Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Railways Sides Plans to Outright Win over Wests

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Railways Sides Plans to Outright Win over Wests

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IT TOOK Railways less than two hours to put themselves within reach of an outright victory over Wests on Saturday.

Bulldogs captain Kevin Brown believes his side is in the box seat to press on for maximum points after finishing the opening day of the fixture two wickets down and just 35 runs behind Wests' first innings total.

After winning the toss, Wests went in to bat on a batsman-friendly Captain Cook wicket.

The conditions may have been in their favour but little else went Wests' way as the Railways bowlers ploughed through their batting line-up to dismiss them for 150 runs.

Railways' top order batsmen went on a run-scoring frenzy for the ensuing 1 1/2 hours, coming within 35 runs of Wests when they were 2-115 at stumps.

"It was definitely better batting conditions than bowling. Our bowlers did very well but unfortunately we missed a few catches," Railways skipper Kevin Brown said.

"Finishing the day on 2-115 after 27 overs means we are fairly confident we can chase Wests' total next week. …

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