WA Premier Cricket: Wanneroo at risk of outright loss against Claremont-Nedlands

Wanneroo is on the ropes against Claremont-Nedlands. Picture: file image
Wanneroo is on the ropes against Claremont-Nedlands. Picture: file image

WANNEROO is staring down an outright loss against league leader Claremont-Nedlands after losing the first innings on day one in WA Premier Cricket.

The Tigers kept the Roos to a meagre 103 at Cresswell Park on Saturday before declaring at 6-197, giving them plenty of opportunity to bowl out the visitors a second time.

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Wanneroo faced five overs of its second innings before stumps, losing three wickets as the side slumped to 3-1.

South African Claremont-Nedlands paceman Keagan Africa took eight wickets for the day with 6-31 in the first innings and 2-0 in the second.

English import Dan Lawrence (3-23) was Wanneroo’s best with the ball, but struggled with the bat for the first time this season, managing four runs.

Roo Matthew Spoors (59) produced the biggest knock in a line-up where just three batsmen made double figures and four returned ducks.