BDCA 2016/17: Bunbury's Twenty20 season off and running | photos

Colts and Eaton have shot to the top of the Bunbury and Districts Cricket Association Twenty20 ladder after the first three rounds of the 2016/17 season were played on Saturday. 

Three half centuries to James Hillery (59 not out), Clint Hewson (66) and Matt Davies (50) saw Eaton post 2/181 against Leschenault.

The Green Caps were bowled out for 104 in reply with Justin Liebeck taking 3/24 from his four overs.

The Beavers then recovered from two batting slumps to edge past Harvey-Benger. 

The Bulls elected to bat and were all kinds of trouble at 5/7. A knock of 45 late in the innings by Scott Fowler saw Harvey-Benger post 9/108.

Hillery (46) and Hewson (23) again got Eaton over the line with three balls to spare after the rest fell cheaply.

A great knock of 53 from Colts opener Cruize Ciallella lifted his side to 4/130 which proved too much for Collie who were all out 74. 

Colts also proved too good for Hay Park with Murray Goodwin (60) and Stephen Green (44) lifting their side to 6/143.

Hay Park’s openers put on 49 runs for the first wicket but a lack of support from the middle order saw them finish 8/119.

Dalyellup Beach secured some points with a 44 run win over Marist. Batting first the Settlers posted 8/175 with Scott Harber and Daniel Lomax both scoring 56. In reply, Marist managed 7/141.

The Settlers weren’t so lucky against Hay Park. Harber (45) and Lomax (18) were promoted to the top of the batting order and set Dalyellup Beach up well with 7/131. But the Redbacks run the total down with nine balls to spare for the loss of five wickets.

Fifty-one runs each to Leschenault openers Rodney Shemeld and Kurt D’Agostino saw the Green Caps secure victory over Harvey-Benger. The pair set the platform for Leschenault to score 9/180 and while Haydn Jones made 67 for the Bulls, they fell 23 runs short at 6/157.

Marist rounded out the weekend with a win, chasing down Collie’s 9/115 for the loss of three wickets with Tyler Mcgladdery 68 not out.

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