Roos fail to finish the job

Chasing Wanneroo’s 108, Melville found themselves 7-70 but stuck to their job and completed their first innings with a total of 214 and a win on the first innings.

Wanneroo for their part had a fine bowling effort from Gary Atkinson, who took five wickets and then followed up with a score of 27 in the second innings total of 233.

Best of the batsmen for Wanneroo the second time around were Christian Smith with 57, Alex Burton who fell one run short of a half-century again and Mitch McGee with 30.

This defeat has Wanneroo in the bottom half of the competition ladder but having had some success over Subiaco Floreat, who they face at Kingsway this Saturday, the potential for a lift exists.

Second grade went down to Melville when the visitors to Kingsway posted 8-261 to outreach Wanneroo who scored 239.

The outstanding performance for Wanneroo in this match was Jamie Miller, who took 6-82.

Third grade crushed Melville when they lost just three wickets in scoring 251.

Christopher Moses top-scored for Wanneroo with an impressive 84 while Greg Maher contributed 62.

Melville scored 147.

Wanneroo’s fourth grade score of 228 was too much for Melville, which managed 166.

Nichols Nylander (33), Mitch McPhee (32), and Aiden Fawcett (30) led the batting in a successful outing for the team.

The junior competition saw a win for the under-15s and a draw for the 17s.

Wanneroo under-17s declared at 3-156 after Conal Lynch scored 90 and Christopher Moses 25, but under the rules for one-day affairs Melville’s score of 7-88 in their allotted overs drew the match. Christopher Moses took 2-11 and Ieuan Estall 2-33 for Wanneroo.

The Wanneroo under-15s rolled Melville for 6-100 (cc), Then they lost three wickets in scoring 117 under the same rules as in the 17s match.

Matthew Spoors top-scored with 44 and Braiden Hudson and Damon Parker were both undefeated on 34 and 32 respectively.