Bat­tling Cen­tu­ri­ons suf­fer yet an­other de­feat

Wanneroo Weekender - - Sport -

JOON­DALUP suf­fered a shock loss to the Coun­try XI in its open­ing Premier T20 clash on Sun­day.

The re­gional side com­fort­ably ac­counted for its semi-pro­fes­sional op­po­nent by 63 runs, led by opener Tom Buchanan’s im­pres­sive 98 from 66 balls at Tomp­kins Park.

The vis­i­tors lost just three wick­ets in scor­ing 173 off their 20 overs.

Joon­dalup cap­tain Michael John­son top scored with 43 in the Cen­tu­ri­ons’ 110.

It was a far closer af­fair be­tween Wan­neroo and Gos­nells, with the Roos clinch­ing a five-run win in the fi­nal over at Suther­lands Park.

Matt Spoors was Wan­neroo’s best batsman with 42 in his side’s 7-139.

Chris Quelch took 2-20 to be the Roos’ best with the ball.

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