EES Shipping and the Leeming Spartans

EES Shipping have sponsored the Spartans for over five years

EES Shipping are proud, long time sponsors of the Leeming Spartan Cricket Club.

With the regular season over, the weekend saw four Spartan teams play in the semi-finals to hopefully book a spot in the grand final.

1st Grade
A home semi final against 3rd placed East Fremantle with the second day being played next Saturday.
East Fremantle batted first and got off to a great start being 1/119. Some great bowling from Rhys May (5/30 off 26 overs) and Mark Elvidge (3/4 off 7 overs) were able to get the Spartans back in the game and limit East Fremantle’s batting. At the end of the day, Leeming were able to get East Fremantle all out for 147.  We look forward to hopefully seeing the clubs top grade in the Grand Final!

3rd Grade
A tough game for the clubs 3rd grade, taking on top team East Fremantle. Leeming batted first and got off to a nervous start being 2/30. A few good partnerships followed to steady the ship and at the end of the day, Leeming ended all out for 189. Brad Mant scored 69 and Sean Wright added 39 and Sumeet Panesar also chipped in with 20 not out.
The East Fremantle innings started disastrously with Sumeet Panesar and Shannon Davies  ripping through the top order to have them 3/1. Sean Wright picked up another quick wicket and East Fremantle were reeling at 4/30.  A few crucial partnerships followed but they were never really able to come back from the bad start with Leeming getting the final wickets for total score of 112. Panesar ended the day with figures of 3/18 off 12 overs with team captain and association bowling champion Sean Wright picked up 4/19 off 11.3 overs.
Leeming will now face CBC in the grand final for the third consecutive season (Leeming have won 2 grand finals straight and going for the trifecta!)

4th Grade
Leemings 4th Grade side were up against Armadale after a great season (already winning the one day competition and going for the one day/two day double). Leeming batted first and after losing two quick wickets, were able to mount a brutal comeback with the next six batsmen all in the runs. Season best Dallas Eparaima was the star, scoring another century (101) with great support from O.Stacey (34), M.Putland (42), D.Putland (31), D.Usher (46) and B.Rushton (41). A massive total of 8/318 from 75 overs was always looking like a winning score and the bowlers supported a great batting effort. Armadale were struggling early and couldn’t quite hit their straps, succumbing to the Leeming bowlers and being all out for 95. Gavin Poller had a great day with figures of 4/17 off 11 overs while Steve Murfitt also was destructive with 4/27 off 6 overs.
Leeming will now meet Cockburn in the final… a replay of the mid season one day final which Leeming won a close fought battle.

Our very own Glenn Hack – above (Director / Special Projects Manager) played a part in the 4th grade mid season one day premiership.

One Day ‘A’ Grade
Leeming One day ‘A’ grade side (ODA) had a tough semi-final game against top side Thornlie. Leeming batted first and after a great start, went from 0/28 to 3/36 in a short time.  A hard fought partnership of 53 between association champion Wade Maxwell and Glenn Hack made sure a respectable total was posted and Leeming were back in the chase at 3/89. Unfortunately, wickets tumbled quickly and no-one was able to settle on a partnership after this and Leeming were all out for 130. Glenn Hack top scored with 35 and Wade Maxwell made 25.

It was always going to be a tough scored to defend and everything needed to go Leemings way to win. A great catch at fine leg by Neil Hewson and some good tight bowling by Logan Wake and Hewson gave Leeming a big chance with Thornlie at 5/68. Unfortunately a few missed chances and a match winning partnership by the Thornlie batsmen allowed them to pass the score 7 wickets down.  An unfortunate end to a great season from the ODA’s and look forward to them going the next step in 2014/2015.

We look forward to a some good results next week with 1st grade playing for a spot in the grand final and 3rd and 4th grade playing for the premiership.

Good luck to all teams and if you wish to follow the Leeming Spartan Cricket Club in more detail head over to their website.

The busy club rooms during a special presentation