Lions beat the Crabs in round 6

Lokendra RanawatPilbara News
Karratha Leisureplex.
Camera IconKarratha Leisureplex. Credit: Pilbara News, Tom Zaunmayr

In the first match of Friday’s round 6 of the West Pilbara Cricket Association’s 20-over comp, the Peg’s Creek Crabs hosted Baynton Lions at Karratha Leisureplex.

Crabs batted first on the Leisureplex outfield, but lost opener Chris Williams for a duck to Lions speedster Shamsher Singh in the first over.

Singh took Crabs blaster Lachlan Seabrook in his next over and got Pegs down to 4-23 in the first six overs.

Leg spinner Nilesh Patel took four wickets and finished with 4 for 14 in four overs, on his way to cleaning up the rest of the Crabs’ batsmen.

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Crabs were all out in 19 overs for 73 runs and in response, fired back with the ball, taking two early wickets in the first six overs.

A steady partnership between Amritpal Singh (19 runs) and Dayanand Gawade (21) took Lions to the safe position.

Jignesh Patel (9 not out) and Aziz Sagar (10 not out) finished with five overs to spare.

In the round’s second game, the Kats hosted the Dampier Taverners at Millars Well Oval.

The Taverners won the toss and elected to bat first.

Kats struck early and took opener Wayne Ritzema for a duck, but skipper Mark Saunders quickly fired off 51 runs to keep the momentum going on the other end.

Brandon Ridell (24) took Dampier to a respectable 116 in 20 overs.

Tom Spoljaric was the pick of Kats’ bowlers for Kats, finishing with the figure of 3/19 in his 4 overs.

In response, Kats lost an early wicket to Dean Slattery for six runs before a second wicket partnership between skipper Brayden Lee (23) runs) and Mitch Inglis (40 runs) saw them score 49 runs together.

With the help of Troy Webster (33 runs), they helped Kats to chase the score with ease.

In the third game, Rec Club hosted Wickham at Bulgarra Oval.

Wickham scored 119-6, and Rec Club were all out for 83 in 20 overs.

Wickham batted first and scored 119 with the loss of six wickets.

Shane Edwards scored 43 and Michael James scored 15.

The pick of the bowlers for Rec Club was Muhammad Uzair with 2/7 in 4 overs.

In response, Rec Club was all-out for 83 in 20 overs.

Jacob Innamorati top-scored with 31 runs for Rec Club.

The pick of the bowlers for Wickham was Daniel Carse (4 /17 in 4 overs) and Broke Ball (3/12 in 4 overs).

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