Metro Report Round 3 vs UNSW
Metro report round 2 vs North Sydney
Day 1 saw Wests start well with wickets to Charlesy,Cox,Gorham,Fleming & Famer with some great fielding in the first session saw Wests in control with Norths 6/90.
The last session on the first day unfortunately saw some lapses in the field which allowed Nth Syd to dig in, the day finished at 8/213.
Day 2 saw a good positive start with Wests picking up the last 2 wickets via a run out and a wicket to Fleming..Nth Syd all out 229.
Wests first innings with the bat saw Matt Farmer and Jason Tomkins take us to 18 in quick time. Then Jason departed for 14 while Matt continued with Grant and took the score to 110 before Matt went for a patient 30.
At 2/110 Wests were looking great. Grant was joined by Mitch who batted intelligently. Grant left next for a well deserved 60. Wests at 3/124 were still in good shape. Mitch was joined by Ben the two took the score to 165, before Mitch departed for 41.
Unfortunately Ben departed soon after for 15. This left Abi and Chris at the crease. Chris left quickly as did Scott. Wests were now under pressure having lost 3 wickets for just 8 runs at 7/173.
Charlesy came in and with Abi took the score perilously close by batting out the 80 overs and securing a draw. Wests 7/200 at the end of day.
We all would have preferred a win. But losing 3 quick wickets in the middle order at the end placed the pressure back on us and exposed the tail. As we may have seen the result go to a loss the captain decided safety was the best option.
Wests live to fight another day. Bring on round 3..
cheers Captain charlesy – “ da ole west indian”