BDCA 2017/18 rd 5: Colts, Eaton and Leschenault prevail comfortably

Easy win: Colts' Saturday trip up to Collie was short lived as they bowled the home side out for 50 and chased it down with nine wickets in hand. Photo: Andrew Elstermann.
Easy win: Colts' Saturday trip up to Collie was short lived as they bowled the home side out for 50 and chased it down with nine wickets in hand. Photo: Andrew Elstermann.

Collie Cricket Club have some soul-searching to do before this weekend’s fixture against Hay Park after they were decimated by Colts on Saturday. 

Playing in Collie, the home side were sent in to bat and lost both openers quickly at the hands of quick Connor Ipsen (3/16). Mark Williams survived the initial onslaught to post 14 but he was sent packing by Ipsen with the team score on 25. 

The remainder of his side were then skittled by  Ethan Kelly who captured 6/11 from 6.4 overs to see the Colaminers all out for 50. 

Unsurpringly, Colts made light work of the chase. Ipsen was caught on 13 while Jayden Goodwin and Tim Raglan both finished on 16 not out, claiming a nine wicket win in just 11 overs. 

Eaton kept their strong start to the season alive with a bonus point win over Marist. 

The Blues were sent in to bat and once again it was up to captain Reece O’Connell to do the bulk of the work. 

O’Connell added 73 from 95 balls for Marist while the rest of his batsmen failed to reach double figures. 

Number 10 Ben Shipley dug in better than those above him to post 38 and when he was caught, Marist were bowled out for 147. 

Arron Quartermaine finished with 4/31 for Eaton while Beaver Steve Barron (1/19) sent down five maidens in a tight display. 

The chase was never in doubt with Eaton putting together an 80 run partnership for the first wicket. 

Matt Davies (40) and Matt Foreman (52) were both eventually caught off O’Connell’s bowling while Sam Roots removed Quartermaine (11) and James Hillery (8). 

Clayton Caltsounis was in a hurry to end the game and blasted 24 from seven balls (one boundary, three sixes) to reach the target with six wickets in hand. 

Leschenault retained their spot in the top four after a 38 run win over Hay Park. 

The Green Caps won the toss and elected to bat with openers Tom Buchanan (30) and Jarrad Quinn (17) building a solid foundation. 

Kurt D'Agostino made 61 before being run out while Matt Buchanan (31) and Brody D'Agostino (10 not out) chimed in with runs to lift Leschenault to 7/191 from 50 overs. 

Jack Charters was the pick of Hay Park’s bowlers, capturing 3/32 from nine overs. 

The Redbacks’ chase started badly with Charlie Home out first ball.

Fellow opener Jono Whitney made 15.

A strong fourth wicket partnership between Michael Tassone (60) and Ashley Sbizzirri (28) gave Hay Park some hope but even with late order runs from Martyn Foster (10) and Charters (13), the Redbacks fell short of the target. 

James Letchford bowled five maidens from 10 overs to capture 2/14 while Michael Newman finished with the figures of 3/28.