Westlawn bowlers put on show as Harwood fall
MI ORGANICS Westlawn guaranteed their rivals will take notice by bowling competition heavyweights Harwood Hilton out for 195 on Saturday.
Played in what Westlawn captain Jason Chevally described as "oppressive conditions", Harwood failed to replicate their first-round form with the bat.
Nathan Blanch led the Westlawn attack, ending his spell with five wickets.
Chevally said that although his teammates had performed very well in the field, they could have restricted Harwood to less.
"Given the conditions, I'd say our guys did a brilliant job," he said.
"It was tough going in the start of the day but we settled in and got to it.
"We put a few chances down so we could've had a smaller target to chase."
Kane Aeschlimann and Matt Young were the best of the Harwood batsmen, scoring 72 and 57 respectively.
Aeschlimann smashed 12 fours in his innings, while Young found the fence six times and sent a further two over it.
The rest of the order didn't offer much resistance, in an effort captain Tim McMahon said was "a little disappointing".
"It's a pretty average total isn't it?" he said.
"The pitch had some seam in it but the fact we played a couple of silly shots didn't help our cause much at all. Even then, Kane and Matt had three lives each so we were lucky to even get to that score."
McMahon was confident Harwood's bowlers could deliver first innings point, but admitted they "could've bowled better" in the opening stages of the Westlawn innings. Westlawn will resume at 3-59.