Peel Cricket Association round nine preview

White Knights Baldivis v Singleton Irwinians

Ladder position

Baldivis: Third

Singleton: First

Short story

First cap off the rank is a big one with the third-placed White Knights taking on the unbeaten Irwinians. Since being dismissed for a duck in round four, Baldivis opener Cameron Reyne has hit totals of 44, 34, 116 and 98. If he gets going he might be hard to stop, but if Singleton’s bowlers can snag his wicket early their chances of keeping their unbeaten record alive skyrocket. 

Fixture

Settlers Turf, Saturday, 12.15pm

Waroona v Pinjarra

Ladder position

Waroona: Fifth

Pinjarra: Sixth

Short story

Pinjarra’s 2-2-4 record probably doesn’t reflect on how they’ve played their cricket too well as all of their losses have come against the teams in the top four. They’ve had some good patches but also some collapses, so if they can piece it together they might be able to overcome a Waroona side that suffered its second loss last weekend. 

Fixture

Waroona Turf, Saturday, 12.15pm

Hillman v South Mandurah

Ladder position

Hillman: Eighth

South Mandurah: Seventh

Short story

Hillman went bang when they took down Waroona with a first class run chase in round eight. Given their recent form it was unexpected, but huge hits from Trent Goodrick (92) and Phil Green (93) led them to their first win. If they get similar contributions with the bat, they could chalk up a win here, but South Mandurah will be keen to get back on the winners’ list after being defeated by Shoalwater Bay last weekend.

Fixture

Stan Twight West Turf, Saturday, 12.15pm

Shoalwater Bay v Halls Head

Ladder position

Shoalwater Bay: Second

Halls Head: Ninth

Short story

Halls Head pulled themselves from the bottom of the ladder with a win over Warnbro last weekend, but you would think a big effort is required for them to take down Shoalwater Bay. Shoalwater made light work of South Mandurah last weekend and were on fire with both bat and ball. If they conjure anything even slightly similar to that form, Halls Head could be in trouble.

Fixture

Stan Twight East Turf, Saturday, 12.15pm

Warnbro Swans v Mandurah

Ladder positions

Warnbro: Tenth

Mandurah: Fourth

Short story

The Swans missed a golden opportunity to post their first win when they went down to Halls Head last week, while Mandurah fell to ladder-leaders Singleton. But despite both coming into this game on a loss, it’s actually an intriguing match-up. Warnbro have had some individual success this season but are yet to put it all together for a win. They’ll need a big performance if they are to overcome a top four side in Mandurah.

Fixture

Warnbro Turf, Saturday, 12.15pm

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