A five-wicket haul from Dean Marlow helped Wanderers crush South Hedland, skittling the side for 68 in round four of the Ray Stoddart Shield. South won the toss and elected to bat in the top of the table cash at Kevin Scott Oval on March 2. The decision proved costly, with Wanderers’ bowlers putting on a clinic to dismiss the batting side for 68 in the 14th over. Marlow snared 5-12 to record his best figures while Riley Jupp and Ryan Steel bagged three and two wickets respectively. Wayne Stokes was the top scorer for South with a fighting 16. Wanderers chased down the total with ease with opener Steel carrying his bat on 32, his side finished 2-70 in the 13th over. The win pushed Wanderers into first on the ladder, one game clear of South Hedland. At Colin Matheson Oval, Port Hedland defeated Rovers by 31 runs. Port were sent in to bat after losing the toss, with opener Kevin Johnson top scoring with 29 while Chris Briody (16), Levi Trewick (18) and Ryan Ibbotson (14) all making solid contributions to get the side to 8-130. Rovers Ben Staunton and Nathaniel Fielding were the standout bowlers with three wickets each. It was a shaky start for the Rovers run chase with Jordan Cirulis falling cheaply to leave the side at 1-7. Regular wickets flowed after that with the Rovers struggling to regain momentum despite Josh Harvey’s (40 not out) best efforts. In the end Rovers finished 8-99 to hand Port Hedland the 31-run victory. In the final game of the round, Miners crushed Hedland Lions by nine wickets in a dominant display. Miners won the toss and sent Lions in to bat, a decision that proved fruitful with the bowling side taking five wickets in just six overs to leave Lions in disarray at 5-21. Vipul Patel did his best to give the Lions a defendable total but was dismissed for 21 off 25 balls. Lions were bowled out for 79, with Matt Tattis taking three wickets and Darren Beach snared two. Needing just 80 for victory, Miners came out swinging, with Taurean Williams blasting 63 off 26 balls to guide the side to the win. Williams finished not out with a massive strike rate of 242.31 after hitting six sixes and four fours. Hayden Walsh snared the only wicket for Lions, taking 1-15. Miners finished 1-82 to claim the nine-wicket victory in the seventh over.