West Wimmera struggle in opening games | Under-15 Horsham country week cricket carnival 2018

IT WAS a difficult first two days for the West Wimmera Cricket Association side competing in Horsham.

The side suffered a first up lost against Horsham on day one before again struggling with the bat on the way to losing against Warrnambool Blue.

Horsham’s bowling attack made it difficult for the side on the hard wicket at Dudley Cornell on Tuesday.

Patrick Munn top scored with 29 as the team was bowled out for 100 in the 42nd over of the game.

Eleven of the squad’s bowlers were used as it tried to restrict Horsham in reply.

Brayden Purchase recorded the best figures for his side, he picked up 2-14 off five overs as Horsham reach 6-244 by the end of its 45 overs.

On Wednesday’s second day of the carnival West Wimmera took to the turf at Horsham City Oval and elected to send Warrnambool Blue in after winning the toss.

Jarred Dahlenburg picked up the early wicket of Warrnambool opener Joe Nyikos but it was all downhill from there for West Wimmera.

Flectcher Cozens and Theo Opperman each scored centuries for the Warrnambool side as it powered its way to a total of 2-253.

West Wimmera were never in the hunt in reply as four batsmen failed to get off the mark. Tom Harris top-scored with 22 not out and he received some support in the middle order from Zac Vivian’s 12 before the side was dismissed for 78 in the 36th over.