Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Blanch Turns Tucabia White

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Blanch Turns Tucabia White

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Byline: gary nichols gary.nichols@dailyexaminer.com.au

IN CRICKET'S battle of willow and leather, some bowlers rely on pace or swing to achieve their objectives. Spin bowlers rely on flight, bounce and turn - allied with ample guile - to outfox batsmen.

Westlawn's John Blanch is not the norm - far from it. His left-arm cutters have been bamboozling batsmen all season and on Saturday against Tucabia White Blanch once again weaved his magic, snaring 5-53.

Thanks to Blanch's efforts Tucabia were bowled out for dismal 99 with Westlawn 2-44 at the close of play.

Blanch, who has surpassed 50 wickets for the season bowled unchanged on a wicket which, according to Tucabia captain Chris Adamson, was bowler friendly.

"Losing the toss was not a good start to the day, the wicket was a bit damp which made batting difficult," Adamson said.

"John (Blanch) certainly bowled well ... the wicket suited him and he utilised the conditions perfectly. …

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