South Perth stare down spoon

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - SPORT -

SOUTH Perth is now odds on favourite to clinch the Premier Cricket wooden spoon af­ter an­other dis­ap­point­ing loss to Rockingham-Man­durah at Lark Hill on Satur­day.

The Sky Blues score of 205 was never go­ing to be enough as the Mariners passed it five wick­ets down.

Alex Bevilaqua was the shin­ing light for the away side claim­ing three wick­ets.

South Perth takes on top six con­tenders Clare­mont-Ned­lands and the in-form Su­bi­aco Floreat in the fi­nal two rounds.

Else­where, Perth slumped to de­feat against the im­prov­ing Fre­man­tle at Stevens Re­serve.

Chas­ing 327 for vic­tory, the Demons were bowled out for 295.

Jonathan Wells was out­stand­ing for Perth, bat­ting for nearly the en­tire day, scor­ing 162 not out from 218 balls.

Wells smashed 20 bound­aries to send a timely re­minder to WA se­lec­tors, but his hero­ics weren’t enough.

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