WA Premier Cricket: Wanneroo promising, Joondalup down

Wanneroo has made a promising start to its campaign.
Wanneroo has made a promising start to its campaign.

WANNEROO will hope to continue a promising start to its WA Premier Cricket campaign when it challenges Melville on a Saturday.

Wanneroo defeated reigning champions Rockingham-Mandurah on Saturday by 23 runs at Kingsway.

The hosts struck 6-204, led by exciting English import Dan Lawrence’s 44, before restricting the visitors to 181. The Mariners’ Mitchell Green top scored with 73.

Lawrence also proved strong with the ball, taking 4-49 as teammate Rob Richards snared 4-28.

On Sunday, Wanneroo fell just five runs short against Perth at Fletcher Park.

The visitors were reduced to 236 in pursuit of the hosts’ 241. Lawrence was again the star, striking 83 from 84 balls.

Roos captain Chris Quelch took 5-47, while Perth’s Sean Roberts (101) impressed with a century.

 

Joondalup looking for improvement

Joondalup will look to recover from its undesirable start to the WA Premier Cricket season when it faces Subiaco Floreat on Saturday.

The Centurions are on the back foot after two losses to open their season, with Fremantle and Gosnells proving far too strong in the one-day clashes on Saturday and Sunday respectively.

Joondalup was without WA rookie Josh Inglis (domestic one-day duty) and Garrick Morgan (injury), subsequently struggling with the bat in their absence.

The Centurions’ Jaron Morgan (39 and 37) tried hard in both fixtures, but his side was rolled for 118 against Fremantle in pursuit of 7-236 at Iluka Sports Complex.

Joondalup’s Michael Johnson (48) top scored against Gosnells at Sutherlands Park to allow the Centurions to reach a competitive 154.

But Gosnells needed just two wickets to chase down the target inside 30 overs.