Francis’ domination includes hat-trick

Francis’ domination includes hat-trick


Warren Francis had a day out last Saturday in the ODG clash against Leeming who batted first after winning the toss.

They soon wished they hadn’t. Warren Francis ran through them, taking 6-9 off his seven overs in an incredible spell, including taking an amazing hat-trick.

Leeming never recovered and were rolled for 53.

In reply Paul Edwards (20), Jake Edwards (28) and Steve Nichols (21) all batted well as Armadale finished on 7-126.

This Saturday ODG took on Thornlie who were sent into bat. Dean Yetton (2-17) started well before Warren Francis (3-20) got amongst it again, and Andrew Stoodley (3-12) spun a web as Thornlie were dismissed for 81.

In reply, Paul Edwards anchored the reply beautifully to finish on 51no, while Peter Smith made a solid 23 as Armadale finished on 4-134.

 Fifth Grade

Fifth Grade have had a strange game in their clash with Cockburn after winning the toss and batting. Chris Quayle (20) and Robert Buckland (23) started well, but no one else got going and Armadale were rolled for just 111.

In reply Cockburn were cruising at 2-59 before Jarrad Page (3-14) turned the game with a magnificent spell as Cockburn crumbled to 6-70.

Cockburn then steadied and looked almost home at 6-98, Alex Pass (2-40 off 22 herculean overs), Ainsley Noronha (2-13) and Jeff Petrie (2-8) all bowled magnificently as Cockburn lost their ninth wicket with two runs to be scored.

Alex Pass bowled magnificently (2-40 off 22 herculean overs).

Cockburn crept over the line and were eventually dismissed for 123.

In the second innings Armadale completely lost the plot, falling to 9-45 in no time, with Chris Quayle scoring 33 of these, leaving Armadale only one wicket away from an outright defeat.

Jeff Petrie (7 off 47 balls) and Ainsley Noronha (5no off 39 balls) then batted for 14 overs to see Armadale out of trouble to be all out for 57, leaving Cockburn too many to chase in six overs, finishing on 2-19.

 Seventh Grade

Seventh Grade have had a fighting loss in their clash with Thornlie after winning the toss and batting. After two early wickets Luke Williams scored a rapid 36 but rest crumbled to see Armadale fall to 7-70.

Michael Lansdowne was looking good and found a valuable ally in youngster Rathish Karthikeyan (7) as the pair put on 60 for the eighth wicket in an hour of batting.

Lansdowne finished with a fine 46no as Armadale were dismissed for 133.

In reply Thornlie started well to be 1-37 before James Gardner (3-17 off 12 overs) in his 200th game for the club in a magnificent effort.

Then Luke Williams (3-29 off 16 overs) and Joel Elsley (1-16 off 10 overs) turned up the heat as Thornlie fell to 7-82.

Unfortunately, Thornlie steadied to pass the score seven down when stumps were drawn. Armadale fought hard, bowling more than 70 overs.

Armadale’s Stan Walker bowls one down the line.

 One Day B

One Day B took on Piara Waters last Saturday and batted first. Youngster Om Kalyan (28) batted well at the top, while Muhammad Arshad chipped in with 22 as Armadale made 9-133.

In reply Armadale fought hard with the ball but Piara were cruising at 2-70. Armadale then fought back as Kiran Mellacheruvu (2-26) led the fightback as Piara Waters fell to 6-90. Unfortunately, they kicked on and passed the score seven wickets down.

This week ODB played Thornlie who made 6-182 batting first with Muhammad Arshad snaring 3-24. In reply Armadale could only manage 42.

One Day C

One Day C played Phoenix last week who won the toss and batted.

They cruised to 8-166 from their 30 overs. Sinju Karim (2-20), Sujit Pankajakshan (2-30) and Ajith Rajogopal (2-45) all bowled well.

In reply, Armadale had a crack but were dismissed for 133. Athin Chandrasekhar (21) and Sujit Pankajakshan (19) started well as Armadale reached 1-50, but 5 quick wickets saw them fall to 5-66. Sinju Karim made a handy 26, and Harikrishnan Remeshan 22 as Armadale just fell short.

This week ODC took on Kardinya who won the toss and batted. Ajith Rajagopal (2-28) bowled well at the outset as Kardinya fell to 3-26 before they recovered well to post a solid 5-168.

In reply Aravind Gopalakrishnan played a masterful innings at the top, his opening partner Sujit Pankajakshan (21) supported him well before three quick wickets.

Sinju Karim (24) then teamed up as Gopalakrishnan made a sublime 99 from 100 balls. Armadale ended up cruising to be 211 all out.

Chris Quayle takes an easy catch to dismiss a Cockburn batsman.

One Day D

Last weekend One Day D played Maddington who batted first and made a comfy 135. Sathish Manogaran was the star, snaring 4-33, while Anand Baskaran (2-12), Dhanasekar Srinivasan (2-19) and Rajesekar Vinjayakumar (2-26) all bowled well.

In reply, Armadale couldn’t really get going and were dismissed for 104, despite a fine 33 from Jagadeesh Ganesan.

This week ODD played Canning Vale who batted first and made 5-198 off their 35 overs. Chandrasekaran Seenuvasan was the standout, taking 3-35.

In reply Armadale fell to 4-32, before Narendeepak Gandhi (52) played a blinder, with Glenn Syres (22) in support, as they fought back to be 4-106. Unfortunately, they then fell in a hole and were dismissed for 117.

One Day H

Last weekend One Day H played Canning Vale who batted first. Armadale started brightly as Canning Vale fell to 7-93 as Todd King (3-19), Derek Goscombe (2-25) and Rob Goscombe (2-26) all bowled well.

Canning Vale finished strongly however to post a solid 8-173. In reply Armadale were dismissed for 116, with Nikhil Noronha top scoring with 27.

This weekend ODH were pitted against Phoenix who were sent into bat. Derek Goscombe (3-10) and Todd King (3-13) ripped through the top order as Phoenix fell to 5-15.

They recovered somewhat but were dismissed for 79, as Nikhil Noronha bowled well to take 2-16. In reply Derek Goscombe played a blinder opening the batting, making 84, while Bijoy Tharian made a solid 58, before Nikhil Noronha smashed 50no off just 29 balls to see Armadale home at 4-234.

Photographs – Richard Polden.