King Charles in form

Wanneroo began the innings at 3-35 chasing another 196 and anticipated the students to slow the game and bowl accurately to tie the batsmen down.

This didn’t happen and in the first session University mounted a bouncer barrage which in the main saw the ball despatched to all parts of the ground.

Christian Smith made a quick fire 25 but a steady Aaron Brunner withstood everything thrown at him to score 80.

With Charles taking over later in the innings, Wanneroo batted on to a total of 255 and third place on the WACA pennant ladder. Wanneroo face second-placed Willetton in a one-day fixture this Saturday and, if successful, will finish the season second.

Second grade were as equally successful when they scored a total of 4-260 declared to defeat University at James oval.

The features of this game were the innings of Mitch McGee who scored an undefeated 130 and Brendan Murray who made 79.

University made a lamentable 113 in their first innings and 164 in their second when they found Donovan Fryer a real problem when he took 6-43.