Great start for broth­ers

Melville Times - - SPORT -

MITCH Marsh started life as Western War­riors cap­tain in great fash­ion, with his side win­ning its open­ing two JLT One Day Cup fix­tures over the week­end to sit top of the ta­ble.

The War­riors opened their ac­count with a nine-run win over New South Wales at the WACA on Friday, with Shaun Marsh crack­ing an un­de­feated 132 from 136 in a to­tal of 9-269 be­fore the home bowlers scram­bled to get the win.

On Sun­day, the ju­nior Marsh scored 47 from 52 and his brother again top-scored to help WA make it two from two by beat­ing Vic­to­ria by 38 runs at the WACA.

The WA skip­per hit just two bound­aries as he came close to his first half cen­tury of the one­day com­pe­ti­tion this sea­son, with Shaun smash­ing eight fours be­fore he was bowled by Scott Bow­land for 88.

In re­ply, former War­rior Mar­cus Har­ris crunched three sixes and three fours in a run-aball 47 and Seb Gotch scored 61 from 61 on de­but to give the Bushrangers a chance of vic­tory.

But Gotch’s de­par­ture left a lit­tle too much for his lower or­der to do, with the home side earn­ing its sec­ond win from two starts.

Mitch Marsh in ac­tion.

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