WA Premier Cricket: Wanneroo County import Max Holden to debut

Max Holden in action for County division two side Northants. Picture: Getty Images
Max Holden in action for County division two side Northants. Picture: Getty Images

ENGLISH import Max Holden will play his first game for Wanneroo, as the side looks to breathe life into its WA Premier Cricket campaign against Midland-Guildford on Saturday.

A hand injury had prevented the county cricketer, who captained the England U19s, from playing until now.

The Roos are second-last on the table, having won just one of five matches this season heading into the clash against the 12th-placed Monkey Towners at Lilac Hill.

Wanneroo is on a four-game losing streak after a loss to Scarborough in the two-day contest at Kingsway on Saturday.

The hosts lost the first innings but were just three wickets shy of achieving an outright win in the second. Wanneroo took a 128-run lead with a quickfire 5-150 off 23 overs before declaring in the hope of dismissing Scarborough in the final 27 overs of the day.

Hayden Slodecki led the Roos’ aggressive approach with 41 off 30 balls, including two sixes.

An impressive shared bowling effort from Jack Cattrall (2-10), John Walter (2-22) and Matthew Spoors (2-5) almost took the Roos to an unlikely victory, but the Gulls survived on 7-87 to go with their winning score of 191 in the first innings.

Scarborough was eight wickets down when it passed Wanneroo’s 171 earlier in the day.