Millar’s five outshines stars

It was no different last weekend when Wanneroo faced Test and WA batsman Shaun Marsh and WA and Glamorgan county bowler Michael Hogan.

Marsh made a dominant 91 but his performance was overshadowed by Wanneroo off spinner Kyle Millar who included Marsh in his five-wicket haul.

Millar bowled seven overs and conceded just 24 runs.

Great support was afforded by Gary Atkinson who took two wickets and team captain Chris Quelch who grabbed one wicket.

Wanneroo restricted Fremantle to 167 and then gritted their teeth to face the venom of Hogan.

Hogan bowled very quickly but most inaccurately and conceded six wides in his first over and, while improving as the innings went on, never really achieved the accuracy required to bother Wanneroo’s batsmen.

Jake Fawcett continued his great form for Wanneroo and posted 50 while John Rogers made 47.

Rob Richards, who batted at the top of the order and did a good job of seeing off Hogan, scored an invaluable 37, which got the Roos off to a good start.

Wanneroo won the match with five wickets to spare in a game where the professionalism of the Wanneroo team in the field was much commented on.

Jason Parry and Jamie Millar both scored 37 in second grade’s 21-run victory over Fremantle at Kingsway.

Wanneroo scored 164 and when Fremantle came in to bat, Josh Quelch took 5-22 and Christian Smith 2-29 to seriously stunt the visitors’ innings.

Fourth grade had Haydn Slodecki score 57 and Ben Ruff 53 out of a total of 208 and then Brad Pearson took 3-17 and Ruff 2-43 which helped the team to restrict Fremantle to a total of 181.

The under-17s outclassed Fremantle when, with a score of 195, they restricted their opponents to 9-136.

Conal Lynch top scored with 73 but the standout performer was Corey Rocchiccioli who made 36 runs and took 2 wickets for 5 runs. Ieuan Estall took 2-9.

The under-15s declared at 8- 97 with Damon Parker making 25 and Braden Hudson 19 in their restricted-overs match against Fremantle and then had Connor Thorn take 1-15 and Dylan Banks 1-23 but Fremantle managed to reach 5-100 to win the match.