King, Lockley combine to belt Miners out of trouble
As action continues to heat up at Kevin Scott Oval, Miners have blasted away South Hedland to jump to second place on the Hedland senior-grade cricket ladder.
Miners won the toss and elected to bat, making a steady start before Patrick Miller, and Ghalib Zaman removed both openers to leave them at 2-57 after 11 overs.
South continued to apply pressure dismissing Neil Smith for just 12 before Miners went on the offensive.
Powerful hitting from Miners released the pressure with Alexander King making 36 while Daniel Lockley smashed his way to 37.
All of South’s bowlers pitched in with Sheehan Velani and Ghalib Zaman, both taking two wickets apiece.
Miners finished their innings at 7-184 leaving the game evenly poised.
South got off to a solid start making 30 before their opening partnership was broken.
South batsman Dylan Ross mounted a resistance and found support along the way from Tracey Picket with 21.
Ross remained composed as wickets fell around him before Christian Apedaile joined him at the crease.
The pair refused to roll over with Ross making a stubborn 45 before he was dismissed in the 34th over.
Apedaile contributed 21.
Unfortunately for South it was not enough with the team finishing on 8-149, losing to Miners by 35 runs.
Each of the Miners’ bowlers picked up wickets in their victory with Robert Bigmore the pick with 3-24 runs from his four overs.
In the other senior-grade game Port Hedland extended their unbeaten run to three games as they overpowered Wanderers.
Port’s batting line-up continued to impress with Chris Briody unbeaten on 88 runs, while Glen Robertson made 32 from just 22 balls.
It wasn’t smooth sailing for the batsmen with Wanderers dismissing five players for single figures. Gregory Havens was the standout bowler for Wanderers with 3-41.
Port finished on an imposing 7-201.
The Wanderers were never able to get away with Port restricting the run rate.
A defiant knock from Wayne Stokes (72 off 95 balls) wasn’t enough for Wanderers who finished on 9-128.
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