Pinjarra v White Knights Baldivis
Both of these sides have shown the ability to carve out unexpected wins, leading to this match looming as a good one. Pinjarra struggled against the top-of-the-ladder Singleton last week and will be eager to redeem the loss, but if Baldivis get another blistering performance from Cameron Reyne (116 last week), then they will be hard to stop.
Pinjarra Turf, Saturday, 12.15pm
Halls Head v Warnbro Swans
Halls Head: Tenth
Three teams remain without a win after round seven, and these sides make up two of them. For one, the drought will end. So who has been more impressive recently? Well last week, Warnbro’s batting order caved under assault from a South Mandurah bowling rampage and could only muster 63 runs, while Halls Head fell in similar fashion after mustering just 108 runs despite a knock of 80 from Craig Ford. Hard to split hairs for a winner in this one.
Peelwood Turf, Saturday, 12.15pm
Shoalwater Bay v South Mandurah
Shoalwater Bay: Third
South Mandurah: Sixth
Shoalwater rose to third on the ladder when they beat the then-undefeated Waroona in a nail-biter last week, while Souths impressed with both bat and ball in their dominance over the Swans. Both come into this match with strong form, and South Mandurah will be keen to show they can knock off a top four opponent.
Stan Twight East Turf, Saturday, 12.15pm
Waroona v Hillman
It goes to show how tight it is at the top when Waroona, a team that had no losses, can miss out on a win by just two runs and slip all the way out of the top four. They may bounce back in quickly if they can conquer Hillman, but the winless side was impressive last week,
Waroona Turf, Saturday, 12.15pm
Mandurah v Singleton
Hard to go past this clash as match of the round. First against second, both in hot form, only one loss between the sides – this match has everything it needs to be a class showing. Mandurah are riding a four-game win streak, while Singleton are unbeaten after five games. Both of these sides were pretty dominant with the ball last week, and you think whichever can get the edge in that department has a good shot at winning.
Meadow Springs Turf, Saturday, 12.15pm