Roos in fine form

The Roos took the match down to the wire, with a 32-run last wicket stand lifting the side (9-323) to a four-run win at stumps on day two in response to Scarborough’s 319.

Fawcett, who struggled for form during the previous season, has been one of Wanneroo’s most consistent performers this year and a model for coach Wayne Pearson’s dictum that individual performance is vital to team success.

Fawcett, keeping his game simple, batted with confidence.

His battle with Scarborough’s WA spinner Marcus Harris (0-26) was a feature of the game with the honours being equal, but the away side’s medium pace attack contributed liberally to Fawcett’s score.

Kyle Millar was equally skilful in scoring 49 of the fifth wicket partnership’s 116 runs.

Millar, who took five wickets in the previous match against Fremantle, was ill and unable to bowl against Scarborough.

Former skipper Joel Charles made a stylish 50, with most of the batting order making valuable contributions to the total.

Fawcett’s dramatic improvement this season will have WACA selectors keeping the tall batsman on their radar.

Second grade had a consistent batting performance from Graeme Atkinson who scored 73 in the first innings and 84 in the second.

Wanneroo scored 201, dismissed Scarborough for 171 and then posted 236 in the second innings.

Nathan Henry was a good support for Atkinson when he scored 50 in the second innings to win the match.

Fourth Grade scored 230 and then, with Scott Pearson taking 6-43 and James Di Carlo 3-35, they restricted Scarborough to 197 to win the match.