Kats keep pressure on Taverners for victory

Nick LewisPilbara News
Rec Club batsman Damien Lalor.
Camera IconRec Club batsman Damien Lalor. Credit: Pictures: Caitlyn Watts

Karratha Kats hosted Dampier Taverners 1 to start the third round of the West Pilbara Cricket Association T20 competition.

With the away team winning the toss and batting, the Kats were able to keep pressure on with the ball, with a slow run rate and regular wickets.

The Kats kept the Taverners to 8-90 off 20 overs, with Dan Harding and Jayden Lagana the only batsmen reaching double figures.

With the ball, the Taverners took three early wickets but it was not enough as Matt Cust and Michael James were able to ensure the Kats got over the line.

Jaxon Gordon picked up two wickets for the Taverners.

Baynton Lions travelled to Wickham to play the Wallabies, with the Lions winning the toss and electing to bowl.

This seemed to be the right call as the Lions had the Wallabies in all sorts at 4-9.

The Lions kept the pressure on with the ball, with only Steve Yalden putting up any fight with the bat for the Wallabies, who ended with 6-63 off their 20 overs. Shamsher Singh did the damage with the ball, picking up three wickets.

The Lions took the chase steady, with Amol Virkar making 36 and the team reached the target with five overs left.

Beau Tann and Jonte Brown picked up a wicket each for the Wallabies.

Pegs Creek Crabs hosted Rec Club at the Leisureplex, where Pegs were able to get two early wickets before Damien Lalor and Marucs Goddard steadied for Rec Club.

Once the Crabs were able to break that partnership, they restricted Rec Club to 9-90 off their 20 overs, with Sunny Yadav, Lachlan Seabrook and Aaron Faneco each claiming two wickets.

The Crabs were able to make light work of the chase and met the target with six overs left. Damien Lalor picked up 2-12 with the ball for Rec Club.

In the final match, Dampier Taverners 2 hosted the Nickol Hawks, where Taverners had the Hawks 7-69, with only Muhammad Uzair putting up any early fight.

Clint Pollock and Aziz Saghar put on a late partnership to see the Hawks make 9-125 for their innings.

The Hawks were able to keep the pressure on with the ball by picking up regular wickets and keeping the runs down.

Only Adrian D’Cunha and Jarvis Hurley made double figures as the Hawks kept the Taverners to 8-89 off their 20 overs.

Karman Khan picked up 3-14 off four overs for the Hawks.

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