Roberts leads Perth to victory
A MAIDEN First Grade century to Sean Roberts led Perth to a thrilling five-run win over Wanneroo in Round 3 of Premier cricket at Fletcher Park.
A product of the Perth juniors, Roberts made 101 off 110 balls with 11 boundaries. His 100-run partnership with Jacob Snadden (40) was the backbone for Perth’s 241 off 50 overs.
Wanneroo stayed in the hunt by preserving wickets and the final over commenced with 11 runs required. Youngster Liam Guthrie held his nerve, conceding five runs, taking a wicket and a run out.
In the second grade, Michael Neves 66no was the sole shining light as Perth lost by seven wickets.
Round 2 fixtures were played on Saturday against Bayswater-Morley.
The third grade was the only senior side to emerge with a victory.
Perth take on Claremont-Nedlands in one day fixtures next Saturday.
Last season’s wooden spooners South Perth started the season off in terrific fashion, winning both fixtures. Darius D’Silva was important on Saturday with 69 in the 16-run win over Gosnells at Richardson Park.
Nick Mitchell scored 47 on Sunday against Mt Lawley at Breckler Park as the Sky Blues won by eight runs.
Liam Guthrie runs in to bowl.