Dirty Dozen reigns supreme in standings despite round 11 loss ahead of finals

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Pearler's Scott Hill sends down a delivery.
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The Dirty Dozen continue to reign supreme at the top of the Broome Cricket Association A grade standings despite a round 11 loss as the competition prepares to enter its last round before the finals.

Going up against the Mangrove Cricket Club at Nipper Roe Oval on October 4, the Dirty Dozen were knocked off their perch, losing the match 6-118 to 5-117.

Mangrove won the toss and decided to bat first with Jack Faine leading the team with 30 off 32 balls while the Dirty Dozen’s Riley Forde was the leading batter for his side, hitting 29 off 40 balls.

Dirty Dozen’s Andrew Korol took the wickets of Jarrad Bracknell, Daniel Moore and William Hodge.

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Despite their loss, Dirty Dozen still leads the pack at the top of the standings while the Mangrove Cricket Club sit in second place, just one win behind the Dirty Dozen.

On November 2 under the lights on Nipper Roe Oval, Roebuck Bay clinched the win from the Pearlers, 3-91 to 8-90.

The toss was won by Roebuck Bay who put Pearlers into bat, with Jay Hill hitting 34 off 33 balls, top scoring for the Pearlers.

Roebuck Bay’s Tom Money was no slouch either, hitting hitting 49no off 47 balls.

Roebuck Bay sailed through to reach the winning target of 91 for the loss of just three wickets.

Roebuck Bay now take third place while the Pearlers remain in the bottom spot in the A grade standings.

The senior B grade competition had the same outcome as the A grade contest with Roebuck Bay handing the Pearlers another defeat, 8-98 to 6-87.

The Pearlers won the toss this time, putting Roebuck into bat and they were in trouble early, two out with just seven runs on the board after three overs.

But a fightback from Riley Oldfield and William Cameron (22 each) helped propel Roebuck Bay to 8-98.

In reply, the Pearlers could only muster 6-87, with Mark Hollamby (29 off 31 balls) his side’s best at the crease.

Roebuck Bay now retain their second place standings while the Pearlers sit at the bottom.

The Mangrove Cricket Club also collected another solid win against the Dirty Dozen, 8-121 to 8-107.

Dirty Dozen won the toss and put Mangrove into bat, which served them well as the Mangrove’s Cameron Haynes was run out in the first over.

Despite the rocky start, a spectacular 53 off 52 balls from Jake Coles helped Mangrove get back on track.

Shane Vujcich for the Dirty Dozen also put in a good performance collecting four wickets but it wasn’t enough to stop the Mangrove onslaught.

Mangrove Cricket Club now sit at the top of the standings while Dirty Dozen takes the third spot.

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