We lost the toss and were sent out to field. Whilst high in energy in the first 15 overs, the Tahs had trouble finding wickets whilst Wests began to score at a solid rate.
Two spinners then came on in Jonah Anderson and debutant Jake De Angelis. The two off spinners changed the game on its head for Manly, only going for 32 runs between them in the space of 19 overs. Jakey claimed his first wicket for the Tahs finishing with an exceptional 1-17 from 9 overs. Jonah finished with an extremely economical 0-15 off 10 overs.
Isaiah Vumbaca continued the spin attack taking 1-22 from 7 overs. The bowling was finished off with outstanding bowling from debutant Harry Kantor-Smith, taking a very impressive 2-15 off 5 overs. Finishing off the attack was opening bowler Gabriel Harris taking a solid 2-30.
This brought Isaiah Vumbaca and Oliver Davies to the middle who managed to keep out some good swing bowling early in their innings. Both boys knowing they had to be there at the end, toughed out the good balls and tried to score off the very few loose balls.
Working together they worked hard to begin to score at a faster rate off the next few bowlers. The boys began to find the middle and ticked over the runs consistently.
Ollie brought up a very mature and classy 50. Ollie was eventually dismissed on 61 and Izzy on 46 after brining up a 118 partnership, only leaving 10 runs for the rest of the team to get as Nick Osborne and Jacob O’Sullivan got the job done in stylish fashion.
The Tahs won their 3rd straight Green Shield game, going into a tough clash on Thursday at Manly Oval.
Manly Warringah 6 for 146 (O. Davies 61, I. Vumbaca 46) def Western Suburbs 145 (N. Osborne 2/14, H. Kantor-Smith 2/15, G. Harris 2/30)
Bariol lurking behind the sticks
Ollie Davies celebrating his 50
Hayden Brown chasing one to the boundary
Gabe Harris and Isaiah Vumbaca celebrate another Wests wicket
Isaiah Vumbaca solid in defence as always
The boys celebrate another wicket, while #9 heads off to grab some more jelly babies from Wrighty