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.