Club celebrates a true legend

Club celebrates a true legend

Ainsley Noronha beams after being inducted as an official Armadale Cricket Club legend.

Armadale Cricket Club’s Ainsley Noronha has become the 56th member inducted as an official club legend.

Ainsley debuted in 2005 and has gone on to play 220 games, including 11 finals. He has two senior premierships under his belt, has taken 292 wickets with a best bowling performance of 6/10, and has scored 1757 runs.

Ainsley has been a wonderful fast bowler for many years and is still regularly taking wickets in our top side, and to cap it off he is a top bloke.

Fifth Grade

Fifth Grade have gone down in a thriller against the Perth Tamils after being bowled out for 131 last weekend. Armadale started brilliantly thanks to a superb spell by Rhys Mackie (3-6 off 11 overs) and the Tamils were reeling at 3-9.

They steadied to be 3-56, before Taymon McLaughlin (2-25) and Alex Pass (2-58 off 20 herculean overs) ripped through the middle order as the Tamils fell to 7-93. It became 8-118 when Jeff Petrie (1-15 off 8) snared one and with overs running out it was anyone’s game. The Tamils just scraped over the line in the last over to finish 9-132.

Seventh Grade

Seventh Grade have had a day out after restricting Hilton Bicton to 84 last week. Resuming at 2-64, Luke Williams and Will Hunt have absolutely flayed the attack.

Williams smashed 124, which included 12 boundaries and 7 sixes, while Hunt bludgeoned 166, including 15 boundaries and 7 sixes in an incredible display of batting. Chris Shearer (20no), Corey Mullane (18) and Joel Elsley (16no) all chipped in at the end to see Armadale to a mammoth 6-380.

One Day B

One Day B took on Thornlie who won the toss and batted first and made a solid score of 7-197. Nikhil Surampudi was the pick of the bowlers with 3-33. In reply Armadale could only manage 8-102, with Nikhil Surampudi and Atul Manocha both scoring 26.

One Day C

One Day C played Phoenix who won the toss and batted. They dominated from the outset and amassed an imposing 2-253 from their 35 overs. Shameem Chakkittammal was the pick of the bowlers with 1-38. In reply Armadale gave it a red-hot crack and finished on an impressive 8-226. Opener Sujit Pankajakshan was the star, smashing 62, before Khalis Parammal (45) and Harikrishnan Remeshan (34no) batted well towards the death.

One Day D

One Day D took on Canning Vale who batted first after winning the toss. They had steady partnerships throughout to finish on 6-200, with Anand Baskaran (2-28) and Ramesh Ramar (2-41) leading the way with the ball. In reply Armadale were in all sorts of trouble at 4-34 before Nareneepak Gandhi (46 from 35) and Jagadeesh Ganesan (37) gave it a crack, but Armadale fell short at 9-166.

One Day G

One Day G played Canning Vale also, and they also won the toss and batted first. Armadale bowled superbly and dismissed them for 88. Peter Smith was the chief destroyer (3-12) while Andrew Stoodley (2-16) and Warren Francis (2-25) also got in on the action. In reply Armadale lost a few early wickets before David Armstrong steered Armadale home at 6-89, with a steady 30no.

 One Day H

One Day H played Kardinya who sent Armadale into bat. It proved a good decision as Armadale were rolled for 86. Brett Marks led the way with a solid 20, while Umesh Embari chipped in with 18no. Kardinya ended up cruising home to finish at 3-160. Ryan Eddington was the pick of the bowlers with 1-18.

Under 17s

The under 17s made the trip to Meadow Springs to play Mandurah and bowled first after winning the toss. Armadale kept things in control but were unable to make any inroads as Mandurah reached 1-67 at the halfway mark.

Mandurah then stepped up and looked dangerous at 1-112, before Ben Hunt (2-15) got a couple of vital breakthroughs, and Rathish Karthikeyan (1-14 off 5) and Alen Paul (0-14 off 6) bowled beautifully to restrict Mandurah to 4-125.

In reply Alen Paul played a blinder (35 off 29) and he was well supported by Rathish Karthikeyan (18) and Arman Kanyan (33 off 37). Jayden McClure (13) then saw Armadale home as they ended up all out for 145.