Midland Guildford Cricket Club player Callan Hill (59 off 56) helped chase the target set by Mount Lawley in their 3rd grade match.

Midland Guildford 1st grade post powerful win

Dylan Sharman and Austin Thomas were standouts with the bat, before bowlers Justin Kandiah and Josh Nicholas tore through the opposition top order.
January 18, 2024
Joshua McKenzie

THE Midland Guildford Cricket Club senior male sides won their fixtures in all four grades against Mount Lawley with the male 1st grade players putting on a dominant display to win by 190 runs after posting 9-267 and dismissing their opponents for 77.

Dylan Sharman (71 runs off 92 balls) and Austin Thomas (64 off 65) were the standouts with the bat, before Justin Kandiah (4-6 off 4.3 overs) and Josh Nicholas (2-14 off five overs) tore through the opposition top order, as Keaton Critchell also took three wickets for 15 runs off four overs in what was a complete performance.

After some initial struggles in the male 2nd grade, the side recovered from 5-64 to finish the innings on 231.

A 114-run partnership for the sixth wicket between Max Bittner (53 off 69) and Josh Vernon (57 off 67) was crucial in posting a target of 232 for the opposition.

Vernon and Matt Harben were the standouts with the ball as they took 4-32 and 3-28 respectively, their efforts helping to dismiss Mount Lawley for 209 in a 22 run victory for the side.

The male 3rd grade side were asked to field first in their fixture against the same opposition, with all bowlers contributing towards restricting Mount Lawley to 7-177 off their 45 overs.

Jacob Heslop was the most impressive bowler on the day with two wickets for just 15 runs off his nine overs.

Jack Kelly (62 not out off 98) anchored the run chase alongside Calan Hill (59 off 56) as they chased the target comfortably with six wickets and 8.4 overs to spare.

It was somewhat less straightforward for the male 4th grade as they were bowled out for 180; Daniel Barrington was the top scorer with 42 off 66.

Dylan Clements and Matt Olsen took two wickets each, while Ethan Ozanne took 3-19 off six overs to help dismiss their opponents for 139 and secure a 41-run win.

The male U17 and male U15 teams played T20 matches against Mount Lawley, with the U17 winning by nine wickets after a comprehensive display which saw them dismiss their opponents for a total of just 67.

The under U15 were only able to restrict their opposition to 6-104 and fell 35 runs short in a challenging run chase.

The male U14 kept their season alive after a 69-run victory over Bayswater Morley, while the male U13 remain top of the table after beating the same opposition by 12 runs.

The female A grade faced a difficult challenge against Melville and after posting 9-213 they were unable to take regular wickets as they would ultimately lose by seven wickets.

It was a similar story in the female B grade as they also struggled to take wickets often enough, finishing their batting innings at 8-145 as South Perth chased the target with four wickets to spare.

The female U17 were victorious by 25 runs against South Perth after making 147 and dismissing their opponents for 122.

Tiffany Exell was the main contributor with the bat as she made 50 off 86, before Jorja Bittner took 3-20 off six overs to be the best of the bowlers.

In the female U14 Melville made 4-80 off their 20 overs in what proved to be short of what was required as Midland Guildford chased the target with five wickets and 6.1 overs to spare.

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