Wickham, Pegs Creek sharing WPCA T20 mantle halfway through the season

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Pegs Creek’s Shreyas Desale.
Camera IconPegs Creek’s Shreyas Desale. Credit: Sarah Makse/Pilbara News

Wickham Wallabies and Pegs Creek are tied for first place on the ladder at the halfway point of the season after wins in the latest round of the West Pilbara Cricket Association T20 competition.

Pegs Creek took on Dampier Taveners at Windy Ridge Oval on February 24 with Pegs electing to bat first.

Dampier struck early removing the dangerous Lachy Seabrook for three runs to have the batting side at 1-4

A 43-run partnership between Tharindu Ilanperuma and Simon Kot steadied the side before a quickfire 57 off 33 balls by Reece Griffiths powered Pegs to a defendable 7-140.

Dampier’s Jake Trewin was the stand-out bowler with three wickets while Casey Moy, Daniel Harding and James O’Brien all chipped in with one scalp each.

In reply, Pegs bowlers showed off their class taking wickets at regular intervals to stifle Dampier’s batting, with the home side limping home to 9-90 to give Pegs the 50-run victory.

Meanwhile, Wickham Wallabies dominated the struggling Baynton Lions, skittling them for 31 runs to secure a 63-run victory.

Batting first, Wickham struggled for runs but hung tough through Deon Carr’s crucial 30-run innings to bat out their overs and finish at 6-90.

With a low total to defend, the Wallabies bowlers were under the pump but a rampant Brooke Ball proved unplayable.

In just 2.2 overs Ball ripped through the Lions batters taking 4-4 while Matt Parker and Jade Johnson both grabbed two wickets apiece as Baynton capitulated under the all-out bowling attack.

The final game of the round saw Nickol Hawks edge out Karratha Kats by nine runs in a nailbiter.

Batting first, Hawks opener Christy Alenchery (69) guided his team to a dominant position of 6-161 while Conor Smith was the stand-out bowler with 2-18.

The Kats’ run chase got off to a strong start by opener Harvey Golding (55) despite wickets falling around him but the Kat’s momentum stalled when he castled leaving his side at 6-124.

The Kats continued to try and chase down the total but the lower order were left with too much to do and finished nine runs short on 7-152.

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