Rohan Hackett bowls for Westlawn.
Rohan Hackett bowls for Westlawn.

Demon quick terrorises Easts

WESTLAWN may have slipped to outright second position on the ladder but the form reversal of firebrand opening bowler Rohan Hackett couldn’t have come at a better time.

Hackett, who hurls the ball down at speeds of more than 130km/h, snared 5-30 against Easts at Ellem Oval and in doing so picked up his first five-wicket haul for the season.

The left-armer quickly removed Easts’ top-order with raw pace and intimidating bowling on a wicket full of juice, before John Blanch and Tony Blanch mopped up the tail.

Resuming at 1-3, still 186 behind Westlawn’s first innings total, Easts were bundled out for a paltry 87.

In their second dig Easts again failed to show any resistance and at stumps were 4-17. John Blanch continued his amazing form this season with the ball taking 3-7. A dispirited Easts captain Doug Harris said Westlawn took full advantage of the overcast conditions.

“We didn’t do ourselves any favours but Westlawn used the conditions perfectly on a bowler-friendly pitch,” Harris said.

“Rohan was on song as was Johnny Blanch. I was happy with the way are lower order showed some fight. Chris Pierce, Dane James and Damien Cameron all batted well.”

Easts have an opportunity to finish the season on a positive note against Tucabia Blue while the Westlawn-Tucabia White clash at Ulmarra could well determine final four placings.



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