WA Premier Cricket: Wanneroo in slump after double loss

Wanneroo had a winless weekend.
Wanneroo had a winless weekend.

WANNEROO failed to capitalise on an opportunity to claw from the cellar of the WA Premier Cricket table, with consecutive losses on the weekend leaving the side in 14th place.

The Roos appeared in control in their match against the then-winless Joondalup at Iluka Sports Complex on Saturday, having their rivals stumbling at 4-61 after sending them in to bat.

Mathew Dzodzos (3-40) led the attack, including dismissing the dangerous Clint Hinchliffe for a duck, but the Centurions managed to rebuild to post 202.

However, Wanneroo was unable to build any momentum in its chase, with Haydn Slodecki (49) the only substantial run-maker, with Joondalup’s Simon Branston (4-31) and Clint Hinchliffe (4-26) ripping through the Roos line-up to dismiss them for 146 in 43.3 overs, consigning Wanneroo to a 56-run defeat.

Sunday’s match against Perth went no better, with the Demons recording a dominant 93-run win at Kingsway Sports Complex.

Perth won the toss and elected to bat, with visiting captain Luke Jury (122) and Jake Snadden (92) amassing a 187-run opening stand.

Wanneroo’s run chase struggled to gain any traction early as it lost 4-58.

The Roos face Scarborough on Saturday in their first two-day clash.

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