Seri stars as Wests keep winning
WHEN Wests need a war to be won they turn to Martin Seri.
And on Saturday the experienced allrounder again showed why.
Seri proved the difference in a t hr i l l i ng Townsvill e Cri c ket f i n a l - r o u n d h i t - o u t a g a i n s t Brothers at Mick Downey Oval, with the minor premiers clinching a four-run win in the only game of the weekend.
In a low-scoring affair, former top-order batsman Seri came in at 7-88 and blasted 27 off 14 balls, including three fours and two sixes, to power the home team to 118 in tricky batting conditions.
Seri then combined with firstchange bowler Herbie Heuir ( 2-26) to snare the first four wickets on his way to 3-22.
‘‘ Marty does this week-in, weekout. If you’re in a bit of strife – if we need quick runs or we’re chasing quick runs – Marty every time stands up and delivers at the tail for us,’’ Wests coach Lance Watkin said.
‘‘ Each run was important for us and then with the ball he did what he does every weekend – ( keeping it) tight and getting wickets. He’s just one of those cricketers, if there’s a tough battle, Marty’s in it.’’
Brothers, who needed a monster win for a chance at cracking a final spot, came close to victory after a 13-run last-wicket stand between Mitchell Lagana ( 27 not o u t ) a n d Mi t c h e l l R a w l i n s ( seven). But Thomas Rowley ( 1-9) stood up in the nick of time to rescue Wests.
Wests will have next weekend off as Suburban Parks and Saints battle out the semi-final.