Opener Sinclair anchors Wanderers run chase

Michael Traill, Taj StubberAlbany Advertiser
Wanderers’ Josef Hebiton celebrates the wicket of Scott Blake.
Camera IconWanderers’ Josef Hebiton celebrates the wicket of Scott Blake. Credit: Liam Croy

Wanderers strung together three consecutive victories in the Great Southern Cricket Association, after seeing off Broomehill by four wickets at Quartermaine Oval last Saturday.

Batting first, the visitors posted a substantial 209-run total for the loss of eight wickets in energy-sapping conditions.

No.3 batsman Steve Irvine led the charge with a 75-run knock, before he was caught by James Barritt off the bowling of Josef Hebiton.

Hebiton finished his nine over spell with figures of 4-17 including three maidens, while Ethan Caldwell remained unbeaten on 47 for Broomehill after their 45 overs.

In response, Wanderers reached the target in 42 overs, finishing on 6-215.

Opener Kyle Sinclair made a solid 59-run contribution, before being dismissed by Sam Richardson (2-37 from nine overs).

Ryan Pontillo chipped in with a quickfire 36 runs, falling victim to Brandon Wise (2-46).

Tyron Pinney (28no) and Callum Froby (30no) combined for a 62-run partnership to push Wanderers past the target.

With the victory Wanderers retain third spot while Broomehill slip out of the top four.

Tambellup hand Australs a hiding

Tambellup maintained their undefeated record with a 10-wicket thrashing of Australs-Woodanilling in round five of the Great Southern Cricket Association last Saturday.

Australs-Woodanilling have failed to win a game this season, while Tambellup have won four and tied one, leaving them in clear air on top of the ladder after five rounds.

If not for their final three batsmen, Australs-Woodanilling would have been bowled out for under 50.

Batting first, their top seven failed to pass double figures as Tambellup’s Nathan Willmott claimed three of the top four batsmen.

Australs-Woodanilling were left at 8-40 before

Zane Watkins (23) and Yaqzhan Benson (23) put on a 27-run partnership.No. 11 Jack Thompson joined Benson at the crease with the score at 9-67.

The pair put on 34 in a gutsy final-wicket stand to push their side to 101 off 30 overs.

Willmott was the pick of the bowlers for

Tambellup, claiming 4-15 from his nine overs, which included four maidens.Tambellup had no problems chasing down the total with openers Jack Taylor (47no) and Jedd Herbert (45no) controlling the innings.

They reached the target in 13.4 overs.

Gilbert and Beech smash River’s unbeaten record

Kendenup have returned to last season’s form, chasing down Frankland River’s imposing total of 200 to win their second game of the Great Southern Cricket Association season on Saturday.

An unbeaten 155-run partnership between Clinton Gilbert (104 no) and Jarred Beech (64 no) guided their side to a dominant win and handed Frankland River their first loss of the season.

Frankland River batted first with opener Dave Carey removed for six before a 113-run partnership between Muhammad Salman and Brian Kent (55) took them to 2-128.

Salman was eventually removed for 66.

They lost two quick wickets before Lee Casson (23) joined Kent at the crease to put on a 46-run stand.

Frankland River lost 4-24 to finish their 45 overs with a total of 7-200.

Darcey Burcham and Gilbert both claimed two wickets for Kendenup.

The reigning premiers had a difficult chase on their hands, and when Burcham was removed 1-12, the pressure was on.

Keegan Berry joined Beech in the middle, adding 24 runs before he was caught.

At 2-48, Gilbert came to the crease and the pair put the foot down.

Gilbert brought up his century as he and Beech put together a commanding partnership to reach 3-203 in just 32 overs.

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