1st grade had to settle for a drawer against Sandgate at GMP1 over the weekend which still keeps them top of the ladder. Wests batted for 6 over in the morning with Truloff 115 not out and Darcy Murphy new to the crease, the pair got wests to 8-341 before a declaration came with Truloff finishing unbeaten on 136. Wests made a solid start with the ball on a benign pitch having Sandgate 2 – 75 at one point with the run rate hovering under 2 runs per over. Joe Fry on debut took a took and bowled to claim his 1st wicket in 2 day cricket in 1st grade. All the bowlers toiled hard throughout the day with Sandgate finishing the day 6-232, Joe Fry 2 – 44, Tom Whitney 2 – 45, Paddy Dooley 2 – 65 were the wicket takers.
2nd grade also played out a draw in pursuit of Sandgate’s 9 declared for 295, with wests finishing 8 – 204 at the close of play. Nick Vellacott 64 from 164 balls, Max Carlyon 41 from 94 and Aiden Watterson 35 from 67 were the main run getters.
3rd grade came agonizingly close to victory over Sandgate falling 1 wicket short, wests declared at 6 – 260 and had Sandgate 9-168 at the close of play. Luke Thompson 4 – 24, Mitch Pearce 2 – 27 were the main destroyers.
4th grade also held on for a draw with Sandgate, after finishing the day at 8 – 262 chasing 8 declared for 312. Darcy Graham 73, skipper Josh Buffett 78 were the main contributors with the bat.
5th grade had a comprehensive 4 wicket win over Sandgate after chasing down the gators 149 getting to 6 declared for 153. Murphy Vera 49, Zack Camilleri 43 and Lachlan Schubert 31 not out got the job done.
6th grade also had a dominant victory over Sandgate but 75 runs. Wests bowled Sandgate out for 128 after setting 8 declared for 203. Team skipper Luke Donaldson claimed a splendid 5 – 43 and the always contributing Nick Purser 2 – 22 off 20 overs.
A Darcy Graham century 115 was not enough to get our Under 19s over the line against Souths with Souths running down wests total of 307 with the loss of 8 wickets. Darcy Graham scored 188 runs over the weekend across his 4th grade and under 19s matches.
Lords Taveners had a solid 55 run victory over Wide Bay bowling them out for 121, led strongly by seamer Will Pamenter’s 5 – 17 from 10 overs. Half centuries to skipper Jack Sonter 50 from 102 and Michael Neumann 54 from 74 set up team getting to 7 – 176 from their 50 overs.
Our under 18 MSW CUP side went undefeated across their seasons 6 matches with two wests players being standouts in the competition
Leading Run Scorer: Patrick Schultz. 114 @ 38*
Leading Wicket Taker: James Preston. 10 @ 4.6