Cricket: Five wicket haul puts Claremont-Nedlands in dominant position against University

Cricket: Five wicket haul puts Claremont-Nedlands in dominant position against University

A FIVE wicket haul from all-rounder Tim David led Claremont-Nedlands to a dominant position in its fixture against University during round five of Premier Cricket at James Oval.

The University batsmen were in disarray against the medium pacer, as David reduced the hosts to 168 all out.

It could have been worse for the students as they slumped to 9-114, before Englishman Harry Podmore smashed 63 not out from 71 balls to add some respectability to the total.

Keagan Africa was vital against his old side as he took 3-27, with youngster Brad Hope chipping in for a wicket of his own.

The Tigers ended the day in a dominant position at 0-61, with debutant Kip Cameron unbeaten on 29, while Nick Hobson was also not out on 28.

Jason Behrendorff caused havoc early for Subiaco Floreat as he reduced Willetton to 3-3, after taking wickets with the first two balls of the day at Burrendah Reserve.

Eventually the Dragons fought back to post 202.

Behrendorff was the pick of the bowlers with 4-21, with skipper Chris Hansberry chipping in with four of his own.

Subiaco Floreat finished at 1-33 as they chase full points this weekend.