A blistering double-act by Cameron Glass and Voda van der Merwe has helped the Wanders notch their first win for the 2021/22 Port Hedland senior cricket season against the Hedland Lions last Saturday. Glass (3/12) and van der Merwe (4/21) combined to tear through the Lions’ top and middle order in a spell which saw the batting side lose 6/22. Bailey Minissale (2/16) also contributed two late wickets to reduced the Lions to 114, aided by a late 45-run-not-out cameo by Nirav Gurjar, his highest recorded score. In response Wanderers openers Riley Jupp (10) and Ashliegh Christensen (22) got off to a slow start as the Lions’ strike bowlers fought desperately to defend the low target. Christensen retired on 22 as some jitters set in in the middle order with the Wanderers losing 3/20 soon after. But keeper-batsman Jonathon Hawkins (26) steadied the ship before van der Merwe (7no) and Minissale (21no) brought the game home for the Wanderers in the 21st over with six wickets in hand. Meanwhile Kevin Johnston’s impressive form has continued with a better-than-a-run-a-ball century helping Port Hedland to a 120-run win against the Miners at Kevin Scott Oval. Johnston, who has piled on 308 runs in four games this season, combined for a 94-run partnership with Chris Briody (56) before finishing with an 81-run partnership with Daniel Jones (31) to end the ladder leaders’ innings at 4/258. Strike bowler Jones (4/29) then tore through the Miners’ top batsmen to leave them reeling at 6-43. The Miners’ tail-end wagged, with Izzy Kalzee (41), Daniel Lockley (30) and Paul Huckle (23) all adding handy contributions, but it was far from enough as the Miners were bundled out for 138 to remain winless at the bottom of the table. Port Hedland and the Miners will square off again this weekend, while South Hedland will return after their bye to face the Wanderers.