By Jake Santa Maria
YANCHEP Redhawks will hope for a better display next weekend against West Coast after a disappointing performance against the Roos.
The Redhawks fell to Wanneroo for a second time this season due to a poor showing with the bat at Splendid Park on Saturday.
On a warm day with an easterly blowing, Yanchep bowled after losing the toss and Chirag Karsan almost had a breakthrough in the first over but the chance was dropped.
Chirag did get his reward for some tight bowling soon after when he bowled Roos opener Duncan Thomas for seven.
The Redhawks were finding some extra bounce off the deck and the batsmen were struggling for any fluency off a good length.
Matthew Richards counter attacked on the short ball scoring almost exclusively off the back foot cutting and pulling powerfully.
Wanneroo were threatening to run away from Yanchep but once again Murray Hunter found the breakthrough when he bowled Richards.
Kane Pardoe picked up a wicket in his first over in C grade this season to have the Roos at 3-70 and Yanchep fighting their way back in the contest.
Another catch was dropped at mid on just before drinks – one of several chances Yanchep missed throughout the day.
After drinks Wanneroo changed tack and began playing off the front targeting down the ground more and Chirag had another chance dropped as his rotten luck continued.
As the Roos were once again running away with it Murray got the breakthrough trapping Graham Purcell in front for 46.
Michael Knight removed Jonathon Borrello shortly after with another caught and bowled as the Red Hawks put the clamps on Wanneroos progress having them 5-146 at 35 overs.
Unfortunately Yanchep had a poor finish to their bowling as Matt Carlisle hit his way to a quick fire 50 well supported by Jackson Dawes (22) to score 52 off the last five overs to finish at 6-208 off 40.
Murray Hunter was again the best bowler picking up 2-12 off his eight overs at an economy of just 1.5.
Wanneroo went into the field with the momentum after their big finish in the batting and proceeded to rip through the Redhawks top order.
The Redhawks top five batsmen were all out caught inside the first 10 overs as they slumped to 5-30 with Michael Duina (3-16) and Dean Schmidt (2-20) sharing the spoils.
Michael Knight and Ashley Beadman steadied with a partnership of 32 before Beadman was caught and Brendan Jupp was bowled for a duck at 7-62.
Hunter and Knight put on 46 with the eighth wicket before Hunter was run out for 15.
The last two wickets fell for five runs as Yanchep folded to 113 all out off 29 overs with Knight finishing on a defiant 58 not out but lacking the support he needed to mount a challenge to the Roos’ total.