Kot, Riddell clinic drives Pegs Creek 2 to victory in West Pilbara Cricket Association 40 over competition

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Nick Hegan bowling for Pegs Creek 2.
Camera IconNick Hegan bowling for Pegs Creek 2. Credit: Alexander Scott/Pilbara News

A brilliant batting display by Simon Kot and a bowling clinic from Brandon Riddell powered Pegs Creek 2 to victory over the Baynton Lions in round three of the West Pilbara Cricket Association season.

The round three clash of the 40 over competition took place at Karratha Leisureplex on October 15 with Baynton winning the toss and electing to bat.

The decision would prove costly, with quick wickets falling, leaving the batting side struggling at 4-36.

Amritpal Singh made 17 in a hard-fought innings.
Camera IconAmritpal Singh made 17 in a hard-fought innings. Credit: Alexander Scott/Pilbara News

Wickets continued to fall despite a classy innings by middle order batsman Beant Singh (21) and some late power hitting helped the Lions, who were dismissed for 124 in the 32nd over.

Riddell starred with the ball, snaring 4-18 from his 5.1 overs, while Sam O’Hare and Nick Hegan chipped in with two wickets each.

Needing just 125 runs from 40 overs to win, Pegs got off to a shaky start, losing both openers cheaply to have the side stumble at 2-15.

However, a brilliant innings from Kot steadied the run chase.

Kot smashed 78 runs, including 12 fours and two sixes, from just 52 deliveries.

Nick Hegan bowling.
Camera IconNick Hegan bowling. Credit: Alexander Scott/Pilbara News

In the end Pegs Creek 2 chased down the total with ease, finishing 4-126 to defeat Baynton Lions by six wickets.

Meanwhile, the Rec Club proved too strong for Wickham, securing a 70-run victory on the back of a dominant bowling and batting display.

Rec Club batted first with Richard Anderson (43) and Cooper Richardson (55) steering the side to an imposing 6-227.

Wickham got off to a flying start before opener Jade Johnson was dismissed to leave the side 1-47.

Pegs celebrating a wicket.
Camera IconPegs celebrating a wicket. Credit: Alexander Scott/Pilbara News

Three more wickets followed in quick succession, with Wickham faltering at 4-102.

Wickets continued to tumble with the side bundled out for 157.

Pegs Creek 1 demolished Dampier Taverners 2 by 199 runs in a stunning performance.

Pegs blasted their way to 5-262 before skittling Taverners 2 for just 63.

In the final game of the round, Dampier Taverners 1 defeated Nickol Hawks by 24 runs, 179 to 155.

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