Whalers rebound to harpoon a gallant Carnarvon side
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.