Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Andrews' Spell Devastates Colts

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Andrews' Spell Devastates Colts

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IF YOU can find a bookmaker shouting odds on the most valuable player in Coffs Harbour District cricket, slap down cash on Sawtell's Ben Andrews.

Not for the first time this season, all-rounder Andrews has been the dominant factor in a win by the premiers.

Against Park Beach Bowling Club Colts at Richardson Park it was with the bat ... then with the ball.

Colts won the toss and gave Sawtell first use of the crease, a crucial decision with the home side losing two wickets with just six runs on the board.

However, the innings turned thanks to a valuable knock of 57 by Andrews and a late contribution of 29 by skipper Dave Angus that helped the side to a total of 135 for their 37 overs in the middle.

For Colts, Nii Ollennu did best by taking 4-25 including two maidens in his nine-over spell.

In Sawtell terms it wasn't a fantastic score, but that didn't matter when Andrews cut loose with his bowling.

He totally destroyed the Colts top order.

Alec Baldwin was dismissed for three runs, and then in order: Nathan Gett (no score), Ian Slapp (2), Craig Haworth (2) and Ben Sims (3), before Brad Lewis managed to elbow his way in for a piece of the action by removing Mitchell Weeden. …

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