Mariners home on Ugle ton

Joe SarseroSound Telegraph
Dane Ugle’s century powered the Mariners to their sixth victory of the season.
Camera IconDane Ugle’s century powered the Mariners to their sixth victory of the season.

Rockingham-Mandurah claimed an important victory against fellow Western Australian Premier Cricket top-six aspirant University last Saturday at Lark Hill.

Dane Ugle’s century powered the Mariners to their sixth victory of the season and now sees them just half a game away from the top six with three rounds remaining.

The first grade was 1-26 requiring another 167 runs on resumption of play on day two.

The top order all got starts to aid Ugle as he put on 47 with stalwart Nick Willis and 53 with captain Craig Simmons.

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Ugle’s first century of the season and the fifth of his career came from 165 deliveries and featured 12 fours and a six. The middle order all-rounder was dismissed for 111 and Jordan Clark added a rapid 39 to see the Mariners to 272 in reply to the Students’ 192.

Tyler Robertson knocked up a magnificent 201 not out in second grade’s fifth win of the season at James Oval.

His 307-ball stay included 18 boundaries.

Rockingham-Mandurah piled on 6-393 after bowling Uni out for 191 in a dominant performance as opener Kai Harrison (43), Adam France (51) and Joel Marion (44) all joined the party thrown by Robertson.

Third grade reluctantly gave up first-innings points.

Despite a meagre first innings of 106, they struck back with the ball to roll Uni for 151.

The wickets were shared by the attack with two wickets apiece for Ryan O’Keeffe, Jordan Brokate, Chris Sherwin and Shaun Guppy.

The Mariners finished their second innings at 5-84, absorbing 49 overs of the Students’ pressure to stave off an outright loss.

That fate did await the fourth grade at UWA Sports Park, however, after the hosts took the first innings points before declaring at 4-202.

The visitors made 146 in the first dig but folded for 59 second time around, leaving Uni to polish off the two runs for outright points.

Rockingham-Mandurah’s women just missed out on the win against Midland-Guildford in the round 10 T20 match at Lark Hill.

The Mariners batted first to score 8-65 and put in a terrier-like performance to defend the total before the Swans secured the victory in the 18th over.

Damien Burrage peeled off 93 in the under-17s’ huge chase-down of Centurions’ 6-219 at Lark Hill.

Rockingham-Mandurah amassed 6-269 on the back of Burrage’s knock, as well as the input of Nathan Howell’s 61 with six towering maximums.

Declan Boston made a gritty 42 not out as the under-15s were defeated by Centurions at Belridge.

The hosts had the wood over the Mariners from the start of the match with 9-236 before bowling the Mariners out for 106 and 1-40.

On Saturday the Mariners first grade head to Burrendah Reserve to tackle the Willetton Dragons.

On Sunday, the women clash with Melville at Tompkins Park and the junior boys host Gosnells at Lark Hill in the afternoon.

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