WANNEROO suffered a dreadful weekend, losing its two-day match on Saturday against Midland Guildford, after being bowled out for 142 after attempting to chase 215 at Lilac Hill 1, while also falling 23 runs short in its T20 match against Subiaco Floreat on Sunday.
Wanneroo started day 2 of its two-day clash with Midland Guildford in a great position on Saturday at 2-58. However, unbeknown to the Roos, Julian Crudeli was planning an ambush.
Crudeli took out opener Spoors for 28 early in the day before Charlie Cassell bowled Jacob Johnston for 18, leaving the Roos on 4-73.
Crudeli then found his range, taking three wickets for one run in an incredible spell of bowling.
There was little the Roos could do, as Kyle Millar and Matthew Dzodzos were the only pair who mounted any sort of challenge with a 40-run partnership.
Crudeli continued his rampage, cleaning up the final three wickets with ease, finishing with an astonishing 7-57 off 20 overs.
The Roos then shifted their attention to Sunday’s T20 match against Subiaco Floreat at Floreat Park Oval.
Clearly sapped of confidence following the previous day’s defeat, Wanneroo struggled to mount any sort of defence against Subiaco Floreat’s batting attack.
Wanneroo’s Kyle Millar eventually broke the Lions’ opening 105-run partnership between Calum How and Cameron Green, bowling How for 45.
Green, however, bashed his way to a quick-fire 67 before being dismissed by Max Holden, who finished with figures of 4-34 and helped contain the Lions to 170 after 20 overs.
Holden continued to assert his influence on the game, opening the batting for the Roos with a hard-fought 83-run partnership with Robert Richards.
Unfortunately for the Roos, once Holden (70) was dismissed at 3-137, the fight fell too, with the Roos losing six wickets in the space of 20 runs, completing a frustrating weekend of cricket.