Ellis century earns GDSC Easts victory
CRCA CRICKET: On what was a rain affected two weeks GDSC Easts second-grade were the only side to secure an outright victory in Clarence River cricket.
And they did it off the bat of youngster Jacob Ellis.
Westlawn struggled to put runs on the board in the first innings thanks to tight bowling from Easts including Ellis - who finished with figures of 2-9 off seven overs.
With his side chasing 69 runs and at 3-42, Ellis was under no pressure when he strode to the crease. The all-rounder combined well with opener Jackson Grieve (56*) to score a blazing 101 not out including seven boundaries.
Ellis then capitalised in the second innings to take 1-5 from his two overs as Easts rolled over a struggling Westlawn outfit.
Ellis' work with both bat and ball has earned him the Toast Cricketer of the Week award.