Westlawn bowler John Blanch, who took four wickets against South Services, sends down a delivery.
Westlawn bowler John Blanch, who took four wickets against South Services, sends down a delivery. Lynne Mowbray

Westlawn produces scare

SOUTH Services captain Tom Kroehnert last week told the Examiner his team was in a strong position to claim first-innings points against Westlawn at Ellem Oval.

And why not? Chasing 132 for victory South were cruising at 4-80 at stumps on day one.

But the Westlawn bowlers dug deep when play resumed on Saturday to have South in trouble at 9-130, thanks to splendid bowling from John Blanch (4-47) and Matt Lobsey (3-26).

Jake Frame and Fred Holloway were left to get the required runs, a task that appeared beyond them when they set off in search of a quick single, turning their teammates into nervous wrecks.

Fortunately for South, Frame made his ground and he and Holloway then guided South to 165 and first-innings points.

"It was a close game but I suppose we're lucky Harwood held on against Brothers," Westlawn 'keeper Jason Rainbow said.

"Next week we play Souths again and we just have to wipe the slate clean.

"Both teams have a pretty good idea of how every player plays so I'm expecting another tight game."

Westlawn were 7-170 in their second dig with captain Daniel Amos 55 and Ken Wilson 40 not out.



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