Round 6 v Subiaco/Floreat


1st Grade

Gosnells 10/187 and 9/76 def by Subiaco-Floreat 10/186 and 1/81

Subiaco won the toss and elected to bowl at Sutherlands Park. With a couple of changes to the Hawks line up they started positively with Green and Jacobs up top, they would combine for 39 in the first wicket and Leipold would also contribute nicely with Green for the second wicket. But it was all too familiar sight for Gosnells with wickets tumbling thick and fast. Leipold (26) and Roberts fell first. Soon afterwards, Green would make a half century but wouldn’t contribute anymore to the scoreboard, the middle order was less than impressive but a late cameo from Duffield (23) would push the Hawks to 186.

Things would begin positively for Gosnells, Prescott grabbing 3 vital wickets overnight to have the game evenly poised. Gosnells were on a rampage having Subiaco 6/75, which included a 5-wicket haul by Prescott. But with Subiaco fighting hard they managed to tip the game back into even terms. The Lions would eventually need 2 runs for a first innings win with 2 wickets in hand, before heroically Prescott and Foster would both take wickets to defeat Subiaco by 1 run. Prescott amazingly finishing with figures 7/32 off 18 overs.

The second innings wouldn’t go as planned for the Hawks, prematurely a batter down already, Green would only manage 3, before another collapse from the Hawks couldn’t hold off a starred bowling line up from Subiaco to fall for a small total of just 76, with Leipold the only Hawk really putting much input with a fighting 37.

Only needing 78 to win outright, Subiaco were straight out the blocks and wasted no time to chase the total down, eventual outright winners by 9 wickets.

Notable Performances:

Chris Prescott 7/32 off 18 overs

Matt Leipold 36 and 27


2nd Grade

Gosnells 10/116 and 10/111 defeated by Subiaco-Floreat 9/185 declared and 0/44

Gosnells won the toss and elected to bat, things weren’t off to the greatest start losing Ridley (11), Payne (6) and Menezes (1) early. Josh Boyne and Damien Sweet compiled a solid 44 run partnership before Sweet fell for 23, Lulham for a duck and Boyne for 33, would put Gosnells on the back foot at 6/77. A late small cameo from McGann (20) and Robson (10) lifted the hawks to 116.

Subiaco started positively and would finish the day 1/70 with Rose picking up the wicket. Day 2 would start well for Rose as he collected another 2 wickets, but Subiaco’s win was inevitable as they passed the score just 3 down. Acomb (4/51) and McFarlane (2/53) would slam the breaks on Subiaco, and by lunch they would declare 9/185, 69 runs ahead.

After lunch Ridley and Payne falling early would have Gosnells immediately with a lot of work to do, but Sweet and Lulham would build a partnership of 74 would have Gosnells in front of the match before the tea break. Unfortunately for Gosnells, when Lulham fell, the Hawks would also fall  massively, losing Sweet for a fine 74, but Gosnells were fell short of contributors, they were all out not long after tea for 111. Subiaco requiring only 43 for an outright win.

Subiaco’s openers would complete the outright win without trouble, winning by a convincing 10 wickets.

Notable Performances:

Damien Sweet 23 and 74

Josh Boyne 33

Jaxon Rose 3/48 (16)

Simon Acomb 4/51 (16)


3rd Grade

Gosnells 6/247 declared and 3/22 defeated Subiaco-Floreat 10/109 and 10/167

Subiaco batted first at Sutherlands and things started well for the Hawks, thanks to Waldron and Montgomery, Subiaco found themselves at 5/17 and then 7/42. Some aggressive batting from the lower order saved Subiaco and lifted them to 109. Stephen Montgomery was a standout for the Hawks taking 5/32. Waldron 2/32 and Giles 2/29 were also solid contributors for the Hawks.

The chase started well for Gosnells, despite losing Panetta for 17, young Daniel Smedley and Brandon Cavallaro would put Subiaco out of the contest, Smedley made a convincing 40 and Cavallaro 42 would see Gosnells be winners on day 1. Day 2 would continue to be Gosnells match, Skipper Baden Norwood scored an exciting 70 off 49 balls not out, Back 23 and Dawson 32 off 24 balls would bring the innings to a close. Gosnells would eventually declare 138 runs ahead.

Subiaco would fight off the chances to fall outright, but Baden Norwood and Wahid would keep the chances alive with some consecutive wickets. Gosnells had to toil hard for a 4th wicket but it was an unlikely source that provided it, Elijah Panetta snatched the wicket that would eventually begin a late collapse in which Wickets from Back, Norwood and Waldron would mean Gosnells needed 30 runs from only 2 overs to complete an outright win.

Despite how well the Hawks played, it was a hill to high to climb, falling 8 runs shy of an outright win, which was nothing to take away from an amazing performance from the guys.


Notable Performances:

Daniel Smedley 40

Brandon Cavallaro 42

Norwood 70 not out

Dawson 32

Stephen Montgomery 5/32

2nd innings

Dan Waldron 3/31

Baden Norwood 3/15


4th Grade

Gosnells 10/120 and 5/67 defeated Subiaco-Floreat 10/130 and 10/55

Gosnells bowled first in what was to become another crazy match of cricket. Gosnells started slow, but a terrific team effort from the Hawks would turn around a difficult start, continuous wickets throughout the day from Adams, Goodman, Singh, Sharma and Roberts would have Subiaco all out for 130 before tea.

Gosnells also got off to the perfect start thanks to Bates(23) and Subramani (25), but by the days end, the match would be evenly poised at 5-80. With Gosnells needing 51 more runs with 5 wickets in hand, it was anybody’s game, Kelly contributed with a fighting 23 but lacked others in help, and Gosnells would fall short by a disappointing 10 runs.

Ryan Kelly and Luke Goodman would lead a massive charge in which would tip the game into the hands of Gosnells. Goodman bowled super tight and was rewarded with wickets, taking 3/10 off his 13 overs. Ryan Kelly also had 4 wickets by tea, and Subiaco saw themselves in massive trouble at 7/42. Eventually Ryan Kelly would finish with 7/37 and would finish off the Lions and meant that Subiaco were all out for 55 and meant Gosnells needed 67 runs for victory to complete the ultimate turnaround from earlier that day.

Gosnells would take a tumble or two, but it wasn’t enough to keep them down for long, they would finish 5/67 and complete an outright win within 12 overs, also bringing them their first win for the season.


Notable Performances:

Aditya Sharma 3/19

Naveen Subramani 25 and 22

Ryan Kelly 23 and 7/37

Luke Goodman 2/22 and 3/10