Early wickets prove costly
JOONDALUP suffered its second loss in a row to start the 2017- 18 WA Premier Cricket season, going down to Midland- Guildford by two wickets in a tight tussle.
It wasn’t the start Joondalup was looking for, losing opener Garrick Morgan for a duck and No. 3 batsman Mitchell Dixon for one, leaving the home side on 25. However, Jaron Morgan set about trying to resur- rect the innings after finding a partner in Jake Zsilinksy.
The pair put on a potentially match- saving partnership of 54 before Morgan was dismissed after crunching a powerful half- century.
It was a modest total to chase down for MidlandGuildford, which was made all the more difficult after losing 3- 15 to open the innings.
Joe Inglis did his best to nullify the Midland- Guildford batting line up, taking 3- 31.
Unfortunately for the home side it was not enough, as Charlie Cassell did the damage with bat and ball to get his team over the line in the 41st over.
Joondalup 157 ( Morgan 55, Zsilinsky 45, Cassell 3- 24) defeated by Midland Guildford 8- 158 ( Cassell 32, Kirwan 31, Inglis 3- 31), Iluka Sports Complex 1.