Come out barking but tail fails to wag


THE Bankstown Sports Club Bulldogs lost to the Manly Waratahs at Manly Oval last Saturday, after the home side batted first and compiled a solid 9-242.
Hostile paceman Liam Marshall continues the proud history of the Bulldogs Kennel in producing top class quicks.
Len Pascoe and Jeff Thomson are evidence of this.
Marshall took 3-38 and blasted through the Waratahs who wilted under the pressure. A very promising young talent indeed, Ben Le Bas, tied up the middle order with his flight and guile to claim 2-27.
Matt Simpson again was outstanding behind the stumps with 3 smart catches and his usual competency showing he is a talented gloveman.
In reply the Bulldogs looked in good touch with a 51 run opening stand. However, disaster struck with the run out of leviathan run getter Nick Carruthers for 38.
Carruthers has had a wonderful start to the season and looked set for another big score when he lost his wicket. Mitch Brown celebrated the birth of daughter Lily with a sparkling and stylish 48.
Ever reliable all-rounder Nathan McAndrew was again in form with 39. Unfortunately, Jake Cormack was another run out victim for 20.
At 5-160 Bankstown looked a chance but the tail failed to wag and the visitors slumped to 194.
Next Saturday the Bulldogs are out to sink the Eastern Suburbs Dolphins at Memorial.
• The match will be live streamed onto the Bankstown Cricket Club website for those who cannot make it to Memorial Oval courtesy of Life Member David Clifton, the computer guru who is certainly a valued asset to the Doggies.