Cricket: South Perth in first innings victory

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SOUTH Perth has already wrapped up a first-innings victory and will be looking for an outright win over Midland Guildford, after an eventful first day on Saturday at Richardson Park.

After winning the toss and electing to bat, Midland Guildford opened its innings with a 33-run second-wicket stand between captain Dominic Sibley and Jackson Wood, after losing opener Hayden Cobley for three.

At 1-42, Midland Guildford found itself in the midst of a monumental batting collapse. The visitors lost nine wickets for 65 runs, as five of Midland Guildford’s batsmen failed to score more than four runs.

As a result, Midland Guildford was bowled out for a disappointing 107 runs after just 43 overs as Michael Bailey, Chris Chellew and Darius D’Silva took seven wickets between them.

South Perth then chased down the 107-run total with ease.

Robert Jones ended the day with an unbeaten 63, as he and Trent Ovens (39) helped push the total to 4-184 at the end of the day’s play.