Bell and Trott cash in on flat Perth deck

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England reached stumps on day two of their tour match against the Western Australia Chairman's XI on 270 for two, with nearly all batsmen enjoying a half century on the flat WACA pitch.

England reached stumps on day two of their tour match against the Western Australia Chairman's XI on 270 for two, with nearly all batsmen enjoying a half century on the flat WACA pitch.

The hosts declared earlier in the day of 451 for five, after Jim Allenby and Ashton Turner recorded their half centuries. All of WA's top six made at least a fifty, with only Tom Triffitt falling shot but only because of the declaration.

WA started the day on 369 for four, with Allenby and Turner in the middle. England's pace bowlers, auditioning for a place in the first Ashes Test line-up, suffered at the hands of the batsmen, as they had on day one.

Allenby was the only home wicket to fall, out to Steve Finn for 53 when the score was on 405. This left Turner and Triffitt to reach the magical 450 mark before they were called back inside.

England started off well too, with Michael Carberry and Joe Root putting on a century stand in quick time. Root was unable to score a fifty though, as he was out LBW to Allenby having made 36, a relative failure in hindsight.

Carberry made his way to 78 off 100 balls before being caught off Turner, leaving Trott and Bell to continue. Bell's superb for from the Ashes in England continued as he reached 77 at stumps, while Trott was on 64.

One negative on the day was Triffitt being hit in the face while keeping to Michael Beer, which led to him needing treatment for a split lip and cheek. But he was fine to continue for the rest of the day.

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