Perth poor all round

Southern Gazette (Victoria Park) - - Sport -

ROUND one of the WACA Premier Cricket sea­son got off to a poor start for Perth at Li­lac Hill.

Rain de­layed the start of play and Perth were asked to bat by hosts Mid­land-Guild­ford with each team re­stricted to 38 overs.

When Dain More­ton (52) and Ja­cob Snad­den (34) were at the crease, Perth were po­si­tioned to post a chal­leng­ing to­tal.

But a flurry of wick­ets at the back end saw Perth fin­ish short with 159.

Un­char­ac­ter­is­ti­cally, Perth then put in a gen­er­ally poor per­for­mance in the field.

Although they did not put catches down, nu­mer­ous mis­fields gifted the op­po­si­tion pre­cious runs.

Liam Guthrie and Jake Van Galen oth­er­wise bowled well, but a Sun­dries tally of 22 which in­cluded free hits (from no balls) proved costly.

Mid­land-Guild­ford won with three overs to spare to record just their sec­ond win over the Demons in the past nine en­coun­ters.

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