Eaglehawk’s West not dwelling on dismissal for 99

SO CLOSE: Eaglehawk's Anthony West joined the BDCA's "99 Club" against Kangaroo Flat last Saturday.
SO CLOSE: Eaglehawk's Anthony West joined the BDCA's "99 Club" against Kangaroo Flat last Saturday.

EAGLEHAWK’S Anthony West hasn’t wasted any time dwelling over his missed chance at a fourth BDCA century.

West became the latest addition to the BDCA’s “99 Club” last Saturday when he was dismissed one run shy on a ton against Kangaroo Flat when caught by wicket-keeper Nathan Stubbings off Brent Hamblin.

The Hawks’ opening batsman became the 11th player to a score a first XI 99 in the BDCA since 2000.

“I knew I was on 99 because it was on the scoreboard (at the QEO) and I just chased a wide delivery,” West said on Wednesday.

“I hadn’t chased one like that all day, but thought I’ll bang it into the covers to get a single and get to 100, but it wasn’t to be.

“The most important thing though was it was a big game for us that we needed to win and we were able to do that, so I was still happy with the day.”

After a 0-3 start the reigning premier Hawks have now won two in a row during which they have made scores of 404 and 5-308.

• BDCA'S FIRST XI SCORES OF 99 SINCE 2000:

Leigh McDermott (Bendigo United) v White Hills, Rd 11, 2014-15 – c Josh Matthews b Adrian Holland

Neil Williams (Eaglehawk) v Bendigo United, Rd 4, 2004-05 – lbw Chris Pinniger

Sam Walker (Eaglehawk) v Sandhurst, Rd 3, 2009-10 – lbw Mark Keck

Anthony West (Eaglehawk) v Kangaroo Flat, Rd 5, 2017-18 – c Nathan Stubbings b Brent Hamblin

Bruce Hando (Golden Square) v Huntly-North Bendigo, Rd 3, 2002-03 – run out

Heath Lane (Golden Square) v Eaglehawk, Semi-final, 2002-03 – c Matt Fitt b Richard Webb

Andrew Hosking (Kangaroo Flat) v White Hills, Rd 14, 2009-10 – c Ryan McNish b Rhys Irwin 

Brad Orton (Kangaroo Flat) v White Hills, Rd 3, 2003-04 – run out

Tony Taig (Kangaroo Flat) v White Hills, Rd 9, 2007-08 – c Lincoln Jacobs b Daniel Jones

Andrew Price (Strathdale) v Eaglehawk, Semi-final, 2005-06 – c Matt White b Linc McRae

Adam Hargreaves (White Hills) v Strathfieldsaye, Rd 2, 2006-07 – not out