Hogg’s effort not enough

Brad Hogg’s eight wickets were not enough to beat Joondalup.
Brad Hogg’s eight wickets were not enough to beat Joondalup.

The hosts returned one of their lowest first innings scores of the season, producing 169 at Iluka on Saturday.

But they ably defended the total, dismissing the Dragons for just 67 to secure the Kevin Sullivan Silver Cup as the season’s top-placed side.

Former Test bowler Hogg took eight wickets over the Saturday-Sunday contest, his left arm unorthodox spin returning 6-65 and 2-26.

It was a match for the bowlers, with not one batsman from either side making a half century.

Joondalup’s Josh Anderson took 5-30, while reliable paceman James Boyland clinched 4-16.

Clint Tomlinson top scored in the Centurions’ first innings with 39 before Josh Inglis contributed a team-high 37 to Joondalup’s 8-137 in the second dig. Inglis and young teammate Jaron Morgan were named in WA’s Futures League side to face South Australia next week.

Joondalup will play its final round against Claremont-Nedlands on March 7 before facing the Tigers again in the one-day final on March 8.

The WACA competition has a general bye this weekend.