WACA Premier Cricket: Sky Blues lay down gauntlet to Willetton


South Perth posted a competitive score for Willetton to chase.
South Perth posted a competitive score for Willetton to chase.

WILLETTON are under pressure after South Perth posted a competitive score, showing their position on the Premier Cricket table is certainly justified.

The Sky Blues managed 258 all out at Burrendah Reserve on Saturday, with Dragons strike bowler Simon Mackin going wicket-less through the innings.

Fifth-placed South Perth have surprised everyone in Premier Cricket this season and look like finals contenders on evidence against fourth-placed Willetton.

Rob Jones and Darius D’Silva were wonderful for the visitors combining for a 100-run stand to guide the side past 200.

Jones scored 67, while D’Silva managed a patient 66 in a vital partnership.

Spinners Brad Hogg and D’Arcy Short did the damage for Willetton taking three and two wickets respectively, while skipper Matt Johnston contributed two.

This has the makings of a classic next weekend, as the Sky Blues look for early wickets to begin day two.