Western Australia v South Australia, WACA, 1st day December 5, 2011

Hogan's five skittles South Australia

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Western Australia 1 for 183 (Robinson 71*, Simmons 52*) lead South Australia 93 (Hogan 5-24) by 90 runs

Western Australia fast bowler Michael Hogan ripped through South Australia to skittle them for 93 at the WACA, after which the home side's batsmen performed impressively to take a commanding grip on the game.

South Australia had a terrible start after they chose to bat, losing Daniel Harris to Hogan before they had scored a run. That wicket was the start of a slide that did not stop, as only Tom Thornton, the other opener, made it past 20. South Africa were 4 for 71 at one stage and then they lost 4 for 6 and were eventually dismissed in 38 overs.

Hogan claimed 5 for 24 in 11 overs, and was well supported by Nathan Rimminton and Jason Behrendorff, who took two wickets each. Wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi also had a terrific day, taking six catches.

Western Australia made a solid start to their first innings with their openers adding 70 before Marcus Harris was dismissed for 46 off 60 balls. Wes Robinson, who ended the day unbeaten on 71, then put on 113 for the second wicket with Craig Simmons, who was not out on 52, to consolidate the advantage. It was Robinson's sixth half-century in five games, while Simmons was playing his first first-class match since February 2009. Western Australia ended the day on 1 for 183, with a lead of 90 runs.

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  • Dummy4 on December 6, 2011, 1:37 GMT

    Great to see a Merewether boy doing so well - with 28 wickets at 22 in the Shield this year, Michael Hogan would look good in a Baggy Green !!!

  • Andrew on December 6, 2011, 0:32 GMT

    @Cummins_Hazlewood - I agree re: Ferguson. He is such a HUGE dissappointment. He should be tearing it up this summer, but he is not even maintaining his underwhelming career average in the mid 30s. @chappelis_last_blast - mate if ever there was a time to blast your way into the Oz side, it's now. He just can't get going. I wanted him in the side a year ago (still do in ODIs), but he is toast I'm afraid. If you can't score runs at the Adelaide Oval (none of the Sth Ozzys seem to be able to at the moment), you'll never score anywhere!

  • Damian on December 5, 2011, 20:44 GMT

    Wonder what Darren Berry had to say in the changerooms after the days play. It seems to be slipping for SA again! I'm sure the aussie selectors really want Callum Ferguson to be batting well cause he really is a talent in the mould of Mark Waugh. Hopfully it happens soon.

  • Rakesh on December 5, 2011, 16:01 GMT

    SA are easily and by far the worst team in Aussie domestic cricket. Surprised to see ferguson is continuously failing to score runs in 1st class cricket

  • Ricardo on December 5, 2011, 12:47 GMT

    Hogan knows Best.......................................................................

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