Wheater hits back-to-back hundreds for Perth


Essex wicket-keeper batsman, Adam Wheater, is currently plying his trade down under for Perth Cricket Club.

Wheater had begun life in Australia with a slight lean patch but has returned to form with back-to-back hundreds for his adopted Club.

In the final round before Christmas, Wheater hit a blistering 107 from 90 balls for the first-grade side.

The Essex Academy products knock included eight fours and three sixes, but was unfortunately in a losing cause, as Willetton won on first innings.

Wheater also took two catches and was playing against former Essex loanee, Will Rhodes, who scored 37 with the bat, and took five for 49 with the ball.

He followed that pre-Christmas knock with an unbeaten 118 from 102 balls against Scarborough, as Perth started the New Year with a bang, winning their one-day fixture.

The 27-year-old will clash with Essex teammate Matt Dixon later in the campaign, as Dixon returns to home Club Mount Lawley for two months to prepare for the 2018 season.