The Four Premiership Weekend
Date of Event Mt Lawley-Inglewood Cricket Club: Sun Mar 21, 2021 6:00PM
2nd Grade completed what was the perfect weekend for the club, with the Panthers winning all four grand finals they took part in.

In what was the second best season in club history, the Mt Lawley-Inglewood Cricket Club took home four flags between 12pm Saturday and 5pm Sunday, the 20th and 21st of February 2021. The clubs PSGL (Perth Scorchers Girls League) side, in its second year of existence, won its maiden premiership when it defeated Quinns Rock in a 20 over fixture at Maguire Park. The flag was the first for the side as well as the first female premiership in the clubs existence.


C Grade defeated a very strong Scarborough Sharks side (which consisted of a few ex-panthers) while 5th Grade defeated a bowling-strong Canning Vale which had beaten them in the 1 v 2 final a fortnight earlier. 2nd Grade then completed the perfect weekend for the club when Caversham, who were 3/162 chasing 193 for a second grade premiership, collapsed in front of a crowd of approximately 70, to fall short by 9 runs. Only one season in the club's history has ever been more successful in regards to senior premierships (2007/08, where the club won an astonishing 5 flags) and after 5 flagless seasons, the club's return to premiership-winning could not have been more emphatic.


PSGL U15's GRAND FINAL: Mt Lawley-Inglewood/Bassendean 5/78 def. Quinns Rocks JCC Purple 76ao @ Maguire Park


After losing the toss and being sent in to bat, the Mt Lawley/Bassendean side posted 5/78 thanks to both openers, Keen and Tabi, making double figures before retiring. With the ball, the girls only allowed one opposition player to pass 8 and took an incredible four runouts to bowl Quinns Rocks out for 76 and win the final by two runs!






2ND GRADE GRAND FINAL: Mt Lawley-Inglewood Cricket Club 192ao def. Caversham Cricket Club 183ao @ Hamer Park


Having posted a competitive 192 all out on Day 1 of the final, thanks largely to opening batsmen Mark Coso (85 off 193) and Pat Wilkinson (33 off 68), Mt Lawley-Inglewood were in trouble with Caversham 3 for 162 - needing just 30 from 40 balls with 7 wickets in hand. Enter 'Man of the Match' Mark Coso, who with previous best bowling figures of 3/4 and current match figures of 0/9, finished taking 6/19 from 10.3 overs to hand Mt-Lawley Inglewood a 9-run win in their final game of 2nd grade before promotion in season 2021/22. Coso took 3 wickets in 4 balls to turn the game on its head while tight bowling from Josh Kraan at the other end built the pressure. Angus Watson took the final catch, one of his three catches in the Caversham collapse, to hand Mt Lawley an unlikely win and their fourth premiership of the weekend!


The winning moments:

Coso's stats:





C GRADE GRAND FINAL: Mt Lawley-Inglewood 6/74 def. Scarborough Cricket Club 72ao @ Bennett Park


C Grade, having lost their opening game of the finals series and therefore needing to win every game from then on to make the grand final, toppled Scarborough, the grades strongest side before chasing down the runs. Cam Henderson and Jake Trewin dismantled the Scarborough top order, leaving them 4/5. They recovered to be 7/72 before losing their last three wickets for no run, leaving Mt Lawley-Inglewood 73 for the premiership with skipper Cam Henderson and Jake Trewin taking three wickets apiece. The run chase started well at 0/12 (2) before a collapse left the side 4/26. A steadying partnership between Cam Henderson (15) and Nick Blunden (6) bought the run chase back on track before another couple of wickets bought Adam Martin (10*) Andrew Beattie (15*) together. The pair put on 26 for the 7th wicket before Beattie hit the winning runs! 






5TH GRADE GRAND FINAL: Mt Lawley-Inglewood 6/96 def. Canning Vale 94ao @ Hamer Park


Having lost to Canning Vale in the 1 v 2 final which kicked off their finals campaign, 5th Grade made yet another promising start with the ball after losing the toss. Mt Lawley restricted Canning Vale to 6/35, having been 1/31. The lower order again bought some respectability to the total as Canning Vale completed the first day all out for 94 - Clausen the pick of the bowlers with a mammoth 4/32 from 21 overs. The run chase started poorly as 2/2 quickly turned into 4/18 before man of the match Damien Browne, who took 4 catches with the gloves on day 1, made a game changing 43 from 37 including 2 fours and 2 sixes. David Tones finished on 28* and Ross Cicirello 5* as Mt-Lawley won by 4 wickets.






Last updated: Thursday April 28, 2022 10:49AM
Author: Mohammed-Ali Daderker