Waroona lose to Halls Head, forced to go long way to Wyllie Cup grand final

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Luke McPhersonHarvey-Waroona Reporter
Talented Waroona top-order batsman Jayden Derosa.
Camera IconTalented Waroona top-order batsman Jayden Derosa. Credit: Supplied/RegionalHUB

Waroona hit a stumbling block on their road to another Wyllie Cup premiership at the weekend, going down to Halls Head at home in the first semifinal.

After finishing on top of the ladder, Waroona earned a home final and a chance to go straight through to the grand final on March 26.

Halls Head won the toss, elected to bat and started strong, batting for 31 overs before losing their first wicket with 111 already on the board.

The visitors’ top three batters all passed 50 as spinner Daniel Abel (2-44) did his best to stem the flow of runs.

Halls Heads’ innings came to an end with a daunting total of 5-216 set for Waroona to chase.

Things started poorly for the home side when they lost Nic Rep, Jayden Derosa and skipper Ben Wright to leave them 3-33.

Nicholas Milligan (41 off 92) did his best to dig in, but quickly lost partners, and the minor premiers were eventually bowled out for 120 after 39.5 overs.

Waroona will host the Warnbro Swans on Saturday to try to book a rematch with Halls Head, this time in a grand final.

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