Jonathon Wells puts Perth in commanding position against Midland-Guildford

Jonathon Wells puts Perth in commanding position against Midland-Guildford

JONATHON Wells scored a stunning century for Perth in Premier Cricket on Saturday to bang down the selection door, as he bids for a place in WA’s Sheffield Shield side.

Wells again put Perth in a strong position against Midland-Guildford at Fletcher Park after hammering 144, with the former Tasmanian making it three centuries in two weeks.

The 28-year-old is hoping to be part of WA’s side which takes on New South Wales in Sydney from Friday.

Angus Webster was the main supporter with a half-century, as the Perth side amassed 7-342, to be in a dominant position going into the second day from 11.40am on Saturday.

Under 17 State representative Isaac Townsend had a unique day scoring 67 for the under 17s and then another 67 for 3rd grade, in the afternoon.

In the colts Perth beat South Perth after Liam Guthrie taking five wickets for just six runs off his ten overs.

Eamonn Munday gave great support with 4/31 and Adam Disisto made 49 with the bat.

Unbeaten South Perth will be confident of victory after a strong bowling performance in their fixture against Scarborough at Richardson Park.

The Sky Blues bowled the Gulls out for 247, with Sam Birchall continuing to show his development with four wickets.

Youngster Darius D’Silva was the other impressive bowler with multiple wickets.

Hugh Brown is unbeaten on 14 at the end of the day, with the veteran already hitting a six in the process.