Whalers re­bound to har­poon a gal­lant Carnar­von side

Midwest Times - - SPORT - Tom Van Don­gen

Last Satur­day re­sulted in a thrilling 45-over game in the Rio Tinto cricket com­pe­ti­tion be­tween Carnar­von and Whalers, de­spite both sides miss­ing some stars.

Whalers bat­ted first and put on 9-194 af­ter their al­lo­ca­tion of 45 overs.

Af­ter be­ing in trou­ble at 2-16, vet­eran Mark McKloskey came in and played clas­sic 45-over cricket.

He de­fended the good ball well and gave great sup­port and guid­ance to Guil­iano Condo, who top scored with 65 in a knock com­piled of quick sin­gles and fours.

They put on a vi­tal 86 for the third wicket.

McKlosky was out af­ter drinks for 21, but he had done his job in steady­ing the ship.

Garth Stalker made 12, and an­other vet­eran help­ing out, Tom van Don­gen Sr, chimed in with 25 at the end.

For Carnar­von, James Sei­del took 2-20 and Shane Fen­dan­dez 2-36.

In re­ply, Carnar­von made 165 all out, fall­ing 29 runs short and los­ing the last wicket in the 37th over.

They were in trou­ble at 6-33 but af­ter cap­tain Luke De Sousa smashed 46 not out, which in­cluded four sixes and three fours, they were a chance at the end.

Jamie Gra­ham, who was stead­fast early with great de­fence, fin­ished with a handy 27 and Matt Alp played a great hand hold­ing his side to­gether when all look lost.

He made 18 be­fore be­ing bowled by Garth Stalker, with El­liot Dixon then com­ing in early and showed his in­tent up front to make 14. For Whalers, Garth Stalker took 4-37 from seven overs in a good spell.

McKloskey, who claimed the prize wicket of opener Shane Fer­nadez first ball, fin­ished with two wick­ets, as did Condo and De Cas­tro. This week­end, Gas­coyne play Whalers.

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