Peel Cricket Association round eight preview

Pinjarra v White Knights Baldivis

Ladder position

Pinjarra: Seventh

Baldivis: Fourth

Short story

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.

Fixture

Pinjarra Turf, Saturday, 12.15pm

Halls Head v Warnbro Swans

Ladder position

Halls Head: Tenth

Warnbro: Ninth

Short story

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.

Fixture

Peelwood Turf, Saturday, 12.15pm

Shoalwater Bay v South Mandurah

Ladder position

Shoalwater Bay: Third

South Mandurah: Sixth

Short story

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.

Fixture

Stan Twight East Turf, Saturday, 12.15pm

Waroona v Hillman

Ladder position

Waroona: Fifth

Hillman: Eighth

Short story

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, 

Fixture

Waroona Turf, Saturday, 12.15pm

Mandurah v Singleton

Ladder position

Mandurah: Second

Singleton: First

Short story

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.

Fixture

Meadow Springs Turf, Saturday, 12.15pm

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