Armadale have gone down in two thrilling mid-season One Day Grand Finals on Sunday.
Fifth grade took on Kardinya who won the toss and batted.
Two early wickets saw Armadale on top before Kardinya fought back to be 3-82, despite a masterful spell by Alex Pass (1-11 off 7).
Jeff Petrie then came on and completely turned the game.
He bowled beautifully, snaring an insane 6-21 as Kardinya were rolled for 124.
In reply, Rhett Jones started brightly (34 off 40) with solid support from Chris Quayle (13) as Armadale cruised to 1-62.
Unfortunately, a steady stream of wickets followed, and Armadale fell just short on 115.
Seventh grade have been desperately unlucky in going down to Cockburn by one run in an epic game of cricket. Cockburn won the toss and batted first and got off to a flyer to be cruising at 0-73 in quick time.
Armadale fought back well, thanks largely to a great spell by Kalon Fabbro (2-25) to see Cockburn at 4-103.
Cockburn kicked late to post a very solid 5-190 from their 35 overs. Armadale started well in reply before opener James Ogden was dismissed for 18, when Will Hunt and Luke Williams teamed up in a rapid partnership.
Armadale looked to be on top at 2-111 before Williams was dismissed for a solid 36 from 39 balls, but a couple of quick wickets saw them fall to 4-118. Hunt was then partnered by Michael Lansdowne, when Hunt stepped up.
He batted beautifully and Armadale got back on top at 4-165 when he was dismissed for a fine 76 from 78 balls.
Lansdowne then took over and with overs running out he batted brilliantly. With three balls to go Armadale needed two runs, when Lansdowne was dismissed for a fine 34 from 32 balls. Unfortunately, Armadale suffered two run outs on the last two balls trying to make the match tying run and were dismissed for 189 on the last ball of the innings.
On Saturday Armadale took on Kardinya on the first day of their two-day clash.
Armadale won the toss and started well as opener Chris Quayle and number three Jeff Petrie batted beautifully.
Petrie made a solid 54, while Quayle was unluckily dismissed for a sensational 96.
Five relatively quick wickets saw Armadale stumble before skipper Taylon McLaughlin (57 from 43 balls) and Jarrad Page (43 from 45 balls) flayed the attack to see Armadale finish on an imposing 308.
Seventh Grade took on Cockburn who won the toss and bowled first. Armadale started well with openers Joel Elsley (38) and James Ogden (28) both batting well. Four quick wickets then putted them back before Luke Williams took over.
He belted an amazing 108 from 107 balls, and he was supported brilliantly by Corey Mullane who made a fine 61no to see Armadale up to a very competitive 5-268.
One Day B
One Day B took on Willetton who won the toss and batted. Armadale fought hard but Willetton had all the momentum to finish on 7-220. Venkata Tadepalli was the pick of the bowlers with 2-22. In reply Armadale never got going and were dismissed for 125. Top scorer was Om Kalyan who made 27, while Atul Manocha made 16.
One Day C
One Day C played Kelmscott who won the toss and batted. Ajith Rajagopal (2-30) bowled well at the start as Kelmscott fell to 2-34, before they fought back to be 2-94 and 3-132. Sujit Pankajakshan (3-19) then bowled beautifully, and three great run outs saw Kelmscott dismissed for 177.
In reply, Armadale started well thanks for a fine 55 from 67 balls by Basil Mathai, and 36 from Atin Chandrasekar to be sitting well at 1-113.
Sinju Karim then smacked 50 from 42 balls to see Armadale home at 8-217.
One Day D
One Day D have gone down to Cannington in a good game of cricket. Armadale won the toss and batted first and kept losing regular wickets to stymie any progress, despite a solid 30 from opener Rajkumar Sadasivan. John Parnabas (57no) then stepped up, and he was well supported by Senthilkumar Kamalakannan (18) to see Armadale to a competitive 5-166. In reply Cannington started well to be cruising at 0-45. Enter Arun Veluchamy.
He changed the game completely with a sensational spell of 5-26 as Cannington fell to 5-84 and then 6-100. Cannington’s tail then batted well and saw them finish on 9-179 despite Jagadeesh Ganesan taking 2-35.
One Day G
One Day G took on Canning Vale in a high scoring game of cricket. Canning Vale won the toss and bowled first, and Armadale openers Stephen Jones (38) and Jake Edwards (34) started well. Steve Nichols then took over and he belted an impressive 69 from 55 balls, including two Dorothy’s. Peter Smith chipped in with 22no as Armadale finished on 4-206.
In reply, Canning Vale batted well but Armadale bowlers all bowled well to restrict the damage with five bowlers taking a wicket. Peter Smith was the star however, taking 3-40 to see Canning Vale at 7-176.
One Day H
One Day H have defeated SJ Blues in the Derek Goscombe show. SJ won the toss and batted and started rapidly before Goscombe ran through the line up. In the 6th over Goscombe took an amazing hat-trick, clean bowling all three batsmen.
The following ball he snared another to make it a double hat trick. He finished on a sensational 7-27, while Todd King took 2-29 as SJ were rolled for 67. In reply Armadale cruising to the target while losing five wickets. They finished on 7-144, with Derek Goscombe top scoring with 46 from 43 balls, while Aneesh Babu made a solid 17.
Photographs – Richard Polden.