WACA Premier Cricket: Perth looks to build on last year’s progress ahead of new season


Josh Nicholas will lead the bowling attack for Perth.
Josh Nicholas will lead the bowling attack for Perth.

THE WACA’s Premier Cricket season begins tomorrow with a round of one day fixtures.

Perth will be looking to get away to a good start when it takes on Midland-Guildford at Lilac Hill.

A wet September has seen the Demons largely confined to indoor facilities and at this stage more rain is expected on Saturday.

Perth has been a power in Premier Cricket, being runner-up in the club championship for the past three seasons.

Stung by a home semi-final loss to Joondalup to end last season in First Grade, there is hunger in the group to go one better.

Jonathan Wells is in excellent form with the Western Warriors, which means Perth is not likely to see a lot of him this season.

The club has a solid batting line-up that boasts a lot of experience, led by skipper Luke Jurym, Jacob Snadden, Tom Casey, Sean Roberts and Dain Moreton.

Essex pro Adam Wheater is expected to return over the Christmas period for the T20 competition.

The bowling attack also looks very strong this year, with Josh Nicholas and Liam Guthrie leading the attack, supported by all-rounder and last years Butcher medal winner Jake Van Galen.

The club has bolstered its spin depth with the addition of Warriors rookie leg spinner Kyle Gardiner from Rockingham-Mandurah.

Weather permitting, Second and Fourth grades will play at Fletcher Park from 10.30am.

Spectators are welcome with food and beverages available.

South Perth First Grade takes on Subiaco Floreat at Richardson Park on Saturday.

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