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    2019 - 02.16

    Kurri-Weston Warriors first grade defeated Eastern Suburbs by 26 runs in a high-scoring match at Kurri Central on Old Boys Day on Saturday.

    Thirty-plus Old Boys turned up to support the current crop of players, and they were treated to an outstanding batting display by Kurri-Weston, particularly Kerryn Ball (100 off 55 balls) and Mick Heinrich (83).

    Several other players chipped in to take the score to 8-280 after their 50 overs.

    In reply, Easts were in trouble at 3-47 after Steve Abel (2-49) struck early, but a 129-run fourth-wicket partnership got them back into the game and Kurri-Weston had to dig deep to eventually dismiss Easts for 254 in the 49th over.

    Best with the ball were Jack Bennett (4-24) and Haydon Fox (3-37) in his return from injury.

    Second grade had a three-wicket win over the fifth-placed Easts to confirm their place in the semi-finals. It was Kurri-Weston’s third win on the trot and they are starting to hit their straps at the right time of the season.

    Easts batted first and were bowled out for 141 in bowler-friendly conditions. Haydon Yates (4-14) was outstanding and looks a real player of the future. Troy Rees (2-33) and Cameron Bates (2-13) also bowled well.

    Kurri-Weston overcame the loss of an early wicket to pass the total for the loss of seven wickets.

    A couple of 50-run partnerships were enough for the side to get home fairly comfortably in the end. Dave Fairfull (44no), Sam Bennett (33) and Captain Grant Lowbridge (30) were the main contributors.

    Fourth grade lost to Western Suburbs by three wickets. Kurri-Weston could only manage 99 when they batted first with Ethan McGregor (58) playing a lone hand for the home side.

    Kurri-Weston battled hard in the field right to the end with Wests finally passing the total for the loss of seven wickets. Mick Plumridge (4-33) and Noel Stothard (2-14) lead the charge for the Warriors.

    Third and fifth grades had a bye.

    Former Test cricketer and media personality Greg Ritchie has been confirmed for Kurri-Weston Cricket Club’s annual Sportsmen’s Dinner at Kurri Bowling Club on Friday, March 27.

    Tickets are $50 per head which includes a meal and the show; or sponsor’s tables of 10 are available for $1000 which includes all drinks as well.

    Tickets will be on sale at Weston Workers Club and Kurri Bowling Club or by contacting Robert Flanagan on 0404 465 482.

    This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.

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