Kats claw out win against host Lions

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Karratha Kats defeated Baynton Lions at Karratha Leisureplex.
Camera IconKarratha Kats defeated Baynton Lions at Karratha Leisureplex. Credit: Pictures: Caitlyn Watts

Round seven of the WPCA 40 overs competition saw the Baynton Lions host and be defeated by the Karratha Kats.

With the Lions winning the toss and electing to bat they were in early trouble at five for 39, before Jignesh Patel (37) and Ishan Arandara (52) scored late runs to see the Lions score nine for 151, with Michael Bunting taking two for nine off three overs.

In reply, the Kats lost two early wickets before Cameron Nowotny (57) and Mitch Inglis (44) had a partnership of 71 to ensure the Kats had done enough to get over the line winning by five wickets, with five balls to spare.

The Wickham Wallabies played Rec Club with the Wallabies batting first and getting off to a good start. Jason Mallon (17) and Beau Tann (28) before Rec Club were able to slow the Wallabies down by taking five for 30.

The Wallabies were able to see their overs out thanks to Jade Johnson (37 not out) as the Wallabies made seven for 126 off their overs, with young Cam Gordon the pick of the bowlers, with two for 24 off his seven overs.

In reply, Rec Club lost a couple of early wickets but 52 to Damien Lalor and 20 not out to Jaxon Gordon ensured Rec Club got the win.

Young Patrick Osborn was the pick of the Wallabies bowlers, with two for 12 off his five overs.

The Dampier Taverners played the Nickol Hawks, with the Hawks batting first and losing early wickets to be four for 37 before, Muhammad Uzair (50) and Muhammad Khan (33) were able to steady the Hawks innings, as they went on to make 146.

The Taverns lost two quick wickets until Mark Saunders (45) and Wayne Ritzema (36 not out) steadied the innings, until the Hawks were able to strike again, taking another 3 quick wickets.

But it wasn’t enough as the Taverners were able to get the win with two balls remaining, with Kamran Khan the pick of the Hawks bowlers with three for 29 off his six overs.

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