McPhee shines bright

Batting in the middle order, Dighton plundered 70 while teammate Clint Heron scored 90 to set up a formidable total for Wanneroo to chase this Saturday.

Wanneroo, who lost two early wickets, are 2-32 with night watchman Jack Catterall on 17 and wicketkeeper Christian Smith not out 2.

The bright light for Wanneroo was young bowler Jarred McPhee, who took 4-46 off 13 overs.

McPhee took his first wicket in A-grade when he had Joel Charles take the catch to dismiss Anthony Del Borello for 7.

He also took the prized wicket of Heron, bowled.

Jack Catterall, with 2-78, and Chris Quelch, with 2-68, kept the pressure on the batsmen while Rob Richards took 1-37. Second grade posted a total of 201 when Graeme Atkinson scored 73 and Matthew Dzodos contributed 28.

In reply, Scarborough are 4-63 with the damage being done for Wanneroo by Adam Smith who returned the figures of 3-9. Josh Quelch took 1-12.

Third grade are in a strong position after John Saunders took 3-18 and David Walters 3-35 to restrict Scarborough to 157.

In reply, Wanneroo are 0-8. Fourth Grade had Craig Nylander score 52 not out and James Di Carlo 45 when the team posted a total of 230. The game continues this weekend.

The under-17s enjoyed a tyro performance by Conal Lynch when he remained undefeated on 114.

The team score of 7-191 is competitive and with a sound bowling performance next week the team is capable of a good win. The under 15s set a total of 8-135.

Ted Hussey