A RETURN to the bowling crease by Mitchell Bowman has provided Wesley-CBC with a valuable weapon with the ball.
Bowman took 2-11 from eight overs last week to lead Wesley-CBC to an opening round win over Allansford in the Warrnambool and District Cricket Association.
Prior to the season starting, Wesley-CBC captain Sam McCosh said Bowman had only bowled limited overs last year due to injury and he would be like a recruit for the Beavers in 2018-19.
McCosh’s words have rung true and the captain is happy his prediction is on track.
“I didn’t play last week but the boys tell me Mitch bowled really well,” McCosh said.
“They said he hit the keepers’ gloves hard and bowled good line and length.”
Bowman opened the bowling with his brother Tom, with the pair producing the combined figures of 4-30.
Their good form with the ball allowed Wesley-CBC to defend a score of 140, knocking over Allansford for 115.
McCosh said his team was looking forward to another big challenge against Woodford at Bushfield today.
“Woodford has been a great team for the last four or five years so we know they will be a quality opposition,” he said.
“Each game this season is going to be tough but we need to keep winning these early games so we don’t drop off the pace.”
Other round two games include Allansford versus West Warrnambool, Port Fairy versus Nestles, Merrivale versus East Warrnambool-YCW and Brierly Christ Church versus Russells Creek.