1s grade were back at home for round 18 taking on valleys, and after electing to bat the bulldogs made a promising start with both openers Snell and Smith getting through the first hour of play. Shortly after the drinks break Smith fell caught in the gully for 16 with the score at 1-28. Truloff then came to the crease to get through to lunch with the loss of the 1 wicket. Snell and Truloff shared in a 99 run stand with Snell passing 50 but when Truloff was run out for 47 the score was 2-127, this then sparked a mini collapse with Snell falling shortly after for 65 and number 5 Maynard for , then when skipper Collins fell on the stroke of tea, things were looking precarious at 5-179. Allrounder McGiffin was standing string passing 50 for the 7th time of the season. Number 7 Sippel came and went for 20 leaving wests 6-218 when he was dismissed caught in the gully, and when McGiffin was removed shortly after for 57 west were 7 – 229. A rearguard partnership between Dooley and Edwards of 41 not out got wests to 7 – 260 at the end of the days play.

2nd grade made a positive start in their match verse valleys with the bowlers once again doing the job knocking over Valleys for 126. All bowlers contributed to the wickets column with Mitch Pearce 3 – 20, Sean Seaward 3-35, Zac Beveridge 2-10, Aiden Watterson 1-21 and Luke Penn 1-38. Wests then put the pads on and are 2-87 at the close of play with Max Carlyon and Virender Singh the men dismissed. Josh Del Simone 33 not out and Tom Pappalardo 3 not out will be looking to finish the job next week.

3rd grade had a tough day with the bat being 8-123 at the end of play, Trent Kenny 30 and Harry Borger 31 were the main contributors, Nathan Kerr and Luke Thompson are the not out batsmen


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