Roos show new-found resolve
WANNEROO has put the onus on Mt Lawley’s batsmen after posting a morethan-handy 280 after solid middle-order batting and a tremendous third-wicket partnership in Premier grade cricket on Saturday at Breckler Park.
After being sent in to bat, the Roos were in all sorts of trouble early, losing Travis Birt and Robert Richards early to be teetering at 2-4.
However, the everreliable Matthew Spoors and Stuart Thompson emphatically negated the early onslaught to provide one of their own.
The dynamic duo put on a sensational 119-run partnership to put the match back on an even keel.
Though Thompson was dismissed on 84 (eight fours and two sixes) at 3-123, the Roos continued to find gaps in the field throughout the middle overs of the innings as Haydn Slodecki joined Spoors at the crease.
The pair added 40 to the total before both were removed in quick succession, leaving the Roos on 5163.
Where the Roos would have in the past perhaps dropped off, a new-found hardness amongst the batsmen saw the visitors soldier on, with Kyle Millar and Christian Smith this time doing the damage with the bat.
A further 76 runs from the two middle-order batsmen saw the score soar to 239 before the end started to near.
Smith was dismissed at 6-239 and with that the last of the recognised batsmen had come and gone.
While Millar was still there and did his best to face every possible ball, he was the last wicket to fall as the Roos were bowled out for a healthy 280.
The Hawks had seven runs from three overs before the end of play.