Twin centuries in Wanneroo batting bonanza

After losing an early wicket, Rob Richards and John Rogers set about mounting an enthralling partnership, which accumulated 213 runs, eclipsing the previous second-wicket record of 171 between Craig King and Wesley Robinson in 2004-05.

Richards, who contributed 130 runs, showed all the class of a top-level batsman, while Rogers was cool and calm in making 96 and on this performance could expect a recall to the Warriors.

Not to be outdone, Christian Smith enjoyed his outing by posting a scintillating undefeated 104 to finish off the home side.

Wanneroo batted on after passing Midland-Guildford’s total to post a final score of 384 and lift itself into the competition top six.

Next Saturday, Wanneroo hosts University in a two-day match on Kingsway 1.

Second Grade went down by seven runs at Kingsway, while Third Grade (206) was well beaten by Midland-Guildford (9-270).

Fourth Grade, with a score of 191, was thrilled with the bowling performance of Braden Quinn, who cleaned up with 7-11 to restrict Midland-Guildford to just 78.

Quinn’s performance surpassed that of Rob Taylor, who took 6-29 against Midland-Guildford in 1989-90.

It was also a fourth-grade record, passing Laurie Smith’s performance of 7-25 in 1983-84.

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