Explosive batting efforts from Jake Back and Michael James led Karratha Kats to a 115-run victory over Baynton Lions in round four of the West Pilbara Cricket Association 20-over competition. Kats batted first at the Karratha Leisureplex on February 19, with openers Back (82 from 43) and Geoff Spence getting off to a flying start before Spence fell to leave Kats 1-97. Baynton jumped on the halt in momentum dismissing Back to bring an end to his explosive innings and have Kats stalling at 2-108. Shane Edwards (48) and James took back control of the game, blasting boundaries at will to power the Kats to an impressive 4-228. Baynton Lions struggled to get their innings off the ground, with Kats opening bowlers Haseeb Riaz and Cameron Nowotny drying up the runs. A clinical performance by the Kats bowling line-up saw wickets fall at regular intervals with Nathan Hudson leading the way with four scalps, while Alex Devitt and Edwards took two wickets each. In the end the total proved too much for Lions who were bowled out for 113 to give Kats a 115-run victory. In the other games, an all Pegs Creek derby saw Pegs Creek 1 crush the Pegs Creek 2 by 102 runs and the Rec Club finished 4-91 to defeat Nickol Hawks by six wickets. Dampier Taverners finished 4-93 to take a six wicket victory over Wickham and Dampier Taverners 2 defeated Baynton Lions by six wickets in Lions’ second game of the round. Meanwhile in the women’s competition, Pegs Creek Crabs survived a scare from Dampier Taverners to remain undefeated after 10 rounds. Batting first, Pegs Creek were restricted to 8-127 from their 20 overs with Jessica Creighton top scoring with 33 from 39 and Kiara Ganzer bagged four wickets for Dampier. Taverners struggled early in reply, before Ganzer let loose with an unbeaten 60 from 51. It was not enough though with regular wickets falling, the Taverners finished on 6-90 giving Crabs a 37-run victory.