Cat­trall-Ea­ton tough tan­dem

Joondalup Times - - SPORT - Dustin Ed­wards

WAN­NEROO has im­pressed with the ball on day

1, bowl­ing Wil­let­ton out for

158 on Satur­day and putting it­self in prime position to snatch a firstin­nings vic­tory in Premier Cricket at Bur­ren­dah Park.

Af­ter win­ning the toss and elect­ing to bat, Wil­let­ton strug­gled its way to 4-63 as the Roos’ bowlers came out breath­ing fire.

Cameron Ban­croft man­aged to keep a cool head un­der the Roos’ pres­sure, nav­i­gat­ing through the car­nage to pro­duce a 67-run part­ner­ship with Bren­nan Wil­son.

Un­for­tu­nately for the Dragons, the loss of Ban­croft for 63 at 5-130 was the end of their de­fence as the Roos blasted through the fi­nal five wick­ets in the space of 22 runs.

Jack Cat­trall and Caiden Ea­ton worked su­perbly in tan­dem, snag­ging three wick­ets each as Wil­let­ton was bowled out for a measly 158.

The Dragons could not find a de­cent part­ner­ship to stem the flow of wick­ets, with eight bats­men scor­ing nine runs or less high­light­ing the is­sue.

The Roos re­sponded well when play­ing out the day, fin­ish­ing on 1-46 af­ter 17 overs, set­ting up an in­trigu­ing sec­ond day of ac­tion.

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