STUART Poyner's first wicket gave West Warrnambool hope it was in for a big day.
His second reinforced a belief the Panthers could take outright points in their Warrnambool and District cricket division two match against Nestles.
But Poyner himself was the story of Saturday after taking a destructive 8-15 off 14 overs in the Factory's second innings at Davidson Oval.
Five were caught, two were bowled and one was lbw as Nestles were all out for 51.
The haul, which eclipsed his previous best of 7-11 two decades ago, helped West to its second outright win of the season.
"When the first wicket fell it was more 'it's good to get the first wicket and get a new batsman in'," Poyner recalled yesterday.
"One brings two, the old saying goes. The next one it was 'we're a chance to win this outright'.
"It was more giving the team a chance."
Poyner took the first five wickets of the innings with his medium pacers: "I wouldn't call it pace".
Tom Pemberton snared the sixth and Poyner took three more before Adam Bishop wrapped up the innings.
Poyner said thoughts of a 10-wicket haul never crept into his mind, such is the team-first mentality he adheres to.
He said he started the season as a top-order batsman but had dropped down the order after struggling to make runs.
"I had my spot in the side as a batsman who bowled but it's probably the other way around now," he said. Compounding the misery for Nestles was the knowledge it was within one wicket of taking first-innings points.
The Factory made just 97 first-up and had West 9-92 before Bishop and Pemberton lifted the Panthers to 107 all out.
Nestles' modest second-innings total meant West had little trouble securing full points.
"We were pretty happy," Poyner said.
"We didn't go overboard because there are three games to go before finals and we have to win at least two of them."