Lions home and Hawks fly to top

Nick LewisPilbara News
A Pegs Creek batter edging to the wicket keeper
Camera IconA Pegs Creek batter edging to the wicket keeper Credit: Pictures: Alexander Scott

Round 10 of the West Pilbara Cricket Association 40-over competition started with Baynton Lions hosting Dampier Taverners at Karratha Leisureplex.

The Taverners won the toss and batted first, looking for the win that would seal the top spot on the ladder for the finals.

The Taverners’ openers got off to a good start, with Mark Saunders on 32 and Ben Lynn on 52 before the Lions were able to take a couple of wickets.

This brought Wayne Ritzema, 75, and Dan Harding, 55, together, and they were able to guide the Taverners to 6 for 237 off their 40 overs.

The pick of the Lions bowlers was Ishan Arandara with 3-39 off his six overs.

The Lions’ chase started badly, losing a wicket in the first over, which brought to the crease Lokendra Ranawat, who made a quick-fire 42 off 26 while Dayanand Gawade made a steady 55.

The Taverners were able to take a few quick wickets, but Jignesh Patel’s 55 not out and Ishan Arandara’s 38 not out were able to see the Lions home.

Rec Club hosted Karratha Kats, with the Kats winning the toss and electing to bowl first, which was the right call as all four of the Kats bowlers picked up wickets as they rolled Rec Club for 47.

Nickol Hawks took on Pegs Creek Crabs. The Crabs won the toss and batted first, but Nickol come out on fire taking four quick wickets before Sam King, 20, and Jarod Hollemans, 16, put up some solid defence, but once the Hawks removed these two, they were able to keep the Crabs to 95 with Muhammad Khan 3-22 off his four overs.

The Hawks chased the target down within 16 overs with Ali Ishaqma, 30, and Mudassar Tanzeem 43 not out, making the runs and finishing top of the ladder.

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