Eaton have again shown why they are a serious threat this summer with a thumping nine-wicket win over Colts in round four of the 2016/17 Bunbury and Districts Cricket Association season.
Winning the toss and electing to bat, things started disastrously for the Colts side. Openers Tim Hutchinson and Jayden Goodwin were both sent packing without troubling the scorer.
When number three Jordan Styles was bowled for a duck moments later, the scoreboard read a shocking 3/1 – with an extra the top scorer.
Things continued to go badly for Colts with Ryan Risdon dismissed for five runs and Cruize Ciallella for seven runs to bring the score to 5/25. Stephen Green (23) and Joe Barningham (28 not out) reached double figures but a collapse from the tail saw Colts dismissed for 87.
Arron Quartermaine was the pick of Eaton’s bowlers, capturing 5/26 from nine overs while Steven Barron and Clayton Caltsounis both finished with two.
In reply, Eaton made light work of the chase. James Hillery notched a-run-a-ball 54 not out while Don Seaman was bowled for eight and Matt Foreman chimed in with 21 not out.
Dalyellup Beach also scored a weekend win, but not before Marist put on a workshop in lower order batting.
Marist were sent in to bat and found themselves staring down the barrel of a major defeat at 8/33. Number eight Brayden Clarke (79 not out) and number 10 Alan Utterson (34) came together for a 106 run ninth-wicket partnership to help Marist along to 153 all out.
Liam Renton did all the early damage for Dalyellup Beach, finishing with figures of 5/22 from nine overs.
The Settlers reached the winning target for the fall of four wickets with Ben Lagana (32), Matt Fink (22), Corey Fagan (54), Paul Jones (12), Daniel Lomax (18 not out) and Scott Harber (eight not out) all chipping in.
Leschenault finished the round with their second win of the year, getting the better of Hay Park.
Winning the toss and electing to bat, the Green Caps started well with Jarrad Quinn notching 58 while Logan Hay scored 15 and Rodney Shemeld scored 16.
Thomas Buchanan (28) was stunningly stumped by current Country XI wicketkeeper Ashley Sbizzirri before Kurt D’Agostino (45) and Jay Crossman (13 not out) lifted Leschenault to 8/203.
The Redbacks were in trouble early before an 83 run fourth-wicket partnership between Jono Whitney (57) and Sbizzirri (34) steadied the ship.
But a collapse then saw the final six batsman dismissed for a combined total of 25 to see Hay Park all out for 148.
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