North Shines As Warriors Go Down
15 September 2013  

The Alcohol. Think Again Western Warriors have gone down by 62 runs to New South Wales in Saturday’s 50-over trial match in Brisbane.

Marcus North continued his impressive pre-season form with 87 with the bat, while Scarborough bowler Andrew Tye (3-36) and Nathan Rimmington (2-34) were WA’s best with the ball.

However, Kurtis Patterson’s sensational 97 off 64 balls ultimately proved decisive with NSW scoring 9-316 to set WA a big chase.

Australia international Moises Henriques got the Blues off to a positive start with 58 off 52 balls, before David Vernon removed both openers.

Tye ripped through the middle order, but Patterson’s barnstorming knock set NSW up for victory, before Rimmington claimed two late wickets as well as a run out.

In reply, openers Marcus Harris (28) and Cameron Bancroft (17) fell in quick succession to Ben Dwarshuis to have WA 2-46.

North combined with Rogers for a 102-run stand before the latter was dismissed by the impressive Dwarshuis for 42.

Will Bosisto made 22 before also falling to Dwarshuis, who claimed a five-wicket haul when he took the key dismissal of North caught by Peter Nevill for 87.

From there, WA were always fighting an uphill battle, with young wicketkeeper Jaron Morgan out for 5, before Doug Bollinger claimed three late wickets with WA falling 62 runs short with Tim Armstrong (22no) and Vernon (14no) at the crease at the end.

NSW 9-316 (Patterson 97, Henriques 58; Tye 3-36, Rimmington 2-33, Vernon 2-82) def WA 9-254 (North 87, Rogers 42, Harris 28; Dwarshuis 5-39, Bollinger 3-29)