Graceville’s Western Suburbs Bulldogs Makes Strong Start in Sci-Fleet Motors First Grade Premiership

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Having won last season’s Sci-Fleet Motors First Grade Premiership, the Western Suburbs Bulldogs started off their defence of the Cam Battersby Cup with a win.

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Sam Truloff led the way last season in the two-day comp, with an extraordinary average of 111.6 across the 13 matches.

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His knock of 114 (his highest score of the season so far) in the first innings against Souths proved a matchwinner for the Western Suburbs and got the defending champions off to a great start.

The match at Norman Gray Oval in Yeronga ended in a win for Wests by 1 wicket.

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Skipper Paddy Dooley chipped in with a very handy 49 and 4 for 38 with the ball. He is currently the season’s top wicket-taker for Wests in 1st Grade, averaging a wicket every 5 overs at 23.28 runs. 

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Many remember Chris Sabburg as the man who caught Kevin Pietersen when on as a sub for Ryan Harris in the 2013 Ashes. Chris proved to be the season’s main strike bowler so far, with a wicket every 10 balls at 11.53, although those figures are based on his performance in the KFC T20 Max Competition, in which Wests went down to Souths in the Semi-Final.

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The 29-year-old Truloff recently top-scored with 49 for QLD against South Australia in the Marsh Cup, amongst a strong batting line-up that included Usman Khawaja and Matt Renshaw, having made his List A debut for the Bulls last season.