Former Don makes mark in Sheffield Shield

Former Hambledon star Michael Johnson has struck his maiden half century in the Sheffield Shield.

The 23-year-old Western Australia wicketkeeper top scored with 53 in the first innings against Queensland at the WACA in Perth - his 84-ball knock including eight fours and one six.

Johnson has already played five times in the competition this year, playing alongside Australia aces such as Marcus North, Mitchell Johnson and former Bournemouth batsman Adam Voges.

The Perth-born right-hander has claimed 17 victims in those five fixtures, with Western Australia recording two wins - over Tasmania and Victoria.

Johnson helped Hambledon to promotion in 2010, topping the Southern Electric Premier League division three scoring charts with 814 runs - at an average of 67.83 - and snatching 14 dismissals.