Armadale through to One Day Grand Finals

Armadale through to One Day Grand Finals

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Armadale batsman Chris Quayle dominated from the outset. Photograph - Richard Polden

Armadale have had another great weekend of cricket with both of their sides qualifying for home One Day Grand Finals this Sunday at Gwynne Park.

Fifth Grade

Fifth Grade has had a solid win against Riverton-Rostrata after batting first. Chris Quayle dominated from the outset, smashing 89 from just 63 balls, hitting 6 sizes. He was well supported by Jeff Petrie (25), before Rhys Jones (29) and Stan Walker (31no) saw Armadale up to a commanding 6-238. In reply Riverton started well to be 1-79 before Jarrad Page ran amok. Page snared 6-51 in a great spell of bowling as Riverton slumped to 8-143. Riverton kicked late to finish on 184.

Riverton Rostrata almost dismissed Chris Quayle early on. Photograph – Richard Polden

Seventh Grade

Seventh Grade took on Maddington and bowled first after winning the toss. It was a great move as Maddington slumped to 6-78. James Gardner was the leading hand with the ball, snaring 2-12 from his 7 overs, while all the bowlers chipped in. Maddington kicked late, scoring 56 off the last seven overs to reach a competitive 6-134. In reply Armadale was on the back foot after an early wicket, before Corey Mullane (33) and Ash Garven (22) steadied the ship. Luke Williams then took control, making a rapid 55, and he was well supported by Michael Lansdowne (22) as Armadale cruised to 7-151.

One Day B 

One Day B took on Maddington and batted first. Sibin Augustine Jolly (25) was the only batsman to get going, however, as Armadale were bundled out for 74. Armadale had a crack in the reply innings, as Maddington was reduced to 3-13, but steadied to pass the score 5 down. Narendra Pathuri (2-18) and Sai Karthik Tadepalli (2-23) were the pick of the bowlers.

 One Day C

One Day C took on Kwinana who won the toss and batted. Kwinana was well on top early, at 1-105, Armadale fought back to see Kwinana finish on 6-187. Leemon Thomas was the standout with the ball, snaring 4-21. After looking in trouble at 2-28 Leemon Thomas came to the crease and took control. He made a fine 62, with good support from Basil Mathai (26) and then Sinju Karim (36) as Armadale cruised to 3-166. A mini collapse saw Armadale nervous at 7-178, but they crept over the line to finish on 194.

 One Day D

One Day D played Thornlie who batted first. A good spell from Arun Veluchamy (2-17) saw Armadale on top at 4-61 before Thornlie fought back to 6-167. Anton Amalraj bowled beautifully in his two spells (3-28) to see Thornlie all out for 187. In reply Armadale had a decent crack, led by Athin Chandrasekhar (67), as well as Senthilkumar Kamalakannan (20no) but fell short on 7-159.

Riverton Rostrata were keen to catch Armadale batsman Jeff Petrie. Photograph – Richard Polden

One Day G

One Day G played Kenwick and won a thriller. Kenwick was in trouble early at 4-31, thanks largely to a sublime spell by Dean Yetton (2-4 from 7). Kenwick steadied to be 5-87, before Joe Facey (2-4) and Paul Edwards (2-1) cleaned up the tail to see Kenwick all out for 90. In reply Armadale fell to 2-7 early doors, before Steve Nichols made a fine 36, but his dismissal saw Armadale fall from 2-65 to 9-83. Andrew Stoodley and Dean Yetton then saw Armadale home in a thriller, all out for 94.

One Day H

One Day H took on Leeming and batted first after winning the toss. Armadale fell to 3-19 before skipper Derek Goscombe (45) steered them out of trouble, before Rishi Manikkoth made a solid 23 as Armadale finished on 9-173. In reply Leeming started ok to be 2-49 before Hayden Grant took over. Grant took 4-24 in a fine spell, before Todd King snared 2-15 as Leeming fell away to be all out for 110.

Under 17 

The under 17’s took on Canning Vale who won the toss and bowled first. Gursimran Singh (43ret from 40 balls) and Alen Paul (53 from 38 balls) the flayed the attack to all parts as Armadale rolled to 1-122 in quick time. Arman Kanyan (31 from 29) and Chetan Kalia (29no off 20) then saw Armadale up to a commanding total on 7-245 from only 29 overs. In reply Canning Vale were never really in the chase but fought hard to be 1-68. Arman Kanyan then bowled the spell of his life, at one stage having 4-0 from 3.4 overs, finishing on 4-2 as Canning Vale finished on 7-106. Chetan Kalia (1-1 off 3), Rajzhan D’Sylva (1-5 from 3) and Alen Paul (1-7 off 3) were the pick of the bowlers.