Wanneroo cricket team lost to Claremont-Nedlands

Wanneroo could not stymie the Claremont-Nedlands chase.
Wanneroo could not stymie the Claremont-Nedlands chase.

WANNEROO suffered their second loss of the WACA first grade season as they succumbed to a strong batting performance from Claremont-Nedlands on Saturday.

The Roos hoped to defend 266 on day two at Cresswell Park, but the ninth-placed Tigers needed just four wickets to surmount the total before seeing out the match on 6-356.

Claremont-Nedlands opener Jacob Whiteaker led the hosts with a commanding 154 ” the competition’s biggest score this season.

Whiteaker combined with Daniel Rees (71) for a 173-run fourth-wicket stand.

Tigers captain James Allenby struck 49.

Wanneroo’s Donavinn Fryer (2-36) and Leigh Millar (2-83), who took the wicket of Whiteaker, led figures on a tough day for the visitors’ bowlers.

The Roos, who remain third despite the loss, face a challenge for their league standing against fourth-placed Mt Lawley over the next two Saturdays.