All Wight for Wanderers

Sam JonesThe West Australian
Adrian Wright slapping another boundary on his way to 51 off just 30 balls.
Camera IconAdrian Wright slapping another boundary on his way to 51 off just 30 balls.

With the disappointment of falling short in the Port Hedland Cricket Association grand final recently, the Wanderers were out for blood against the Lions in the return of the Ray Stoddart Shield T20 last Friday night.

Getting their first wicket on just the second ball of the match, the Wanderers were set up a strong innings, which saw Timothy Hodge bowl three overs, with three wickets and only four runs.

The Lions were left licking their wounds after being dismissed for a total of just 88 runs, with the Wanderers proving kings of the jungle, losing just one wicket in their chase.

Adrian Wight was the stand-out man with the bat for the Wanderers, slapping seven fours and scoring 51 runs off just 30 balls.

The Wanderers had a strong showing against the Lions
Camera IconThe Wanderers had a strong showing against the Lions

On Saturday night, 35-over champions Port were up against South in the classic Hedland rivalry.

The Porters again showed why they were favourites against almost any opponent in town, dismissing South for just 67 runs.

Patrick Miller had the strongest innings with the bat for South, scoring two fours and posting the most runs for the team at 33.

A clean bowled golden duck for Aathavan Thiagaraja summed up the rest of the innings for South, who only managed a total of three boundaries.

The Porters had a few changes to their batting line-up, with captain Chris Briody dropping down the order to give a chance for someone else to shine.

Kevin Johnston almost single handedly saw South off with his 30 runs off 30 balls, leaving not much else to be done in order to seal the win and retain bragging rights in the Port versus South battle.

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