Chellew irresistible with six-wicket haul
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.