Lions trounce Peg’s Creek in cricket round 3

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Crabs bowler Matt Smith goes after a stray ball as Lions batsman Shamser Singh gets home safe.
Camera IconCrabs bowler Matt Smith goes after a stray ball as Lions batsman Shamser Singh gets home safe. Credit: Pilbara News, Alicia Perera

Round 3 of the West Pilbara Cricket Association’s 20-over competition was played last weekend.

In the first game, the Baynton Lions hosted Peg’s Creek Crabs at the Karratha Leisureplex. The Lions won the toss and batted with an opening partnership of 31 runs.

Amol Virkar continued his superb form and top-scored with 39. A late assault from Shamsher Singh (33) helped the Lions set Peg’s 163 to win.

Amit Shah from the Crabs was the pick of the bowlers with 2-18.

In response, Peg’s Creek did not start strongly but Chris Williams (33) and Matthew Smith (41) put on 60 for the second wicket.

But Aziz Saghar (3-17) and Lokendra Ranawat (3-20) struck to help Lions reg-ister their third win in a row.

In the second game, Wickham hosted Dampier Taverners. Taverners won the toss and batted first, scoring 6-64 in their 20 overs.

Wickham chased down the score and lost four wickets in 12.1 overs.

In the final game of the round, the Rec Club put in a strong batting effort to score 5-168 with the help of opener Brendan Kuiper (41) and Muhammad Uzair (39) against Karratha Kats.

In response, the Kats were all out for 125 in 19 overs.

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