MGCC player James Kirwan took six wickets for 18 runs off nine overs in the male 2nd grade match against Fremantle.

James Kirwan stars with the ball

Midland Guildford Cricket Club finished the weekend with more wins than losses.
October 26, 2023
Joshua McKenzie

MIDLAND Guildford Cricket Club’s senior male sides faced Fremantle on Saturday, as captain Keaton Critchell led the way for the Male 1st with 114 runs in 117 balls for a 17-run win.

Critchell’s performance saw the 1st grade finish with 5-283 to Fremantle’s 10-266.

The male 2nd grade victory saw Jordan Roads score 81 runs from 71, before James Kirwan starred with the ball with figures of six wickets for 18 runs from nine overs in, leading to a 35-run win 9-178 over Fremantle’s 10-143.

The male 3rd grade side narrowly lost 7-198 to 8-200, while the male 4th grade secured a close one-wicket victory 9-168 to 7-164.

In some difficult matches against Subiaco-Floreat on Sunday, both the male 1st and 2nd grades suffered defeats.

The 1st grade lost by seven wickets, as they fell 10-186, with SFCC finishing 3-187.

The 2nd grade went 6-231 while SFCC finished at 7-265.

The female A-grade (10-106) secured a 13-run win against Wanneroo (10-93), while the female B-grade (7-74) won by three wickets against Melville 8-72.

The male U17 won by three wickets against Claremont-Nedlands after outstanding performances from Hunter Wills (94 from 106) and Harry Giancono (72 not out from 83) in the run chase.     

The U15 10-96 lost to Claremont Nedlands 10-220 and 8-61.

Despite Jorja Bittner taking three wickets for just 15 runs the female U17 side (10-76) lost by 31-runs to Rockingham-Mandurah (7-107).

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