Kats jump to second after win over Taverners 1, Pegs Creek remain undefeated in West Pilbara Cricket

Sam JonesPilbara News
Karratha Kats’ Jackson Davey.
Camera IconKarratha Kats’ Jackson Davey. Credit: Supplied.Alex Scott

An all-round performance from Karratha Kats saw the side cruise to a 37-run victory over Dampier Taverners 2 in the West Pilbara Cricket Association T20 competition.

Dampier won the toss on February 25 and sent Kats in to bat at Millars Well Oval, with opener Jackson Davey hitting a quickfire 20 from 10 deliveries before he was dismissed.

Solid starts from Shane Edwards, Michael James and Cody Bone steered the Kats to a solid 8-146 at the end of the innings.

Murphy Watts was the pick of the Dampier bowlers with 3-22 from two overs.

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Dampier’s run chase began with a stumble when James dismissed Zane Goes for a three-ball duck in the opening over.

However, opener Kade Rowe dug in to hit a determined 48 from 56 before he was dismissed to leave his side limping at 7-88.

In the end, Dampier limped home to finish 8-109, with Kats winning by 37 runs.

Meanwhile, Pegs Creek 1 skittled Rec Club for just 37 on the back of a five-wicket haul from Daniel Beier.

A Lachlan Seabrook masterclass of 40 from just nine balls, including five sixes, saw Pegs race to a 10-wicket victory in the second over, finishing 0-43.

Nickol Hawks (4-132) defeated Baynton Lions (8-128) by six wickets.

Hawks were in control throughout the contest, restricting their opponents to just 128 before chasing down the total with five balls to spare.

In their second game of the round, Karratha Kats downed Dampier Taverners 1 with a powerful display of bowling and batting.

Kats made 4-162 with Edwards top scoring with 71 before the side skittled Dampier Taverners 1 for 89, with Michael James snaring 4-13.

A dominant knock from Simon Kott (82) powered Pegs Creek 2 to a 20-run victory over the Rec Club.

And in the final game of the round, Wickham defeated Nickol Hawks 3-138 to 135 to win by seven wickets.

The Kats wins mean they move into second place on the ladder, leapfrogging Taverners 1 in third.

Pegs Creek 1 are sitting pretty at the top of the ladder, ahead by eight points thanks to their undefeated season so far.

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