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Match Reports vs UNSW

29th January 2017


Western Suburbs stalwart Colin Barry reached a personal milestone during the round against UNSW, claiming his 500th wicket for the club in Premier cricket. 

The mark was achieved during day two of the Third Grade fixture at David Phillips South, with Barry taking 4-59 from 22.2 overs in the narrow one wicket loss.

Barry made his First Grade debut for Western Suburbs in October 1998 against Petersham-Marrickville. He is the 576th player to represent Wests in the top grade.

Earlier in the game Barry posted 28 not out as Wests were bowled out for 199, with Peter Holland (88) top scoring.

There were two wins for Wests against UNSW, with the Fourth and Fifth Grade sides claiming first innings points.

In a low scoring affair at Blick Oval, Fourth Grade started the match by bowling their rivals out for just 76. They replied with 92 run to secure first innings points, however UNSW rallied in the second innings to reach 9-89 at the end of the match.

In Fifth Grade, Wests successfully chased UNSW’s first innings total of 171 thanks to 83 from Rowan Carthey.

First Grade suffered a tough loss in their clash at UNSW’s home ground, which coincidentally was named after the great Western Suburbs all-rounder Alan Davidson.

After being bowled out for 192 on a difficult wicket, Wests’ bowler hit back hard to reduce UNSW to 5-39. However, led by a patient 74 from Ryan Patel, UNSW took the first innings points with three wickets in hand.

Second Grade fell short in their run chase at Pratten Park, all out for 230 in reply to the opposition’s score of 282. Daniel Hayes top scored for Wests with 90.