Creek 1 and Dampier Taverners 1 face off while Kats will take on Nickol Hawks.

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