Peg’s Creek Crabs coast to a win against Baynton Lions

Lokendra RanawatPilbara News
Cricket in the Pilbara.
Camera IconCricket in the Pilbara. Credit: Pilbara News, Tom Zaunmayr

In round four of the West Pilbara Cricket Association 40-over competition, Pegs Creek Crabs hosted Baynton Lions at Karratha Lesiureplex.

The Crabs won the toss and elected to bat first. Ishan Arandara took two early wickets in his second over before Lachlan Seabrook scored 61 runs of 52 balls with three massive sixes.

The main highlight of the Crabs innings was Jordan Perkusich’s unbeaten 118 of 111 balls with 15 fours and two sixes.

Perkusich batted superbly well and took apart Lions Bowling, helping to get Pegs Creek to 9-206 in their 40 overs. The only highlight for Lions was Shamsher Singh finishing with4-36.

The Lions started poorly again and lost a couple early wickets before Anil Sharma (22) and Muhammad Khan (21) provided some stability.

Pegs Creek’s bowlers struck again and kept taking wickets at regular intervals as the Lions folded for only 117.

In the second game, Wickham hosted Karratha Kats at Wickham Oval and posted 5-245 on the back of Lachlan Smith’s 69 runs and Brayden Reynolds’ 68.

Scott Atkinson (27) and skipper Shane Edward (30) added support.

Brendan Blizzard 1-38 and Patrick Richards 1-39 were the pick of bowlers for Kats. In reply, Kats started the chase steadily but Michael James (2-14) and Shane Edwards (3-10 off five overs) led the rout as Kats were all out for 112.

Wickham remain undefeated so far this season.

In the final game, the Rec Club put in a strong batting effort against the Dampier Taverners to score 5-208 with the help of opener Rodney Jamieson (31) and Muhammad Uzair (61). James O’Brien took 2-38 for Taverners.

In reply, Dampier started steadily but destructive bowling from Muhammad Uzair (4-18)and Brendan Kuiper (3-18) cleaned them up in 27 overs with a score of 85 runs.

Rec Club recorded their first win in 40-over cricket this season.

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