Chellew ir­re­sistible with six-wicket haul

Wanneroo Times - - Sport - Dustin Ed­wards

SOUTH Perth look to have the ad­van­tage over Joondalup af­ter day 1, hold­ing the Cen­tu­ri­ons to 204 on Satur­day at Richard­son Park, be­fore post­ing 22 runs at the end of the day’s play.

Af­ter be­ing sent in to bat, Joondalup’s top or­der crum­bled hor­ri­bly un­der South Perth’s pres­sure.

Chris Chellew was ir­re­sistible with the ball, tak­ing four of the first five wick­ets of the match, as Joondalup fell to 5-71.

A much-needed 83-run sixth-wicket part­ner­ship to Clin­ton Hinch­liffe and Zak Bir­chall gave the Cen­tu­ri­ons some form of score­board pres­sure, with the wick­ets mount­ing, be­fore Hinch­liffe was dis­missed af­ter a ter­rific knock of 89 from 196 balls.

Un­for­tu­nately for the Cen­tu­ri­ons, the loss of Hinch­liffe at 6-154 saw the tail ex­posed, as Chellew, Tas­man Har­ris and Dar­ius D’Silva took the fi­nal four wick­ets to bowl the vis­i­tors out for 204.

Chellew ended the day with the mag­nif­i­cent fig­ures of 6-47 af­ter ha­rass­ing Joondalup’s bats­men for 28 overs.

With five overs left in the day, South Perth notched up 22 runs and look well on their way to snar­ing a first-in­nings vic­tory.

Day 2 con­tin­ues on Satur­day at 11.40am at Richard­son Park.

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