Toronto Workers lose by seven wickets to Wests in Newcastle District Cricket Association match at Ron Hill Oval

AERIAL: Corey Piccirillo goes high over midwicket during his entertaining partnership with Ray Steadman at the end of Toronto's innings at Ron Hill Oval on Saturday. Picture: David Stewart
AERIAL: Corey Piccirillo goes high over midwicket during his entertaining partnership with Ray Steadman at the end of Toronto's innings at Ron Hill Oval on Saturday. Picture: David Stewart

TORONTO Workers’ run of outs continued on Saturday with a seven-wicket loss to Wests in the Newcastle District Cricket Association match at Ron Hill Oval.

Toronto made 215, a total Wests chased down for the loss of just three wickets.

Toronto started the day at 5-116, resuming an innings that had been interrupted by rain on the first day’s play.

Josh Westwood (37) top-scored for the home team.

Griffin Lea (35), Adrian Chad (28) and Logan Johnson (22) all made starts.

Some enterprising and confident stroke play from Corey Piccirillo (17) and Ray Steadman (19 not out) added 35 for the last wicket, and gave Toronto’s attack something to bowl to.

But former Toronto all-rounder Joe Price got Wests off to a flyer, powering the Rosellas to 0-50 at the lunch break.

Price’s innings mixed elegant drives down the ground with fierce pull strokes over the fence. But it was not a chanceless innings.

Price mistimed a couple of pull shots early in his knock, but the ball ballooned safely into vacant territory on the leg side.

Toronto’s start to the season has been characterised by near misses, lost tosses, and none of the luck on offer from the elements. But they continue to work hard on their games, remain confident in their skills, and know that they are capable of stringing wins together.

They hope the wins start in Round 7, which starts this Saturday, when they host Hamilton-Wickham in a two-day fixture at Ron Hill Oval from 11am.