Richards unfazed by Cummins

Richards unfazed by Cummins

Richards, undeterred by the appearance of Australian representative pace bowler Pat Cummins (pictured above) for the Demons, showed calm and concentration and was a big reason for the big quick bowling.

Wicketkeeper Christian Smith pitched in with 43, while John Rogers found a return to form with a well-made 40.

Perth, with 75 from Cummins, put up a formidable 224 in the one-day match, but with Richards holding sway Wanneroo lost just five wickets in scoring 225.

Best of the Wanneroo bowlers was Jack Catterall with 4-45 and evergreen Gary Atkinson with 3-35.

The Roos travel to Sutherlands Park to play Gosnells this Saturday in another one-day affair.

Wanneroo could only manage 132 against Perth in second grade at Fletcher Park and the home side lost just four wickets in securing victory.

Third grade had Hayden Slodecki score 77 in their victory over Perth, while John Walter took 3-15 and Jason Parry 2-14.

Perth scored 163 while Wanneroo passed this score for the loss of four wickets.

John Saunders was the toast of fourth grade when he saluted the crowd with a century and the team had another finer contribution from James Di Carlo, who made 74.

Mark McPhee took 3-18 when Perth were bundled out for 6-179. Wanneroo scored 4-233.

The under-17s were too strong for Perth when they restricted the visitors to Kingsway to 83.

Liam Catalfamo took 3-23 and Bailey Nylander 2-15 in what looked like being a rout at one stage.

Best of the Wanneroo batting was provided by Conal Lynch who made 69 and Corey Rocchiccioli with 42. Vaughn Quinlan chipped in with a well-made 36.