Poidevin Gray vs Western Suburbs - Round 1 - 2015/16
Axel Cahlin scores a classy 81 not out as he steers the Stags to a comfortable win against Wests at Pratten Park.After the week of rain it was good for the Under 21 Poidevin Gray team to get on the park on Sunday.
After losing the toss Gordon were asked to bowl on a slow and low wicket which made scoring hard for the Wests batsman.
Charlie Stobo collects the opener, caught by Max Papworth
The Gordon bowling was also first class with Charlie Stobo starting proceedings at a great pace and keeping the batsman at bay. After an unfortunate back injury to Rob Barker meant he couldn’t continue after two overs, Nick Miller supported Stobs with some excellent new ball bowling. The going was slow for Wests as the run rate was kept to under 4 most of the innings. Max Papworth was also in top form with the gloves taking the first three catches and then executing a fine run out from a Tim Ferrero return.
Another catch to Max, this time off Nick Miller
With Lachie Borg also helping with 2 wickets and Charlie Booth and Reagan Klemt playing their part Wests finished with 8 for 178 off their 50 overs.
Chris Spratt and Cameron New got the Gordon innings underway before Cameron was out first and then Chris for a well-made 24.
Reagan Klemt, Lachie Borg and Tim Ferrero in action at Pratten
Axel Cahlin and Reagan Klemt then got together to put on 74 important runs while the Wests bowling was at its best. Reagan played an excellent support role while Axel played shots all around the ground to end up posting 82 not out. His shot making was both classical and punishing at the same time and the bowlers had no answer. After Reagan departed for 34, Tim Ferrero and then Lachie Borg batted with Axel to see us home after 45 overs with the score at 4 for 179.
Axel during his fine innings of 82 not out
Wests 8 for 178 (Lachie Borg 2 for 22 off 10, Tim Ferrero 2 for 18 off 6, Charlie Stobo 1 for 21 off 9, Nick Miller 1 for 28 off 10, Reagan Klemt 1 for 51 off 6, Charlie Booth 0 for 26 off 7, Rob Barker 0 for 11 off 2 were defeated by Gordon 4 for 179 (Axel Cahlin 82 not out, Reagan Klemt 34, Chris Spratt 24)