Westlawn get the first points
WESTLAWN did enough to secure first innings points against Brothers at Ulmarra on Saturday but in the end the result mattered little as Westlawn were assured of second place on the ladder.
“With the match between Tucabia and Easts being washed out we were always going to end up in second place,” Westlawn captain Daniel Amos told the Examiner yesterday.
“I suppose it did enter our minds to push for outright points and grab first position but it wasn’t to be.
“Brothers batted too good in their second innings, particularly Mick Summers and Andrew Lancaster.”
Earlier Westlawn all-rounder Rohan Hackett and the tail guided their side past Brothers’ first innings total of 124, finishing the innings just eight runs ahead on the scoreboard.
“Rohan got the job done for us but there were some nervous moments,” Amos said.
“The wicket was fairly damp and the ball was popping up on a good length but in the end the boys got us through.”
Amos added at times his side found the going tough in the field due to the condition of the ball.
“It wasn’t all that easy in the field. The ball was like a cake of soap,” he said.
The win gives Westlawn the right to play Harwood at Harwood next week. And with very little between the two sides we should be in for a cracker of a game.
“We’ve played Harwood twice this season and both games have been close,” Amos said.
“The last game we lost by three runs and in the first game it was a tie. It should make for a close contest.”
Good news for Westlawn is the return of pace bowler Nathan Blanch who is back after suffering a hand injury earlier in the season.