Joey Pigg snared three wickets in Tucabia-Copmanhurst's big win over MI Organics Westlawn.
Joey Pigg snared three wickets in Tucabia-Copmanhurst's big win over MI Organics Westlawn.

Like father, like son as Pigg's turn it on for Tucabia

IF MI Organics Westlawn could have struck off one name from GI Hotel Tucabia-Copmanhurst's line-up, you would have to think they would go for Pigg.

Father-son duo Matt and Joey Pigg tormented Westlawn all day, leading Tucbia-Copmanhurst to a big win.

"It's great being able to play with him (Joey)," Matt Pigg said.

"Lots of people don't get the chance to play sport with their sons, especially in Premier League.

"I reckon I've still got him covered but he's catching up."

First it was Matt, who slogged his way to 82 runs from about 40 balls.

Westlawn bowler Brendan Cotten is still having nightmares about Pigg's attack, flogging three of his seven sixes from one Cotten over.

"I didn't go out there with the intention to play so aggressively," Pigg said.

"It was just one of those days it clicked.

"They probably thought they had us at 2-65."

Pigg and opener Matt Blanch (71) combined for a 103-run stand - of which Pigg slogged seven sixes and four fours to score 82

Tucabia-Copmanhurst finished their 40 overs at 6-238, with Brad Inmon (1-18 off five) the pick of Westlawn's bowlers.

Pigg continued his dominance with the ball, switching from his normal off spin to medium pace to help with his team's under strength bowling attack.

"It must not have been too bad I got two wickets from my first over," Pigg said.

"I do prefer bowling off spin though, it's a lot less taxing on the body."

When the elder Pigg finished his eight overs with 4-17, 16-year-old Joey was called upon to throw down his off spinners.

Joey ended up with 3-22 from 6.3 overs, marking one of the best father-son combinations in recent Premier League history.

"Joey bowled really well," Pigg said. "We needed a few wickets at the end after a rain delay and it looked like they were playing for the draw.

"I used to coach his teams when he was younger but that depended on how busy I was and how much time we had."

In the other Premier League games, Souths Services drew GDSC Easts at Ellem Oval.

Brendan Cleaver finished unbeaten on 95 as Souths scored 5-181, with Trent Dickson picking up 2-33.

Easts got to 8-112 after 20 overs before rain stopped play. A weather-enforced delay did not help Coutts Crossing Tavern against Harwood Hilton.

Harwood finished with 9-202 from their 40 overs, before bowling Coutts out for 92.

Harry Nicholson (3-15) and Luke Many (3-28) were the pick of Harwood's bowlers.



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