Sun sets on Inglis em­pire

Joondalup Times - - SPORT - Dustin Ed­wards

JOONDALUP and Univer­sity are evenly poised af­ter a tight bat­tle on the first day of WACA first-grade pen­nant ac­tion at Iluka Sports Com­plex.

Al­though the Cen­tu­ri­ons found them­selves in trou­ble early on Satur­day at 2-22, Clin­ton Hinch­liffe and Josh Inglis breathed life into the in­nings, pro­duc­ing 68 runs in a ter­rific third-wicket part­ner­ship.

The loss of Hinch­liffe at

3-90 did noth­ing to slow Inglis down as he found a new part­ner in cap­tain Jaron Mor­gan, where the pair con­tin­ued to as­sault Univer­sity’s bowlers.

Inglis and Mor­gan bashed their way to a 75run fourth-wicket stand to boost the to­tal to 165 be­fore Mor­gan de­parted for 45.

At 4-165, Inglis found him­self an­chor­ing the mid­dle overs as Univer­sity’s bowlers started to get on top.

A 35-run part­ner­ship be­tween Inglis and Tim Zsilinkszy saw the score zoom to 200 be­fore Bai­ley Richards took mat­ters into his own hands.

Richards tore his way through the tail, tak­ing four of the fi­nal six wick­ets, as Joondalup lost those fi­nal six wick­ets in the space of

12 runs.

Richards ended the in­nings with 5-33, while Inglis fin­ished the day with an amaz­ing knock of 107, scor­ing more than half of Joondalup’s to­tal as the Cen­tu­ri­ons were bowled out for 212.

Al­though Univer­sity lost Sean Stuart early at 1-1, Will Bo­sisto and Christo­pher Sab­burg re­grouped, push­ing the to­tal to 1-38 be­fore the end of the day’s play.

The two-day match con­tin­ues this Satur­day at

11.40am at Iluka Sports Com­plex.

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