Wesley-CBC is setting sky-high standards after a stellar start to the season against West Warrnambool

TEEING OFF: Wesley CBC's Sam McCosh hits the ball through the air. Picture: Morgan Hancock
TEEING OFF: Wesley CBC's Sam McCosh hits the ball through the air. Picture: Morgan Hancock

SAM McCosh is setting sky-high standards for his Wesley-CBC charges after a Ryan McArdle half century and resistant bowling feat dismantled West Warrnambool.

McCosh, a second-year coach, revealed the Beavers would no longer accept mediocrity in their efforts to snap a decade-long premiership drought.

He blasted 24 runs from number one, while McArdle smashed four sixes and three boundaries en route to a match-winning 58.

Wesley-CBC handed debuts to young recruits Harrison Rantall and Liam Couch in the rout.

“It’s the standard we set ourselves now,” McCosh said after the victory on Saturday.

“That’s the quality we need to perform at every week. At the start of the season, every team is on equal points, so to get them early on is crucial.”

West Warrnambool was unbeaten at 58 before Sam Younghusband was dismissed.

The Panthers lost a further four wickets, eventually finishing their 20-over spell with 102 runs.

McCosh believed his side’s performance with the ball was the catalyst.

“I think we bowled one wide all day. It was an absolute credit to our bowlers, they were fantastic,” he told The Standard.

“Our experienced bowlers really showed our younger guys how to go about it.

“We’ve set our plans up for how we wanted to bowl and our bowlers really hit that to perfection.

“We had a couple of practice matches leading into this one and we ironed out what we wanted to do.”