ROCK SOLID: Westlawn batsman Pat Vidler brings some recent form into second leg of must win clash.
ROCK SOLID: Westlawn batsman Pat Vidler brings some recent form into second leg of must win clash. Debrah Novak

Westlawn experience key to successful chase

CRCA CRICKET: While Westlawn medium pacer Pat Vidler was on fire with the cherry last weekend, captain Jason Rainbow will be hoping the wily veteran can back it up with the bat today.

Chasing 166 runs to secure victory in what is a must-win clash for the side, Westlawn are well poised with opening duo Brad Inmon (27 not out) and Simon Wilson (14 not out) chewing through more than a quarter of the total.

While Westlawn have plenty of batting stocks left to come to the crease including former Lower Clarence charger Kallen Lawrence who appears due for a big total after what has been a lean season by his own standards.

Rainbow and heavy hitter Rohan Hackett are also still to come on the card but the side will have plenty of reassurance if the day does not start as expected with Vidler and fellow CRCA veteran Dan 'Charlie' Amos set to anchor the lower order.

Westlawn have a tenuous chance of making the Premier League finals but will need to produce outright results from the final two rounds against Brothers and GDSC Easts.

The side were on to produce an outright against Tucabia this clash when they had them struggling at 7-68 before an unbeaten half-century from seasoned cricketer Chris Adamson lifted his side to 165.

The paceman said his side will need to take early wickets if they are to wrestle a victory from Westlawn.

PREMIER LEAGUE ROUND 8: Westlawn v Tucabia at McKittrick Park; GDSC Easts v Harwood at Lower Fisher Turf; Couuts Crossing v Brothers at Ulmarra Showground.



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