Lost toss led to lost cause for Wanneroo

Wanneroo won on the first occasion but because of a faulty umpire’s decision the match was declared and void and a replay was required.

The result was the same with Wanneroo passing the Bayswater Morley total of 7-186 with the loss of five wickets. Wanneroo scored 187.

Captain Chris Quelch was best with the ball for Wanneroo taking 3-28, while Jake Fawcett chipped in with 1-26.

Rob Richards scored a dominant 64, while Jake Fawcett continued his early good batting form with an undefeated 61.

– Saturday’s first grade game was an entirely different matter when Wanneroo faced Claremont-Nedlands at Kingsway.

Overnight rain had slightly affected the pitch and it was, unfortunately, a case of ‘win the toss, win the game’.

Wanneroo lost the toss and Claremont-Nedlands’ Tim McDonald ran riot with the ball and took 5-7.

Claremont-Nedlands scored 93 in reply to Wanneroo’s 91.

Best with the bat for Wanneroo were Colin Smith with 25, Rob Richards (14) and Jake Fawcett (13).

With the pitch much firmer in the second innings, Claremont Nedlands lost only one wicket in scoring the runs and that wicket went to Jack Catterall.

The second grade, third grade and fourth grade teams were all successful in defeating Claremont-Nedlands.