Kats notch first T20 win over Wickham

Tom ZaunmayrPilbara News
Karratha Kats cruised to victory against Wickham Warriors at Millars Well last Friday night.
Camera IconKarratha Kats cruised to victory against Wickham Warriors at Millars Well last Friday night. Credit: Pilbara News, Tom Zaunmayr

Karratha Kats have registered their first win of the T20 season with a seven-wicket victory over Wickham Warriors in Millars Well.

Wickham opted to bat first but were quickly found wanting, slumping to 4-16 in a matter of overs.

The middle order hurried through a few extra runs but the wickets came thick and fast as Wickham were bundled out for 50 off 17 overs.

In reply, the Kats chased down the target in 12 overs.

Paceman Lachlan Smith charges in to bowl.
Camera IconPaceman Lachlan Smith charges in to bowl. Credit: Pilbara News

A three-wicket haul from Warriors paceman Lachlan Smith (3-16) was the one highlight for the visiting side.

Out at Windy Ridge, Pegs Creek Crabs turned the screws on Dampier Taverners, cruising to a 10-wicket win to propel them to the top of the table.

The Taverners battled to 6-110, led by skipper Matthew Ainsbury (35) and Mark Saunders (33).

The home side were stifled by some miserly bowling on both ends for the whole innings, with Brent O’Dea (3-15) and Lachlan Seabrook (2-13) impressing.

The Kats record their first victory for the T20 season.
Camera IconThe Kats record their first victory for the T20 season. Credit: Pilbara News

It was then over to big-hitting Crabs openers Daniel Carse (74no) and Grant Butler (27no) to bring the game home.

The duo showed little mercy to the Taverners bowlers as they cruised to 112 off 8.1 overs.

In Baynton West, the Rec Club notched its second win with a 19-run win over Baynton Lions.

The Rec Club batted first and, with contributions from each batsman, posted 3-160 off 20 overs.

Shane Miles top-scored with 45, while VK Rajput’s 2-30 kept the scoring in check.

For the second week in a row, the Lions lost quick wickets early, slumping to 2-3 before Rajput (23) and Muhammad Khan (21) breathed new life into the home side’s innings.

Both fell as the match hung in the balance, leaving Jignesh Patel (32) to bat with the tail end to save the match.

After a good innings with the bat, Miles (5-10) stepped up with ball in hand, taking three crucial wickets to tear through Patel’s partners.

The Lions made it to 141 before losing their final wicket in the last over of the match.

The Lions will have their third straight home game against the Taverners this weekend, while Pegs Creek will travel to Wickham and the Rec Club will take on the Kats in Bulgarra.

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