JETHRO Searle has produced a captain’s century to propel Wangoom beyond the clutches of Mailors Flat.
Searle’s score of 110 helped Wangoom to a season-best total of 301 in the first week of the club’s two-day battle with the newly-promoted Jets.
It headlined a top-class batting performance, with Lachlan Morrison (46) and Andrew Malone (57) also contributing.
Wangoom also did damage with the ball, tearing through Mailors Flat’s top order to have the Jets at 4-55 at stumps.
We were pretty aggressive with our fielding positions so I think that helped us to get a couple of early wickets.Jethro Searle
Searle said the score allowed his men to be aggressive in the field.
“We’re in a good position,” he told The Standard.
“We were pretty aggressive with our fielding positions and crowded the batter, so I think that helped us to get a couple of early wickets.
“We were able to hit gaps and scored quickly when we were batting and that definitely helped us reach that total.”
Searle, a first-year captain, revealed Wangoom was likely to employ more aggressive fielding tactics when play resumes next Saturday.
“We don’t want to let Phil (Edwards) get away to get a big score,” he said.