Magin's six gives Easts rare outright win over Wests in round four


Easts Dolphins produced a near perfect performance to secure maximum points in an outright victory over Western Suburbs at Waverley Oval.

After Easts posted 246 on day one, fast bowler Daniel Magin single-handedly destroyed Wests’ top order on his way to figures of 6/27 off 13 overs as Wests could only manage 101. After being sent in a second time Easts’ spinners cleaned up the Magpies for just 70.

But it was Magin’s first innings spell on day two that set up the big victory.

In his first season with Easts after coming from St Geroge, Magin took the first five wickets of the innings to reduce Wests to 5-33. From there a steady flow of wickets allowed Easts 48 overs to try and dismiss the Magpies a second time.

The performance of the fast bowler no surprise to captain Greg Clarence.

"Daniel Magin has been threatening in patches over the first three rounds with the ball," Clarence said.

"When he gets it right he's one of the most dangerous bowlers in the competition."

In the second innings Magin went wicketless, but it was the work of Shane Devoy (3/16) and Daniel Rootes (3/11) that caused problems for Wests.

Two good days of cricket from the Dolphins left Clarence very satisfied.

"It's an excellent result for us. Ten points is very difficult to get under any circumstance so to put in such a strong bowling and fielding effort together after our loss to Penrith is exciting," he said.

"Having all bowlers contributing by either building pressure or taking wickets makes a huge difference and allowed us to control both innings. There was a bit of a light concern late in the day but having two class spinners in form, working in tandem and taking regular wickets is a huge luxury for us."

Easts face a winless North Sydney at North Sydney Oval in a two day match starting this Saturday.

Second Grade

A fantastic unbeaten century by James Kettleborough guided the Dolphins to a comfortable 7-wicket win over Western Suburbs at Pratten Park.

Chasing a formidable target of 253 for victory, the Dolphins overcame the early loss of Kevin Pillay to put on 78 for the second wicket, and then a match-winning 109-run stand between Kettleborough (121*) and MIchael Maclennan (58) helped set up victory. 

The Dolphins’ first win of the season puts them in good touch ahead of their clash with North Sydney at Waverley Oval next week.

Third Grade

Despite a total of 7/307 declared after day one, the Dolphins went down by two wickets.

Easts looked in the box seat after reducing Wests to 5-101, but the lower order thwarted the Dolphins in the second session.

Angus Palmer (3/47) and Harry Brooks (3/66) were the best with the ball for the Dolphins, while Max Abbott picked up two wickets.

Fourth Grade

The Dolphins were defending 178 against Western Suburbs, and looked to be on track for victory when they had reduced Wests to 6/93, but couldn’t manage the last few wickets, eventually going down by three wickets, despite some excellent bowling by Dunne 2/20 off 9 overs.

The match will best be remembered for Tim Brown's 400th wicket in his spell of 3-50 a fantastic achievement that also came in the same game as his maiden Grade half century.

Fifth Grade

After making 240 declared on day one, the Dolphins made light work of the Western Suburbs’ batsmen, bowling them out for just 94.

Sixth Grade

The Dolphins bowled first and a steady flow of wickets kept Burwood Briars Maroon under constant pressure, and they were bowled out for 119. Jackson Coutts led the way with 4/13.

In reply the Dolphins chased down the target in 33.4 overs for the loss of just 3 wickets, thanks to a fine innings of 43* by Sam Hulston.

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