Friday, February 5th, 2016

Hepburn’s Side Look To Step Up Push For Spot In Knockout Stages

Hepburn’s Side Look To Step Up Push For Spot In Knockout Stages

Alex Hepburn's side, Willetton Dragons, will look to step up their bid to reach the knockout stages of the Western Australia Cricket Association first grade competition when they visit Melville for the start of a two-day encounter tomorrow.

Willetton are currently lying in fifth spot in the 16 team table despite the frustration of rain intervening when they were well placed to push for outright victory against Tom Fell's club, Mount Lawley, last weekend.

The leading six teams qualify for the play-offs.

Mount Lawley are currently occupying sixth spot and they begin a two-day fixture against Subiaco Floreat at Breckler Park.


Rockingham-Mandurah Played 12 – Points 61

Perth CC 12 – 60

Joondalup 12 – 54

Claremont-Nedlands 12 – 53


Fremantle 12 – 48

Melville 12 – 38

Tom Kohler-Cadmore's side, Penrith Panthers, will hope for better luck with the weather when they entertain Hawkesbury on day one of the Sydney Grade Cricket first grade clash.

Penrith had won five matches on the trot in all competitions before rain washed out both days of the away game with Campbelltown-Camden last weekend.

The Panthers are occupying third spot in the 20 team table – Hawkesbury are 18th – with the top six going through to the latter stages.

George Rhodes' side, North Canberra Gungahlin, will look to get their away match with Tuggeranong Valley underway in the ACT Premier Cricket first grade after last weekend's day one wash-out.

Ollie Westbury's club, Hay Park, fresh from their T20 Super Over triumph over Marist, will visit Eaton for a Bunbury and District Cricket Association first grade fixture.

Hay Park had been bowled out for 78 in 15.2 overs after winning the toss in a game reduced to 16 overs per side with Westbury scoring one.

He then returned 1-15 in three overs as Marist were restricted to 78-7 and then Hay Park edged home in the Super Over after claiming both of their opponents wickets.