Port steams in with some wicket action

Alexander ScottNorth West Telegraph
Miners and Port Hedland had a back-and-forth contest.
Camera IconMiners and Port Hedland had a back-and-forth contest. Credit: Alexander Scott

The white ball action continued with round two of the Senior Grade Cricket Competition at Kevin Scott Oval last weekend with Port Hedland extending its unbeaten run.

Miners won the toss and elected to bat and got off to a flying start with Taureen Williams and James Elliot making a 48-run opening partnership before Port struck.

Anshul Sharma struck in the 11th over removing Williams for 35 before dismissing Nicholas Armitage for a three-ball duck.

Port continued to apply pressure despite a stubborn performance from Elliot that saw him make 54 from 91 balls before Jarrad O’Dea dismissed him.

O’Dea then dismissed Izzy Kalzee with a plumb LBW the next ball leaving Miners in trouble on 4/81 after 20 overs.

Miners came back strong in the final 15 overs blasting another 83 runs for the loss of two wickets on the back of a quick-fire 29 from Alexander King to take them to 6/163.

Port refused to let the run rate become a concern with Kevin Johnston and O’Dea, making 19 off the first three overs when Johnston was dismissed.

Miners struck again in the seventh with Williams dismissing Glenn Robertson for just seven before Daniel Lockley claimed his second wicket the next over when O’Dea hauled out to Kalzee leaving Port at 3/48.

A clinical performance from Samuel Mason, with help from Ryan Ibbotson, steadied Port’s innings, adding 58 runs before Ibbotson was dismissed for 19.

Mason then found help from Wayne McDonald to bring Port Home with Mason making 58 from just 61 balls and McDonald 34 from 40. Port chased down the total with four and a half overs to spare, winning by six wickets.

In the other game, Wanderers dominated the Hedland Lions.

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