Bark sad over loss

THE Bankstown Bulldogs put up a tough fight but fell just short, losing on the first innings to St George at Memorial Oval on Saturday.

Rain again delayed play slightly in the Sydney first grade cricket match with the Dogs’ resuming at 7/77 and apart from some stoic resistance from Ben Le Bas (13no), the tail succumbed without much fanfare.
When Tushaar Garg was out for 2, the home side was left with just 98 runs in the bank.
Defending such a small total was never going to be easy but pacemen Brad Simpson and Nathan McAndrew helped the Bulldogs back into the match as St George slumped to 6/84.
However, a seventh wicket partnership of 45 between Adam Whatley and Jon Rose saw the visitors past the required total.
Seventeen-year-old Simpson, a member of the NSW Under 19 elite squad, continues to impress and his figures of 3/33 off 7 overs shows he’s not overawed playing in the top grade.
McAndrew (2/46 off 12 overs) provided good support for Simpson while Ben Le Bas continued his terrific early season form, cleaning up the tail end with 2/0 off just four balls as St George was all out for 137.
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