2016/17 BDCA: Colts and Eaton to meet in grand final

Match winner: Colts young gun Nick Barr posted a classy 87 on Saturday to qualify his side for the first grade grand final. Photo: Colts Cricket Club.

Match winner: Colts young gun Nick Barr posted a classy 87 on Saturday to qualify his side for the first grade grand final. Photo: Colts Cricket Club.

Colts have booked themselves a spot in yet another Bunbury and Districts Cricket Association grand final after they defeated Marist in Saturday’s preliminary final.

Marist won the toss and elected to bat with openers Reece O'Connell and Cory Fitt in the zone early. 

Fitt was caught for 22 and number three Tyler Mcgladdery picked up where Fitt left off. Mcgladdery was run out for 39 with the score on 134. 

O'Connell was caught on 71 while Chris Laker (22) and Lee Sorfleet (10) chimed in with runs too.

Just when Marist were looking set for a big total, the bottom half of the batting card fell cheaply to see the side all out for 188. 

Jayden Goodwin and Joe Barningham both took two wickets for Colts. 

The chase started badly for Colts with opener Ethan Kelly falling for just two runs. 

When Jayden Goodwin went for five and James Anderson fell for 13, Colts were sitting on 3/22. 

Murray Goodwin and young gun Nick Barr met at the crease and started to build a partnership. 

Murray Goodwin was caught on 21 while Cruize Ciallella (3), Kyle Davis (10) and Joe Barningham (2) fell cheaply. Barr pushed on regardless with a classy knock, eventually being caught by a blinder in the outfield on 87. 

With his side needing just six runs for victory, Josh Topliss came to the crease and score a one wicket win. 

Colts will now face Eaton in a two day grand final this weekend.

Leschenault earned a spot in this weekend’s second grade grand final against Collie with a victory over Colts on Saturday. 

Batting first, Colts posted 9/201 from 50 overs with Timothy Stewart (53) and Graeme Millington (52) both posting half centuries. 

The Green Caps were able to chase the target down for the fall of seven wickets with Brendan Stemp (59) top scoring. 

In the third grade competition Burekup will play Marist in the grand final after they defeated Dardanup while Marist will meet Leschenault in the fourth grade decider and Colts will play Marist White in the fifth grade grand final.

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