TWO centuries, an injury, and a run chase that went down to the wire made for great viewing at Ellem Oval on Saturday.
After posting an entertaining 211 off its 40 overs, MI Organics Westlawn held on to claim a thrilling victory with Souths Services dismissed for 198.
Batting first against the heavily favoured Souths Services on a pitch with a lightning outfield, Westlawn opener Dan Amos made the most of the conditions, carrying his bat through the innings to post an unbeaten 111.
Supported by a late order 31 from Christian Buggy, Amos ensured Westlawn had a total they could defend.
Skipper Tony Blanch said Amos' innings played a big part in getting them home.
"No doubt Charlie (Amos) had a great day and got us out of trouble," Blanch said.
"Like I said on Friday, if at least one of the top order fire then we can set a big score and defend it.
"Charlie opened because Christian was running late but they both did their job."
Brendan Cleaver proved he could mix it with the best hitters in the competition by almost single-handedly guiding Souths to victory.
Cleaver posted the top score of 118 but the wickets fell around him as Souths were dismissed 13 runs shy of the target.
"Brendan held the innings together for us to get close to the total," Souths captain Tom Kroehnert said.
"I thought our bowling was pretty good but the fielding let us down. Souths' chances weren't helped when seamer Jason Thompson broke down with a hamstring injury in the seventh over.
In his previous over, Thompson removed Brad Inmon and Jason Rainbow with consecutive deliveries to have Westlawn on the ropes at 3-41.
"It's not as bad as when I did it a few years ago but it's the same leg," Thompson said.
"I don't think it'll be right next week."