Pegs Creek seal West Pilbara Cricket title, losing just one wicket in dominant display
Pegs Creek have secured the West Pilbara Cricket Association title with a commanding win over the Dampier Taverners — losing just one wicket on their way to victory.
Dampier elected to bat first after winning the toss, with openers Adrian D’Cunha and Jake Leahy managing 29 runs a piece to set their back order up for a cruisy evening.
But it was some teasing balls from Pegs Creek bowler Anthony Brokate which proved too tempting for the Taverners batsmen, with both D’Cunha and Leahy falling to catches off Brokate’s bowling.
Casey Moy, the Taverners’ third bat, suffered the same fate — airing an easy catch on just the second ball he faced to walk for a duck.
Fourth in the order, Cameron Gordon, was the stand-out player for the Taverners, slowly making a total of 47 off 80 balls as the rest of the Taverners order fell for just 22 runs to see the total set at 8/137.
Despite the respectable total, it was quick work for the in-form Creek batsmen, with openers Dean Whiteford and Jordan Perkusich taking just over an hour to dispatch 127 runs.
While Whiteford was able to carry his bat, an audacious attempt from Perkusich saw him caught by James O’Brien.
It took just 13 overs and one wicket for Pegs Creek to surpass the Taverners total and seal the West Pilbara Cricket Association title.
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