Warburton leads a valiant South, Colts still too good
PORTLAND Colts will fly into the second half of the Portland and District Cricket Association’s season as red-hot favourites after recording a second two-day victory on Saturday afternoon.
Taking on South Portland at Cavalier Park, Colts won the toss and elected to bat on the first day of play – dismissed in the 77th over for 253 runs in the hard wicket.
South Portland’s run chase got off to an inhibited start when play resumed on the second day, with openers Scott Martin (0) and Shaun Lench (9) dismissed in quick succession.
After watching his side stumble early Lachie Warburton headed out to bat at number four and in his finest innings of the season so far, cruised to 73 from 109 balls faced.
Warburton’s second half century of the season featured nine boundaries and takes him to second place in the competition for runs scored (202 runs at an average of 40.40) after six completed rounds, trailing only Tyrendarra’s Jake Wilson.
It is also perfect preparation for Warburton’s under-16 Western Waves campaign which will continue later this month.