Roos take it up to Mariners, fall short

Wanneroo Times - - Sport - Dustin Ed­wards

ROCK­ING­HAM Man­durah de­feated Wan­neroo by 12 runs on Sun­day in WACA first-grade cricket at Jones Paskin Re­serve.

Af­ter be­ing sent in to bat, the Mariners scored 9-234.

Matthew Spoors and Jack Cat­trall were su­per for the Roos, tak­ing three wick­ets each.

Wan­neroo, in turn, re­sponded well to the tremen­dous to­tal set by the Mariners, as Travis Birt and Mitchell Mcgee opened the run chase with a 57-run part­ner­ship.

The loss of Mcgee did noth­ing to slow Birt down, as he and Bai­ley Ny­lan­der dou­bled down on an im­pres­sive start, adding a fur­ther 68 runs to the to­tal.

How­ever, at 1-125, dis­as­ter struck for the Roos, los­ing four wick­ets in the space of 26 runs.

Amongst the car­nage, Birt was re­moved by Sim­mons for an im­pres­sive knock of 79.

At 5-151, Kyle Millar and Haydn Slodecki set about turn­ing the match around with a hard­fought 49-run sixth-wicket stand.

Un­for­tu­nately, the loss of Millar at 6-200 sig­nalled the end for the Roos, leav­ing too much to too few and run­ning out of time.

The Roos fin­ished 12 runs be­hind on 8-222, but while they didn’t get the win, they can be happy with the ef­fort.

On Satur­day, Univer­sity de­feated Wan­neroo by eight wick­ets af­ter a dom­i­nant bat­ting dis­play in the open­ing round of the sea­son at James Oval.

The Roos were sent in to bat and scored 9-173.

Univer­sity chased down the runs in the 41st over.

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