Super Seabrook helps Crabs to win over Lions
A second-straight T20 century from Lachlan Seabrook and three-wicket haul from Alex Fitzmaurice helped Pegs Creek Crabs to a 25-run win over Baynton Lions last weekend.
After turning on the fireworks at the recent Country Cup, Crabs openers Daniel Carse (13) and Grant Butler (16) were key wickets for the Lions’ bowlers. There was jubilation as both fell early — caught Lokendra Ranawat and bowled Shamsher Singh — to lofted shots down the off side.
Seabrook came to the crease with the Crabs at 1-15 and began getting on top of the bowlers from the get-go.
As was the case in his first-round 124 not out, Seabrook found plenty of gaps through and over the off side field on his way to a career-best 129no.
Wickets continued to fall down the other end, with Singh claiming 4-15, but Seabrook’s efforts steered the Crabs to 9-191.
The Lions got off to a poor start in response, losing 4-20 courtesy of some quality line and length bowling from Fitzmaurice (3-26) and Carse (1-6).
The middle order managed to pick up some momentum, but time was against them as six overs had already been soaked up with little reward.
Jignesh Patel (32no) and Singh (31no) kept at it, but could not lift the run rate.
The Lions ended the night at 6-166.
Out at Windy Ridge, Dampier Taverners cruised to a seven-wicket win over Karratha Kats.
The Kats struggled to 8-129, hindered by a tight 4-19 spell from James O’Brien.
Skipper Matthew Ainsbury then guided the home side across the finish line with a classy 61no.
At Bulgarra, Rec Club just held on for a five-wicket win over Wickham. The Reccers were bowled out for 84, with Wickham’s Nicholas Lewis picking up 5-15.
Needing a perfect bowling and fielding effort, the home side delivered, as Wickham struggled for momentum.
Scott Atkinson top-scored with 37, but the Warriors could only manage 5-83 off 20 overs.
The weekend results mean every team except the Kats sits on one win each.
Taverners and Crabs will face off at Windy Ridge this weekend and Wickham will travel to Millars Well to face the Kats.
The Lions will take on Rec Club in Baynton.
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