Dogs unleash but just miss out

IT was a disappointing weekend for the Bankstown Cricket Club with all grades losing to the powerhouse NSW Premier Grade Club Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles.

At Bankstown Oval, Captain Daniel Solway won the toss and sent Manly-Warringah into bat and so was hoping to take advantage of any moisture around after Sydney’s week of heat and rain.
The Bulldogs were howling with the visitors at 6 for 86 but excellent batting from Lachlan Coyte (69) and Bertie Foreman (57) at 7 and 8, saw the Sea Eagles post a respectable 8-223.
Liam Marshall was the pick of the Bulldog bowlers. With impeccable line, length and pace, the lanky Bulldog snared 3 for 38.
The other bowlers all made solid contributions with Ryan Felsch the pick, claiming 2 for 47.
In reply, a few batsmen got good starts, but no one was able to ram home that platform, in part due to excellent tight bowling and snappy fielding from the visitors.
The Bulldogs looked to be in a solid position at 0/70 but the well-executed run out of Felsch, proved to be a major turning point.
Solid efforts from Zeeshaan Ahmed with 49, Solway, 40 and Felsch with 37, provided some hope for the crowd but after their allotted 50 overs, the Bulldog’s run chase fell 13 runs short at 9 for 210.