Dampier Taverners get first win of the 40/40 season

Lokendra RanawatPilbara News
Cricket in the Pilbara.
Camera IconCricket in the Pilbara. Credit: Pilbara News, Tom Zaunmayr

All round two games of the West Pilbara Cricket Association 40/40 competition were played last Saturday.

At Windy Ridge Oval the Dampier Taverners hosted Baynton Lions in search of their first win of the season.

Lions won the toss and elected to bat first.

Anil Sharma (21 runs) and Aziz Saghar (32) gave some stability to the middle order and took the score to 3-63 at the drinks break.

The Lions came back strongly in the second half of the game and scored more than 140 runs to get the score past 200 with the help of Muhammad Khan (39) and Ishan Arandara (32).

In response, the Taverners started steadily but Lions spearhead Shamser Singh dismissed Adrian D’Zero in his third over which brought Taverners captain Mark Saunders to the crease.

Saunders made a superb 84 of 77 balls to change the course of the game.

Good support from James O’Brien (28 ) and a late assault from Brad Goes (25) got the Taverners home with two balls to spare.

The second game was played between Karratha Kats and Rec Club at Millars Well Oval. Kats won the toss and batted first. Patrick Richards (18) and Daniel Galbraith (11) gave the Kats a steady start.

Captain Brendan Lee and Tom Lewis scored 51 runs each and took Kats to a score of 8-179 in their 40 overs.

Richard Anderson (eight overs, 2-29) and Ali Hassan (five overs, 1-5) were the stand-out bowlers for Rec Club.

In response Rec Club started very poorly, losing both their openers in the first two overs then continuing to lose wickets at regular intervals. They folded in the end for 63 runs in only 18 overs.

Riley Tennant (four overs, 3-20) was the main destroyer from Kats.

The third game was played between Peg’s Creek Crabs and Wickham at the Karratha Leisureplex.

Crabs won the toss and elected to bat first.

Lachlan Seabrook continued his superb recent form and scored a quick-fire 59 runs to get the Crabs off to a good start, and Craig Ryan (39) and Sam O'Hare (25) got them to 8-188.

In reply Corey Rutgers continued his form with 66 runs and had good support from Scott Atkinson (26) and Edwards (45) as Wickham got home in 28 overs.

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