Sixth win of the Great Southern Cricket Association season for Kendenup after downing Wanderers

Taj StubberGreat Southern Herald
Kendenup's Clinton Gilbert starred in their win over Wanderers.
Camera IconKendenup's Clinton Gilbert starred in their win over Wanderers. Credit: Taj Stubber/Albany Advertiser

A terrific all-round performance from Clinton Gilbert guided Kendenup to a comfortable seven-wicket win over Wanderers in the Great Southern Cricket Association on Saturday.

But with Tambellup also winning in round 14 it ended Kendenup’s chances of finishing in the top-two and securing a finals double chance.

Kendenup will take plenty of confidence into the finals, when they face Wanderers in their elimination final on March 12.

Gilbert returned neat bowling figures before blasting an unbeaten half century to guide his side home in just 20 overs on their home deck.

Kyle Sinclair and Toby Quartermaine put on 47 runs for the opening stand before Jeremy Groves removed the latter for 21 and then picked up Brock Green soon after.

Tyron Pinney and Kyle Sinclair put on 30 together to take their side towards triple figures before Sinclair fell for a patient 42.

That was Gilbert’s first wicket and it also triggered a collapse for Wanderers as they lost 7-14.

Callum Gribble ripped through Wanderers middle and lower order with four wickets and despite some resistance from Pinney and Ryan Sinclair they were bowled out for 118 in the 44th over.

Pinney made 16 but was run out and Ryan Sinclair finished unbeaten on 14.

Gribble snared impressive figures of 4-13 off nine overs while Gilbert took 2-8 from six overs, three of which were maidens, and Groves added 2-16.

Kendenup fell to 2-12 in the run chase as Elijiah Quartermaine snared the key wickets of Scott Hillman and Keegan Berry.

However Jarred Beech and Clinton Gilbert steadied the ship with a 40-run stand before Beech was bowled for 19.

But through brothers, Clinton and Matt Gilbert, Kendenup cruised home as they put on a 69-run partnership. Kendenup finished on 3-121.

The pair went at more than six an over to guide their side to a sixth victory.

Clinton Gilbert finished on 61 off 49 balls while Matt Gilbert was unbeaten on 16.

Elijiah Quartermaine snared 2-21 for Wanderers but they suffered their eighth loss of the season.

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