McLaughlin stars as Armadale seal five finals spots

McLaughlin stars as Armadale seal five finals spots

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Armadale Cricket club have finished the regular season with five sides making finals – a wonderful achievement.

Fifth grade led the way, finishing on top after a resounding victory in the last regular season game.

Chasing Phoenix’s 106, Armadale were in a little bit of bother at 2-29.

Skipper Taymon McLaughlin then teamed up with Chris Quayle and there were fireworks from the start.

The pair pulled off an incredible 227 runs in a partnership dominated by McLaughlin as he smoked 145 from just 102 balls, which included 8 sixes and 13 fours in an incredible knock. Quayle went on to score a fluent 87 as Armadale posted 6-287 when stumps were drawn 15 overs early.

Seventh Grade

Seventh grade have slipped to fourth position, where a win in the last game against Kardinya would have meant they finished on top. And what’s more, they will play Kardinya again this week in the semi-final.

Chasing Kardinya’s 201, Armadale started slowly to be 3-51. Will Hunt (58) and Luke Williams (31) then got together and got Armadale back on top at 3-108. Regular wickets then fell however, and Armadale finished short on 173 despite a handy 27 from Michael Lansdowne.

One Day B

One Day B have gone down fighting in their clash with Maddington who batted first. Maddington cruised to 7-226 with Muhammad Arshad (2-37) and Sai Tadepalli (2-48) the pick of the bowlers.

In reply, Armadale started disastrously to be 4-26, before youngster Chetan Kalia (23) got things back on track with Muhammad Arshad. Arshad then went spano smacking them everywhere to finish on 80no, while Maulik Gandhi smashed 49no off 37 balls as Armadale just fell short at 5-209.

One Day C

One Day C have finished third after a solid win in their last game against Kardinya. Armadale batted first and were in some trouble at 3-41 before Basil Mathai (26) teamed up with Leemon Thomas to get Armadale on track.

Thomas went on to post an amazing 97no from just 76 balls to see Armadale to a healthy 8-214 from their 35 overs.

In reply, Ajith Rajagopal’s fine opening spell (2-26) put Kardinya on the back foot, and they never recovered, finishing on 7-135. Sinju Karim was the pick of the bowlers with 2-15.

One Day D

One Day D have finished on a high note, defeating Kenwick who batted first. Ramesh Ramar (3-20) set the tone early, before Senthilkumar Kamalakannan (3-27) and Arun Veluchamy (2-14) continued on as Kenwick were dismissed for 103.

In reply Senthilkumar Kamalakannan (60) batted superbly to ensure Armadale got home, finishing on 8-133.

One Day G

One Day G have finished on top, despite going down in their last game.

They took on Leeming who batted first and made 9-158. Kanna Ramasamy was the star, taking 3-31, while Paul Edwards bowled well to snare 2-6 from his seven overs.

Peter Smith then took 2-9 at the death. In reply Jake Edwards (34) and Paul Edwards (25) started well, but a regular stream of wickets ensued, as Armadale finished on 8-121.

One Day H 

One Day H have finished second despite losing their last game against Piara Waters. Batting first, Derek Goscombe (41) batted well, but no one else was able to get going as Armadale were rolled for 80.

In reply, Armadale had a crack and made Piara earn the win, as they passed the score 8 down to finish on 113 all out. Rob Goscombe was the standout, taking 5-27, while Todd King took 2-19.

Photographs – Richard Polden.