Hanna the destroyer as Midland-Guildford wilt
WILLETTON produced its best against Midland-Guildford on the weekend, with a brilliant performance on Saturday in its two-day match.
The decision to send Midland Guildford in to bat turned out to be a brilliant one, even though it didn’t immediately pay off.
Sitting at 2-35, Mitch Hanna went on a rampage. No batsman was safe against Hanna as he battered his way through Midland Guildford’s beleaguered line-up, finishing with an astonishing 6-41 off 21 overs, seven of which were maidens.
There was little to get excited about for the home side, as six batsmen failed to reach double figures on their way to the lowly total of 107 after 60 overs.
Willetton, full of confidence, started its innings with gusto, sitting in the enviable position of 2-70.
Captain Matthew Johnston and Aaron Hardie will continue at the crease on day two, sitting on 41 and four respectively.
Willetton may have been feeling the effects of the previous day, as it started its T20 match against Wanneroo in dreadful style.
Willetton lost its first eight wickets for a paltry 47 runs, with Jack Cattrall (4-21) and Matthew Spoors (3-13) running rampant. Brennan Wilson and Hanna provided some fight with the bat, but it was too late, as Willetton finished with 9-83 at the end of the innings.
Wanneroo started the run chase nervously, losing 3-17, before Spoors (42no) and Jacob Johnston (29no) stepped in to help the Roos cruise to victory.
Willetton will be hoping for a much-improved effort in day two of its Lilac Hill clash with Midland Guildford on Saturday 4 at 11.40am.