Ugle century puts Mariners in box seat
Rockingham-Mandurah ran Perth around Lark Hill on day one of their Round 14 WA Premier Cricket fixture last Saturday.
Dane Ugle’s second century in three matches propelled the Mariners to 333 and puts them in the box seat for a seventh win for the 2017-18 season.
Batting at No.5, Ugle strode to the crease at 3-80 and joined forces with Nick Willis (35) for a 76-run fifth-wicket partnership. The right-hander was second-last out for 118 from 169 balls, with eight fours and two sixes.
Damien Burrage (47) combined with Ugle in the key passage of the day, progressing the score from 6-191 to 7-287.
Joel Marion struck late in second grade’s match against the Demons to give them a glimmer of hope at Fletcher Park. The tall left-armer took 3-9 from seven overs to set the home team back at 3-70.
Rockingham-Mandurah could only make 150 after being sent in, with opener Matthew Edwards top scoring with 48.
Only 80 runs separate the sides and the Mariners bowlers will need to have a rampant first two hours to shove their side into he top six with just round 15’s one-dayer on March 3 left in the regular season.
Third grade scrapped hard as Perth won the toss and batted at Lark Hill to record 9-240.
Perth smashed through fourth grade, skittling them for for 60 to take control at Fletcher Park.
The Demons declared at 5-184, a lead of 124 runs, before having another dip at the Mariners.
At stumps, Rockingham-Mandurah survived 10 overs to be 0-13.
Sonia Yadav’s inspirational performances lifted the seniors to a stirring win and nearly pulled the under-18s home a day earlier.
At James Oval, her 2-26 and 39 not out got Rockingham-Mandurah home by six wickets in the B-grade match.
Uni were bowled out for 136 with Saffron Mollett (2-19) and Zoe Ryniker (2-25) also claiming a pair of breakthorughs. Eleanor Britton top-scored with 47 and put on 59 for the third wicket with Yadav as the Mariners raced to 4-137.
Yadav took 2-10 as Wembley under-18s made 84 in 19 overs at Georgetown Oval. Suman Yadav struck 26 but Rockingham-Mandurah fell just six runs short.
The Demons took the honours on the first day of the under-15s and under-17s matches.
The under-15s made 96, with Corey Wasley leading the way as Perth finished the day at 2-23.
The under-17s will chase the large target of 8-287, despite the fine effort of Ronan Hogarth, who ended up with a five-wicket haul.
The under-13s and under-14s will enter this week’s semifinals after mixed fortunes from last week.
The under-13s lost by 25 runs as South Perth replied with 3-142 to the Mariners’ 6-117, while the under-14s sneaked over the line by bowling out South Perth for 108 and edging past on 114.
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