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Taverners 1 cruise to victory over Baynton Lions in WPCA 40-over competition

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Dampiers' Greg Shirley led with the bat and the ball.
Camera IconDampiers' Greg Shirley led with the bat and the ball. Credit: Alexander Scott/Pilbara News

Dampier Taverners 1 have cruised to a 78-run victory over Baynton Lions in round eight of the West Pilbara Cricket Association 40-over competition.

Taverners 1 batted first at the Karratha Leisureplex on November 19 and were off to a shaky start after both openers were dismissed to leave the side at 2-36.

First drop Greg Shirley (76) came to the crease and made steady work of rebuilding Dampier’s innings.

With support from Cameron Gordon (29) and Leroy McCawley (54), Dampier was able to power their way back to a dominant position, posting 8-246 from their 40 overs.

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Dayanand Gawade was the standout bowler with four wickets.

In reply, Guggu Sidhu (55) and Aditya Shelake (41) did their best to steer Baynton to the required total but wickets falling regularly hindered their run rate.

Eventually Baynton were dismissed for 168 in the 35th over.

Shirley was the standout of the bowlers with four wickets.

In other round eight games, ladder leaders Pegs Creek 1 defeated Karratha Kats by 30 runs.

Pegs batted first and made their way to 8-206 from their innings, with Jordan Perkusich top-scoring with 55 from just 51 deliveries.

Kats gave it their all in reply and looked set to chase down the total before a collapse of 7-30 saw the side bundled out for 176.

Dampier Taverners 2 defeated Rec Club by six wickets after chasing down the target with just one ball to spare.

Rec Club set a target of 6-231 after Richard Anderson carried his bat for an unbeaten 101.

A thrilling final over saw Taverners win by six wickets after scoring the winning runs with just one ball left in the game to finish on 4-232.

Nickol Hawks (9-244) defeated Wickham (7-185) by 59 runs.

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