Africa, Kelly gang up on hap­less Roos

Western Suburbs Weekly - - -

CLARE­MONT-NED­LANDS looks likely to ex­tend its lead at the top of the Pre­mier Cricket ta­ble af­ter a dom­i­nant day led by Kea­gan Africa against Wan­neroo.

Africa was the star at Cress­well Park for the lad­der-lead­ing Tigers on Satur­day, tak­ing six first-in­nings wick­ets be­fore se­cur­ing two more late in the day to have the hosts well on top.

Ear­lier, Wan­neroo was bowled out for just 103, with young gun Matt Spoors the only bats­man to show fight with 59.

Matt Kelly con­tin­ued his con­sis­tent start to the sea­son with 2-28, with run-outs also help­ing the Tigers’ cause.

The Tigers went in search of quick runs as they de­clared at 6-197 in their first in­nings. Jake Whiteaker scored 59 be­fore Nick Hob­son (43) and Tim David (42n.o.) lifted the run rate.

Travis Birt smashed bound­aries late in the in­nings as the Tigers de­clared with 20 min­utes re­main­ing in the day.

The Roos are in all sorts of trou­ble at 3-1 at the close of play, still trail­ing by 93.

Africa and Kelly shared the wick­ets, with the quicks com­bin­ing for all 11 wick­ets taken with the ball.

The Tigers look ev­ery bit the team to beat six rounds in.

Su­bi­aco Floreat has al­ready se­cured first-in­nings points against Uni­ver­sity, with the hosts now push­ing for an out­right vic­tory against the bot­tom-placed side at Floreat Park Oval.

The Stu­dents lost wick­ets at reg­u­lar in­ter­vals to be 123 all out.

Daniel Moore top-scored with a solid 55, while An­drew Holder was out­stand­ing with the ball, tak­ing 6-43.

Su­bi­aco Floreat looked in early trou­ble, fall­ing to 4-28 be­fore Aaron Lilly and English­man Tom Moores stead­ied the ship.

The hosts fin­ished the day 5-125 and will be in search of quick runs as they look to take 20 wick­ets for the match.

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