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DANIEL WESTERN TAKE A BOW!


On a day which started with the emergency registrations of Will Bevan and Francis McNally for the Tidball Insurance Cup – the club thanks them for making themselves available at such short notice. Few if any who travelled to Bohea Field were prepared for about what they were to witness.

Match 1 was against Woodbury and Newton St Cyres CC 2nd XI. Torquay won the toss and elected to bat. Matt McCann was out for a Platinum Duck. However, his opening partner, Daniel Western had other ideas smashing a maiden century off just 69 balls which included 15 * 4s and 1 * 6. He was eventually run out for 104, Torquay amassing 191 for 4 in the end in their 20 overs.

Western though had only just started! When Woodbury and Newton St Cyres CC batted, Western who was behind the stumps claimed 5 dismissals – 3 catches and 2 stumpings. The last of these was a stumping off the bowling of kid brother, Bobby Western. Young Niall McCarthy the star with bat yesterday this time starred with the ball claiming 3 for 18 in a 71 run win for Torquay. However, there was only one real star – Daniel Western.

Match 2 was against Clyst St George CC 2nd XI with some sort of normality returning temporarily after the heroics of match 1. Torquay won the toss and asked Clyst St George to, have a, bat. It was certainly a quieter innings for Daniel Western with just one dismissal off the bowling of Dinesh Giri who had made a dash up the M5 to play and claimed 3 for 33 which included a stunning caught and bowled from all accounts. Clyst St George CC 2nd XI on 156 for 8 in their 20 overs. However, this was a lull before another Western storm!

This time the third generation of the Western dynasty opened with Director of Cricket, Mike Pugh and again didn’t disappoint. With not enough runs for another century an undefeated 93 had to do this time. The whirlwind knock was off just 41 balls containing 12 * 4s and 4 * 6s. The demolition meant an 8 wicket victory with 5 overs to spare.

An unbelievable weekend for Daniel Western who over two days amassed a remarkable 281 runs at an average of 140.5 oh and not forgetting 7 dismissals behind the stumps. Evo certainly can’t remember so many runs by one batsman over a weekend in recent history.

The Western dynasty certainly seems in safe hands. Well done Daniel.

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