WA Premier Cricket: Joondalup faces Wanneroo in northern derby to break three-game losing streak

Jaron Morgan took three wickets for Joondalup last Saturday.
Jaron Morgan took three wickets for Joondalup last Saturday.

JOONDALUP is at risk of dropping to the edge of the top six as it heads into its first two-day WA Premier Cricket clash of the year off the back of three consecutive losses.

The fourth-placed Centurions will go into the northern derby against 13th-placed Wanneroo as strong favourites, but will be wary the rivalry clash often produces surprises.

A loss for Joondalup at Kingsway would see it fall to fifth if Subiaco Floreat defeats Gosnells.

The Centurions began the year in third but three one-day losses had them drop to fourth, their latest defeat coming against league leaders Claremont-Nedlands on Saturday.

The side did not threaten the Tigers’ 266, succumbing for 207 in a 59-run loss at Iluka Sporting Complex.

Jaron Morgan top scored for Joondalup with 42, but the visitors’ Tim David beat him for match-high honours, producing nearly half his side’s score with 126.

Morgan was also the Centurions’ best bowler, taking 3-40.