Westlawn batsman Jason Chevalley keeps his eyes on the ball during play against Harwood at Harwood on Saturday.
Westlawn batsman Jason Chevalley keeps his eyes on the ball during play against Harwood at Harwood on Saturday. Lynne Mowbray

Bolters into the big one

AFTER looking done and dusted earlier in the season, Westlawn have bounced back to book a place in the Premier League grand final.

Going into the major semi-final against Harwood, Westlawn were given virtually no hope of defeating the benchmark team of the competition.

But at Harwood Oval at the weekend they proved the critics wrong.

And they did so without the services of their inspirational captain on day two.

Westlawn skipper Daniel Amos received a scare minutes before his team took the field yesterday when his daughter Caitlin suffered what appeared to be a serious knee injury.

“I had to take Caitlin to hospital after she fell over and split her knee,” Amos told The Examiner after his side’s thrilling victory.

“I spent four hours at the Maclean Hospital and missed most of the game.

“I only ended up playing about 40 minutes and saw the last two wickets fall but the good news is Caitlin is alright.”

Needing to win almost every game after the Christmas break to make the finals, Westlawn now see themselves as a genuine chance of taking out the big one.

And for Amos’s teammates, having another crack at the title has his side brimful of confidence.

“We’ll go into the grand final with heaps of confidence, especially the way our bowlers have been performing,” Amos said.

“We’re lucky to have the opportunity after so many washouts during the season.

"If we had one or two more washouts we might have missed the semi-finals all together.”



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