Wests played Wide Bay at Cooroy on the Sunshine Coast on Sunday. Wide Bay won the toss and elected to bat. An early wicket to Jacob Kumaru keep the pressure on the Wide Bay boys, although an early injury to the opening quick put pressure of the rest of the attack for the rest of the innings. Wickets continued to steadily fall despite a numer of missed opportunities in the field. An excellent century to the Wide Bay opening bat allowed them to build a competitive score of 202 on a slowish outfield. Best bowling was Dupindah Singh 3 for 46 (10 overs), Jack Sonter 2 for 33 (9 overs), and single wickets to Jacob Kumaru, Toby Matthews, Jackson Evetts and Lachie Cummings.
The Wests top order took control of the run chase, capitalisling on some poor bolwing from Wide Bay. Lachie Cumming and Lachie Donohue totally dominated the Wide Bay attack, putting on an excellent 120 run partnership in quick time. The Wests boys reached the target in the 40th over, taking the win and a bonus point. Overall it was an excellent batting display chasing a tricky total. Best batting was Lachie Donohue 74 off 89 balls and Lachie Cummings 56 off 74 balls.
Wests will be down on troops this week and face a tough challenge against a strong Norths outfit.