Pegs Creek defeat Nickol Hawks in round seven of the West Pilbara Cricket Association 40-over competition

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Pegs Creek's Joshua Vernon
Camera IconPegs Creek's Joshua Vernon Credit: Picture: Alexander Scott

A classy batting performance from TJ Illanperuma guided Pegs Creek to a 78-run victory over Nickol Hawks in round seven of the West Pilbara Cricket Association 40-over competition.

Losing the toss, Pegs Creek were sent in to bat at Karratha Leisureplex.

TJ Illanperuma played a stylish innings at the top of the order scoring 81 of the Pegs total of 6-231.

He was well supported by Josh Vernon and Brandon Riddell, both scoring at nearly a run a ball, 37 and 38 respectively.

Bowling well for Nickol Hawks was in-swinging speedster Kamran Khan, who took 2-36 from eight overs.

Pegs started their bowling innings well, bowling tight lines and building pressure restricting the Nickol Hawks team to 153 all out off 35 overs.

Batting with style and aggregation at the top of the order for the Hawks was Moe Uzair scoring 29, well supported by Khan (39).

The standout performer with the ball for Pegs was Lachlan Seabrook taking 4-15.

He was supported by young speedster Josh Vernon with 3-17 from his eight overs.

The Dampier Taverners 1 defeated the Wickham Wallabies at home after the away team won the toss and batted first.

After losing two quick wickets Jason Mallon (38) and Rob O’Donnell (31) got the Wallabies back on track but once they were removed the rest of the Wallabies batters were quick to fall as they were bowled out for 111.

Jaxon Gordon and Zane Goes each picked up three wickets.

The Taverners’ run chase got off to a wobbly start before Dan Harding (40) and Jayden Lagana (39no) steadied the chase to see the Taverners home by seven wickets

Pegs Creek Crabs 2 hosted Dampier Taverners 2 with the Crabs batting first.

After being on the back foot early being 2-4, Simon Kot played one of the innings of the season, hitting 145 not out off 108 balls to see the Crabs make 6-252 off their 40 overs.

David Gunson recorded 5-49 off seven overs for Taverners 2.

In reply the Taverners put up a solid chase.

Paul Rowe (34), Matt Watts (29) and Adrian D’Cunha (35) made good contributions but it was not enough as Taverners 2 were bowled out for 220 with Boston Geikie taking 4-44 for the Crabs.

The Karratha Kats hosted the Baynton Lions with the away team batting first.

After Amol Virkar (27) got the Lions off to a good start the Lions lost a few wickets before Dayanand Gawade (25) and Yogesh Singh (53) not out got the Lions to 9-171 off their 40 overs.

Brayden Lee took three wickets for the Kats.

The Kats’ chase started well with Patty Richards (25) and Cameron Nowotny making (28) but once those two were removed there was not much support from the rest of the batting line-up.

Yogesh Singh did the damage with the ball for Lions getting 4-14 off 5.5 overs and also getting a double hat-trick by taking the last four wickets of the game in four balls.

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