CRCA PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Westlawn Premier League bowler John Blanch took 6 for 97. PHOTO: DEBRAH NOVAK
CRCA PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Westlawn Premier League bowler John Blanch took 6 for 97. PHOTO: DEBRAH NOVAK

Westlawn’s Blanch can Toast 6-wicket haul

CRICKET PLAYER OF THE WEEK: WHILE Harwood's Ben McMahon was busy blasting his second hundred in three weeks, spare a thought for those on the receiving end.

Westlawn's John Blanch went mightily close to reaching triple figures himself in the GDSC Premier League clash at Ellem Oval. The left arm orthodox bowler conceded 97 runs from 16.3 overs.

His consolation was the fact that he took six wickets. So given McMahon has already benefited from free coffee at Toast Espresso, we feel that Blanch is deserving of the $20 voucher for CRCA Player of the Week.

Blanch had a more satisfying haul earlier in the season. On October 29, he took 7 for 8 off 4.3 overs, including a hat-trick in the Night Cricket match against South Services that resulted in a tie.

There were several other efforts worthy of a mention on the weekend.

Jake Kroehnert is fast developing a reputation as one of the most level-headed, consistent batsmen in the Valley. But on the weekend it was his medium-paced bowling that made an impact.

On Saturday, he probed away against Coutts Crossing to take 4 for 32 off 9.3 overs for Brothers, and backed it up in Clarence River's representative fixture against Coffs Harbour, taking 4 for 54 off 10.

In Second Grade, B&S Kitchens Tucabia-Copmanhurst is perched nicely against Brothers thanks to Billy Blanch.

After Tucabia posted 141 in their innings, Blanch (5 for 16 off 8) took his first five-wicket haul of the season to have Brothers on the ropes at 7 for 38.

Meanwhile, Josh Harris will be eyeing off a hundred in a run-fest at McIntosh Park when he resumes on 72 not out for Coutts Crossing with Rhy Webb on 33 not out.



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