South African sensation Jarrod Alberts had an impressive outing with the ball in Warrion’s clash with Birregurra at the weekend.
But the Panther import’s stunning 6-50 return failed to halt Birregurra’s run, with the Saints handing Warrion a solid run chase of 167 at stumps on day one.
Saints skipper James Rowan praised the efforts of his batsmen who, despite Alberts’ hindrance, recorded decent knocks at the crease.
“It would have been nice to get 200, the pitch was a little bit slow so batting wasn’t easy and Warrion bowled really well,” he said.
“Alberts held up an end all day and was really tight and made things difficult.
“Jack Parker batted really well to make 30-odd, and Leighton Hart made 20 but he batted out overs.”
But Birregurra’s star of the day was young gun Harry Jarvis, who top-scored with 42 runs for the home side.
“Harry Jarvis batted really well, he had a really good innings, he would have been out there for 40 overs,” Rowan said.
“He’s only 16 but he’s got a great technique so I think these two-dayers will suit him with the way he bats.
“He doesn’t play many false shots so he can bat for long periods of time.
“It was his biggest Division One score of the season, and he’ll get an opportunity to bowl a few overs next week so hopefully he can carry a bit of form into next week as well.”
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