Tough weekend for Armadale

Tough weekend for Armadale

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The partnership between Alex Pass and Ainsley Noronha was Armadale’s best chance against CBC.

The under 17s took on fellow top aspirant Lesmurdie Gold who won the toss and batted. Armadale got off to a great start thanks to some tidy bowling from Chetan Kalia (1-10 from 5) and Rathish Karthikeyan as Lesmurdie slumped to 3-10.

Lesmurdie slowly got back in the game and looked very threatening at 4-91 before Arman Kanya (1-4 from 2), Rajzhan D’Sylva (0-1 from 2) and Rathish Karthikayan (4-13 from 4) turned the screws late in the innings as Lesmurdie finished on 8-120.

Armadale started brightly thanks to Gursimran Singh (11) and Arman Kanyan (31no off 41) and were sitting pretty at 2-73.

A couple of wickets and some tight overs saw Armadale slump to 5-75 with the run rate climbing.

Jayden McClure then sparked life into the chase with a free flowing 14, while Rajzhan D’Sylva made a solid 15 and Jerin Solomon (9) stepped up to see Armadale home at 8-129.

Fifth grade

Ainsley Noronha (10no) tried to claw back some runs, but Armadale were dismissed for 73.

Fifth grade have had a bad day as they were chasing CBC’s total of 145 from last week. It was disaster as Armadale fell to 8-42, with only Gavin Clift (14) showing any resistance.

Alex Pass (19) and Ainsley Noronha (10no) then fought hard as Armadale were dismissed for 73.

In reply, Armadale came out breathing fire, reducing CBC to 6-26, before they steadied to finish 8-121.

Gavin Clift was the pick of the bowlers with 3-27, while Jeff Petrie (2-25) also bowled well.

Alex Pass makes his way off the field after a 19-run effort.

Seventh grade

Seventh grade have gone down to Cannington who made 182 last week. In reply Armadale lost 2 early wickets last week, before youngster Rathish Karthikeyan (13) resisted well, before Will Hunt smacked 53 from 51 balls, including 3 sixes.

Unfortunately, no one else sstood up as Armadale were dismissed for 123. In the second innings Cannington ended up at 4-173.

One Day B

One Day B took on Cockburn who batted first. Venkata Tadepalli (2-11) started well as Cockburn slumped to 2-22, but it was all one-way traffic after than as Cockburn finished on 6-215. In reply Armadale were never really in the hunt, with Muhammad Arshad (32) and Maulik Gandhi (35) the pick of the batsmen as Armadale were dismissed for 107.

One Day C

One Day C took on Kwinana and bowled first after winning the toss. It looked a good decision as Kwinana slumped to 6-84 thanks largely to Sujit Pankajakshan (2-16) and Ani Daniel (2-46).

Kwinana steadied however and posted a healthy 7-177.

Armadale started well and were well set at 1-79 thanks to top three Sujit Pankajakshan (26), Aravind Gopalakrishnan (20) and Basil Mathai (19). Aneesh Babu then made a handy 29 as Armadale looked well on the way at 4-143.

With overs ticking away Armadale unfortunately fell away and were rolled for 157.

One Day D

One Day D played Maddington who won the toss and batted.

Maddington got off to a great start to be 2-86 before all hell broke loose.

Anand Baskaran (2-9), Anton Amalraj (2-35), Arun Veluchamy (2-22) and Rajesekar Vijayakumar (2-17) ran through them as Maddington were dismissed for 107.

In reply Armadale were in all sorts of trouble at 6-48 before John Panabas (38no) and Ramesh Ramar (43) batted superbly to see Armadale home to 7-143.

One Day H

One Day G had a bye, while One Day H played Canning Vale, and batted first.

Thanks largely to Bijoy Tharian’s fine 49 and Nikhil Noronha (20) Armadale were well set at 2-86.

A stream of wickets stymied the progress and they were dismissed for 123.

In reply Canning Vale cruised to 2-196, with Nikhil Noronha (1-23) the pick of the bowlers.

Photographs – Richard Polden.

Armadale’s Alex Pass fought hard to chase CBC’s total from last week.