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Wests in trouble

Harlequins Michael Walsh scored 48 against Wests on Saturday at the One Mile.
Harlequins Michael Walsh scored 48 against Wests on Saturday at the One Mile. Craig Warhurst

WESTS will be under the pump to avoid outright defeat when they resume against Harlequins in their two-day match at One Mile on Saturday.

The in-form Wests' line-up suddenly lost form last Saturday and where bundled out for a meagre total of 68.

Conner Sauer was the top scorer with 13 and only Scott Reedman and Luke Gear made double figures.

Once again Harlequins captain Dean Chandler was the destroyer for his side, taking five wickets and ripping apart Wests' top order.

It was his third five-wicket haul of the summer.

Chandler was pretty impressed with the bowling effort of his team but played down his role in the demolition.

"It was pretty good bowling by all the bowlers," he said.

"To bowl them out for under 70 is good, tight bowling.

"I have been going pretty well this season."

He said the wicket was fairly hard with a light covering of grass.

"The ball swung a bit so that helped us out."

In reply Harlequins are currently 8-224 after a top opening partnership between Michael Walsh and John McClintock.

Walsh (48) and McClintock (46) stuck together for a 100-run partnership before Scott Reedman bowled McClintock. Chris Darrach top-scored for Harlequins with a quick-fire 57.

Chandler said the team would be chasing an outright victory next week.

"We will get a few more runs then try and bowl them out again," he said.

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