WACA Premier Cricket: Wanneroo continues giant-killing rampage

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BOTTOM-placed Wanneroo has proven a giant killer over the past two WA Premier Cricket rounds.

First the Roos knocked off league leaders Claremont Nedlands and now the side has overcome another top three contender in Subiaco Floreat.

And there’ll be no respite from the tougher teams of the league when they face fourth-placed Melville this weekend. The Roos chased down 225 against the Lions off the back of Max Holden’s scorching 138 in the two-day clash on Saturday.

Wanneroo came to the crease at Floreat Park Oval for the first time on day 2 and the Roos immediately found themselves in trouble at 1-3.

Although shaken, Wanneroo recovered through Holden and Matthew Spoors as the pair put on a superb second-wicket partnership worth 95.

At 2-98 the Lions struck back, taking two quick wickets to reel the Roos back in at 4-119.

However Holden was just getting started, as he and Kyle Millar added a further 93 during their fifth-wicket stand as the Roos found themselves 14 runs shy of victory at 5-212.

After Millar’s dismissal Holden continued his brutal knock, hitting the winning runs as he finished the day with a sensational 138 from 214 and guiding the Roos to a first-innings victory.