BDCA 2017 rd 2: Eaton defeat Colts in high scoring affair

Donnybrook's Joel Parker made 115 not out in round two of the B grade competition. Photo: Andrew Elstermann.
Donnybrook's Joel Parker made 115 not out in round two of the B grade competition. Photo: Andrew Elstermann.

As it has done in previous years, round two of the Bunbury and Districts Cricket Association season had to contend with a bit of rain. 

Sadly, the game between Dalyellup Beach and Hay Park had to be abandoned. 

At Forrest North, Marist won the toss at home and sent Leschenault in to bat. Captain and opener Tom Buchanan did the bulk of the run scoring, notching 63 runs from 111 balls as his side was bowled out for 144. 

Reece O’Connell shone brightly with the ball, taking 5/20 from 7.2 overs. 

The Green Caps made two early breakthroughs with the ball, sending both openers back to the shed with single digit figures. 

This bought O’Connell to the crease, where he posted 77 not out from 85 balls aided at the other end by Kyle Davis (21) and Adam Spinelli (15 not out).

The Blues reached the target for the fall of five wickets. 

The match between Colts and Eaton saw the big hitters on both sides doing battle. In the end it was the Beavers who claimed the points. 

Colts were sent in to bat and were in trouble early at 3/29. This bought father-and-son pair Murray and Jayden Goodwin together at the crease where they worked their magic, as they have so many time together in the past. Murray was caught on 69 while Jayden was eventually trapped in front on 79 to lift Colts to 6/222. 

James Hillery took a game high three wickets for Eaton. 

The Colts bowlers were up and about early after the innings break, snaring Eaton captain Clint Hewson first ball. Number three Stanley Hunwick joined him back in the shed a few balls later. 

Number four James Hillery (92 not out) and opener Matt Davis (28) got down to work. Once Davis was caught behind, Liam O’Mara (49) and Clayton Caltsounis (32 not out) supported Hillery to reach the target with six wickets in hand. 

In the B-grade competition, Dalyellup Beach defeated Capel. Batting first, Capel were bowled out for 132 with Coen Bradshaw claiming 3/35. The Settlers reach the target seven wickets down with Murray Tennett-Brown finishing 66 not out. 

A knock of 115 not out by Donnybrook’s Joel Parker helped his side to 8/192 but Leschenault lost just three wickets on the way to the target while a century from Jaysen Miguel helped Colts (5/226) slide past Harvey-Benger’s 8/225.