THE attention was on the one-day matches by the Midland Guildford Cricket Club female and junior male sides as the senior male sides began their two-day fixtures over the weekend.
The female A grade secured their second victory in the 50 over format so far this season with a closely contested three wicket win over Subiaco Floreat.
The wickets were evenly spread amongst the various bowlers used with Ashlee King being the standout, taking three wickets for just 18 runs off 6.4 overs, as Makayla Hendry and captain Shay Manolini both took two wickets each as well.
This effort in the field dismissed their opponents for 151, with the side chasing down the target with three wickets and 17 overs to spare.
Kelsi Brennan top scored with 37 runs off 43 balls, while Morgan Pires (24 off 43) and Manolini (22 off 36) also making key contributions towards the chase.
It was a far more comfortable win for the female B grade who pick up their first points in the one-day stage of the season after beating Perth by six wickets.
After electing to bowl first, they dismissed their opponents for a total of just 74 runs with Sophie Brown taking 3-19 off eight overs.
Maddison Briggs was the only other bowler with multiple wickets, taking two wickets for just five runs off four overs.
Emily Allen (23 off 39) and Justine Hayward-Janney (27 off 28) were the top scorers in the run chase which saw the side finish with 25.1 overs to spare and with six wickets in hand.
In the female U17 match against Perth, it was another strong bowling performance that paved the way for a dominant win.
Kaitlyn Magistro was the star with the ball as she took four wickets for 17 runs off 5.2 overs. Abby Howes and Sharna Abbott both took two wickets as well in a solid display from the entire team which saw their opponents bowled out for just 84 runs.
During the run chase, Magistro was also the highest scorer with 21 off 42, while Tiffany Exell and Madison King both finished not out on 19 and 17 respectively – resulting in a straightforward five wicket victory with 17.2 overs to spare.
The male U14 enjoyed a thumping victory over Mount Lawley after their bowlers ripped through the opposition top order leaving them 6-27 and later 8-52, before a recovery saw them bowled out for 107.
Aravind Anoop was the leading wicket taker with three wickets for just eight runs off 6.1 overs – with four of those maidens.
The clinical display with the bat was led by captain Mohit Malviya who scored his maiden century for the club with 107 off 112.
Hamish Saunders (43 off 77) and Cooper Forsyth (63 not out from 84) also made valuable contributions during the run chase, helping the side finish on 2-248 from their 50 overs.
The male U13 also pulled off a successful run chase for Midland Guildford in their match against Mt Lawley.
Jak Reekie took 3-9 off six overs as the side restricted their opponents to 7-132.
Kyle Taylor was the star with the bat – he scored 70 runs off 81 balls to propel the team to victory.
In response to the target of 133, the side would finish with 4-171 off their 40 overs to win the match and put themselves in a strong position with one match remaining before finals.