Gun Warrion exports return to boost side

Former Victorian Premier cricketer Locky Inglis, centre, returned to his home club Warrion to help the Panthers win their first Colac district Division One match in more than a year and a half. The team is pictured celebrating the wicket of City United’s Nathan McNamara.

Cameo appearances from gun Warrion exports Lochy Inglis and Aidan Barrow have helped the Panthers claim their first win in Colac district cricket’s top grade in 644 days.

Barrow, who plays Victorian Premier cricket with Kingston Hawthorn, and former Premier cricketer Inglis, who is playing with Geelong club East Belmont, returned to their home club on the weekend after rain washed out their matches.

The duo added valuable experience to the Panthers’ line-up, but captain Xavier Prime said it was an all-round team performance that netted the side its first Division One win since returning to the top grade this season.

The Panthers’ last Division One win was in February last year.

“It was a good reward for our effort so far this season,” Prime said.

“Our aim was always to be competitive, it’s taken a few weeks to get going as far as getting a win, but it was good reward for our hard work,” he said.

“We’ve put together a whole new team with the South African lads coming in and a couple of other new blokes, so we just needed to spend some time together and work out a good team balance.”

Warrion posted 9-188 batting first with Prime, 57 runs from 45 balls, Darryn Murrell, 41, Ben Hester, 22, and Inglis, 21, all having an impact.

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