Nunn, Ball bowling clinic powers Wickham to victory over Baynton Lions

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Craig Nunn appeals for an LWB.
Camera IconCraig Nunn appeals for an LWB. Credit: Alexander Scott/Pilbara News

Wickham secured their first win of the season with a dominant win against Baynton Lions after Craig Nunn and Brooke Ball caused tore through Lions’ batting line-up.

Lions won the toss and batted first at Karratha Leisureplex on November 5, for round six of the West Pilbara Cricket Association men’s 40-over competition.

Ball quickly took two wickets in the third over to leave the batting side struggling on 2/17 before Nunn took three wickets in the next over to rip apart the Lions’ batting line-up at 5/17.

Regular wickets continued as the batting side tried to put up a defensible total, but in the end were skittled just 53 runs in the 21st over.

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Nunn was the stand-out bowler with 4/6 while Ball took 3/30 and Amritpal Singh was the top scorer for Lions with a hard-fought 14.

In reply, Wickham made easy work of the run chase despite losing two wickets, finishing 2/56 in the 11th over.

Meanwhile, Nickol Hawks defeated Dampier Taverners 2 by 26 runs in a closely contested game.

Batting first, Hawks made it to a dominant 206 on the back of a 73 run innings by Mudassar Tazneem. Paul Rowe took four wickets to stop the Hawks from getting to a higher score.

Rowe backed up his bowling efforts with a massive 94-run innings to try to steer Dampier to victory. However, the side were unable to maintain the required run rate and were restricted to 6/180 from their 40 overs.

Ali Hassan was the standout bowler with four wickets for the Hawks.

In the final game of the round Dampier Taverners 1 defeated Pegs Creek 2 by a massive 127 runs in a one-sided affair.

Batting first, Dampier posted a massive 249 runs on the back of Greg Shirley (107) and Cameron Gordon (58) to put the side in a dominant position.

Pegs’ run chase never got going with the Taverners taking regular wickets, dismissing the batting side for just 122.

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