Thursday, January 14th, 2016

More Success With Ball For Hepburn As Dragons Overpower South Perth

Alex Hepburn made another important contribution with the ball as Willetton Dragons defeated home side South Perth by eight wickets in a Western Australia Cricket Association first grade clash.

Hepburn had been in fine form the previous day, scoring 57 and returning 4-37 as his side went down by three wickets to Wanneroo.

But this time the Worcestershire all-rounder was on the winning side as Willetton triumphed with more than 21 overs to spare.

South Perth – the side Joe Clarke played for last winter – elected to bat and were dismissed for 92 in 29.3 overs.

Hepburn accounted for South Perth's only significant contributor in opener H. Brown (40) – fourth out at 68.

Three runs later Hepburn struck again in dismissing N. Mitchell (11) – one of only two other players to reach double figures.

Hepburn finished with figures of 2-18 from eight overs.

Willetton made light of their modest target thanks to an unbeaten 52 from opener K. Elliot and reached 93-2 in 28.2 overs with Hepburn not required to bat.