Midland Guildford U14 secure grand final spot

Both the female A and B sides posted victories as well, while the U13s perfect season was cut short after a loss to Willeton.
February 22, 2024
Joshua McKenzie

THE Midland Guildford male U14 have secured a spot in the grand final this weekend while the male U13 perfect season fell agonisingly short after a loss to Willetton in their semi-final.

Travelling to Rockingham Mandurah for their semi-final clash, Midland Guildford U14 day began with them losing the toss and being asked to field first.

Throughout their bowling innings they managed to continue to fight for momentum with their opposition as they took 7-64 to close out the innings and restrict their opponents to 9/205 off their 50 overs.

Vice-captain Dylan Wood was the best bowler on the day with 3-28 off eight overs, while captain Mohit Malviya (56 off 81) and Cooper Forsyth (60 off 89) were the key contributors during the run chase to put the side in a winning position.

Jai Diepeveen (33 not out off 24) would go on to hit the winning runs as the team would eclipse the target of 206 with seven balls to spare.

As a result, the team will face Subiaco Floreat in their grand final at Burrendah Park this weekend.

Meanwhile, after an undefeated regular season, the male U13 unfortunately fell just short of reaching the grand final after a loss to Willetton at home in their semi-final.

After electing to bat first, the side struggled at times to find momentum in their innings with captain Kyle Taylor (34 off 58) and vice-captain Parker Byfield (46 off 81) making the only notable scores.

They finished the innings on 6-150 from their 40 overs and found it to be a difficult total to defend.

Orson Bennett was the standout bowler for the side with figures of 2-14 off six overs in what would finish as a six-wicket loss with 10.4 overs remaining.

The senior female sides for Midland Guildford Cricket Club played their latest round of one-day fixtures this weekend, with both the female A and B sides posting victories.

The female A grade played Melville in a top of the table clash in which they were looking to bounce back from their defeat against Wanneroo.

After losing the toss and being asked to bat first, an opening 130-run partnership between Ines McKeon (73 runs off 61 balls) and Morgan Pires (55 off 77) set the foundation for the innings, leading to a 158-run victory.

In the female B grade match against Melville, the side dominated in the second innings with Emma Wilson (3-11 off eight overs) and Brodie Stewart (2-5 off five overs) being the best bowlers in a display that saw them dismiss their opponents for a total of just 40 runs in a crushing 86-run victory.

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