Karratha Kats cruise to victory over Dampier

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The Karratha Kats have strengthened their hold on the top spot on the 40-over ladder with a 73-run win over the Dampier Taverners at Millars Well.

The Kats opted to bat first on Saturday and cruised to 3-208.

The Taverners lost skipper Adrian D’Zero for a duck and first drop Bradley Goes (8) fell soon afterwards.

James O’Brien (31) and Michael Saunders (22) got the scoreboard ticking over but couldn’t carry on.

A rearguard effort from Daniel Harding (23) and Reuben McCawley (19) provided some frustration for the Kats bowlers, but the innings eventually came to an end with 135 on the 33rd over.

Out in Wickham, the Warriors notched a win over the Baynton Lions to keep in touch with the Kats at the top of the table.

The Warriors toiled to 9-138, led by captain Craig Nunn’s 35.

IS Arandara snared 2-14 off six overs to keep himself at the top of the wicket-takers list for the season.

Dayanand Gawade (2-13), Rampaul Sharma (2-29) and Shazad Gondal (2-20) all chimed in.

The Lions batsmen were unable to fire, however, with the visitors falling for 81 inside 36 overs.

After leading the way with the bat, Nunn brought the game home with a three-wicket haul.

He was ably supported by Lachlan Smith (2-14).

In the final game of the weekend, the Pegs Creek Crabs recorded their second win on the trot with an eight-wicket victory over the Rec Club.

The Rec Club batted first and were bowled out for 168.

Brent O’Dea (4-30) and Daniel Carse (3-32) did the bulk of the damage for the Crabs.

Carse then picked up the willow and grabbed the game by the horns, making his way to 111 not out to help the struggling Crabs to 2-172 off 29 overs.

The win lifts the Crabs off the bottom of the table after they lost their first three games.

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