JOONDALUP will be hoping its impressive victory against Subiaco Floreat last Saturday has sparked a WA Premier Cricket resurgence, beginning with Mt Lawley this weekend.
The 10th-placed Centurions face the 12th-placed Hawks at Iluka in their first two-day game of 2018. The 2016-17 grand finalists remain 15 points shy of the top six.
They snapped a three-game winless streak with a masterful bowling display against the second-placed Lions, winning by 105 runs in the one-day clash at Floreat Park.
Sent in to bat, Joondalup struggled to 3-38 after losing both Morgan brothers and Joe Inglis cheaply.
A 34-run partnership between Tim Zsilinszky and Clint Hinchliffe pushed the total to 4-72 before Hinchliffe and Jake Zsilinszky teed off.
The pair belted 87 runs during their fifth-wicket stand as the total reached 159.
Hinchliffe pushed the total to 6-196 before his masterful knock came to an end on 93 after 136 deliveries. Connor Smith and Josh Anderson padded out the final overs to end the innings on 6-221.
Subiaco Floreat’s run chase struggled to gather any momentum, losing 4-40 early.
Hinchliffe continued his good form, taking three wickets as wickets fell too easily for the Lions, eventually bowled out for a paltry 116.