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