Domestic Cricket: Game 2 of the 2018 JLT One-Day Cup: Western Australia v New South Wales Review at WACA Ground in Perth

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Joel Paris opened WA’s scalp with the full delivery where Ryan Gibson hesitated & dismissed lbw for 4.

Not long later, Paris picked up the second wicket of Daniel Hughes for 12.

Hughes didn’t provide any foot movement trying to hit through the third man.

But Hughes chopped on, inside edge and hit the stumps.

“Happy Days & a Happy Catch,” says Ian Healy on commentary for FOX Cricket.

Moises Henriques tried to push towards hitting the offside through a near straight bat.

But it’s misjudged going straight to Hilton Cartwright at cover giving Cameron Green his first wicket.

Henriques’s dismissal for 5 leaves NSW, 3 for 40.

Josh Inglis gets his first catch as the wicketkeeper in the JLT Cup thanks to the full ball from Andrew Tye.

It made Kurtis Patterson play by trying to whack out as he only stayed within his crease through a lazy shot to Inglis.

With NSW 4/102, Mitch Larkin and Jack Edwards have given a bit of a boost in the middle order.

Although, J.Edwards gone off to a great start through the batting basics on his List A debut.

But he left shattered on 32 thanks to the fantastic yorker & change up from Jhye Richardson.

Richardson again picked up his 2nd scalp through a fuller length as Jay Lenton edges straight to Inglis for zero off two balls.

Andrew Tye may have the last laugh with three wickets in his hand:

  • Kurtis Patterson (23) off the back of Josh Inglis.
  • Nick Larkin (36) off the end of Josh Inglis.
  • Steve O’Keefe (9) from the catch of Jono Wells at backward point.

But having seen the tail join in and back up, Daniel Sams contributed with the bat of late unassisted.

Through sheer patience, Sams’s able to rack up a half knock before he mistimed a knuckleball that knicked straight to Inglis at 62.

Fantastic change of pace with a knuckleball from Cameron Green after at last captured Daniel Sams for 62 off 60.

With no support from Sams, Sean Abbott was the last man to give his shot where he can bat a bit.

Unlike, Mickey Edwards who’s more of a frontline seamer.

And Cameron Green closes NSW’s batting run chase where Sean Abbott hesitated with a straight inside edge to Inglis.

Josh Inglis collected a whopping five catches which is a remarkable achievement for WA.

On the other hand, NSW is all out for 204.

2nd Innings

Daniel Sams made up lost time by picking up the opening of Josh Inglis through the back end of J.Edwards.

Then Sams strikes the second scalp though Sam Whiteman.

Hilton Cartwright and Josh Phillipe helped steered WA past 50 by the 11th over.

Though, Mickey Edwards breaks the partnership of Cartwright-Phillipe.

Daniel Hughes’s screamer signaled the end of Cartwright for 20.

Phillipe steered the ship alone towards his half-century before scooping up high & straight to the gloves of Jay Lenton of 59.

Moises Henriques may have pushed WA to the level playing field for NSW through another quick wicket.

The dismissal of Jono Wells of six through the catch of Jay Lenton have relieved NSW a bit.

But the pair of “Ashtons” such as Ashton Turner and Ashton Agar pushed WA closer to victory.

Agar may have left a little late.

But Ashton Turner’s finisher contribution of 70 not out has steered WA home with a win by four wickets.

Final score: WA 6/206, beating NSW’s run target of 204.

Post-Game Part 1

NSW have missed quite a few opportunities in their fielding such as the dropped catches.

Though, one lazy effort was the one at slip there two fielders couldn’t dive.

Instead, they just stared at the ball and went for four.

Plus the top and middle order batting are prone to hesitating too early against the WA quicks.

They couldn’t execute good balls and just cheap shots by not using the footwork too much or swinging and missing too far.

Though, Jack Edwards did well on his debut scoring 32.

But it’s only the beginning from here having adjusted to life at the state level.

So will Daniel Sams.

Sams have put out a great show both bat and ball hitting 62 of 60 plus three wickets.

Can’t think of anyone else except Nick Larkin who scored 36.

Post-Game Part 2

It’s great to add a mix of youth and experience into the squad.

You saw the debutants of Cameron Green’s change of variation and swing helped him score three wickets.

So did Josh Phillipe who stayed calm and let the bat do the job scoring 59.

Bright future for WA nurturing the best youth players to offer that Australia will see in the long run.

Plus a couple of established players stand out too.

You saw Joel Paris and Jhye Richardson pick up two each so did Andrew Tye of three with the ball.

Although, Richardson’s solid performance at flat tracks like the WACA will be a similar test when Australia plays in the UAE v Pakistan next month.

And his presence would benefit in casing chaos towards the Pakistani batsmen.

But having not played for Australia A’s four-day squad, he didn’t have much of a chance getting picked by selectors.

Behind the stumps, Josh Inglis’s gloves have no problem taking five catches.

They looked perfect and sublime, so Inglis gets a pat on his back.

But next time Inglis will need to improve on his batting having scored only five.

Credit to Hilton Cartwright and Ashton Agar contributing within the 20-run mark.

Though, Ashton Turner is the fantastic finisher that sighed joy for Western Australia tonight.

Turner scored a half-century at 70 runs off 55 balls.

That is a high standard white ball performance batting at 7, and sure he will get a few opportunities a bit higher at 5 or 6.

That’s it for a great night of Domestic One-Day Cricket between Western Australia and New South Wales at the WACA in Perth.

What’s next?

Come back here again this Thursday when South Australia v New South Wales.

Tune in at 3.30 PM AEST LIVE in your new home of Cricket, FOX Cricket.

Commentators

  • Brendon Julian (Host)
  • Ian Healy
  • Mark Waugh
  • Mitchell Johnson
  • Mel Jones
  • Kim Hughes
  • Kath Loughnan (Boundary Reporter)

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