Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Firth's Return Fails to Follow the Script; Westlawn Bowlers and Fielders Let Brothers off the Hook

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Firth's Return Fails to Follow the Script; Westlawn Bowlers and Fielders Let Brothers off the Hook

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FOR Westlawn batsman Dan Firth, his first game back after early retirement didn't quite go to plan.

After winning the toss against Brothers at Ulmarra Showground on Saturday, Firth was hoping his strike weapons would take advantage of a bowler-friendly wicket.

But according to the former North Coast representative opening batsman, his bowlers need a quick lesson on how to bowl line and length.

Led superbly by their captain Mick Summers (67), Brothers reached 4-148 before rain ended play.

aWe won the toss and sent them (Brothers) in. It was a very dodgy wicket and we should have bowled them out for under a hundred,a Firth said.

aOur bowlers forgot how to bowl line and length and bowled far too short all afternoon.a

Firth added his team's efforts in the field were not much better than its bowling, as players grassed too many chances at crucial stages.

aI think we dropped young Mitchell Johnson about four or five times and kept letting them off the hook,a he said. …

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