Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

Academy Opener Westbury Hits Ton To Help Hay Park To Grand Final Triumph

Worcestershire CCC Academy opener Ollie Westbury hit a superb century to help Hay Park triumph in the Grand Final of the Bunbury and District Cricket Association first grade competition.

Westbury scored 118 as Hay Park triumphed by eight wickets against Colts CC in the two innings contest spread over two days Down Under last weekend.

Colts won the toss, opted to bat first and made 213-9 in their 50 overs.

Westbury opened the innings for Hay Park and shared in a second wicket partnership of 178 with Mark Steven (57).

He was eventually sixth out at 209 after hitting nine boundaries in his 146 ball innings.

It followed on from Westbury's 111 not out against Colts in the first grade competition in October.

Hay Park lost their last nine wickets for 48 runs and were bowled out for 231 in 49.5 overs – a lead of 18 on first innings.

Westbury collected a wicket in Colts second innings, finishing with 1-21 as they were dismissed for 165 in 48 overs.

He looked set for another sizeable contribution as Hay Park chased a 148 target but after making 26 from 68 balls was run out.

An unbroken stand of 103 between Steven (56) and Ross Knoll (47) saw Hay Park to victory in 45.5 overs.