Eaton overcomes Marist in Bunbury and Districts Cricket Association clash

Bowling: Jack Wilson took 1/12 from seven overs during Marist's semi-final showdown with Eaton last Saturday. Photo: Thomas Munday.
Bowling: Jack Wilson took 1/12 from seven overs during Marist's semi-final showdown with Eaton last Saturday. Photo: Thomas Munday.

Eaton has secured a place in the Bunbury and Districts Cricket Association 2017/18 grand final with an 11-run win over Marist. 

After winning the toss and electing to bowl, Marist took out Eaton’s opening batsmen, Matthew Foreman (1) and Matthew Davies (1), with ease.

Despite the home crowd advantage, Eaton was stranded on 3/8 after the dismissal of James Hillery (1).

As Eaton’s grand final hopes started to fade, Stuart Clark (27 runs off 87 balls, including four fours) and Clint Hewson (26 off 44) brought their side back from the brink. 

Clayton Caltsounis (32 off 54) starred for the home side while Leigh O’Mara (3) and Troy Lewis (0) were quickly sent packing. 

The side was dismissed for 141 with just four balls remaining. 

Marist sat on 2/7 following the dismissals Cory Fitt (7) and Sam Roots (0). 

Kyle Davis then slogged 31 off 74, including five fours, to get his side back on track. 

Soon after, a middle order collapse saw Reece O’Connell (5), Adam Spinelli (5), Brayden Clarke (0) and Joshua Vague (7) add only a handful of runs to the scoreboard. 

Despite strong performances from Joshua Seale (15 off 37) and Ben Shipley (32 off 63), Marist was bowled out for 130 with five balls left. 

Meanwhile, Colts delivered a blistering display to knock Dalyellup Beach out of the competition. 

After winning the toss, Colts chose to bat and felt confident about its chances of victory. 

Opener Dylan Bairstow knocked 33 off 41 before being caught by Dalyellup’s Paul Jones. 

Jayden Goodwin refused to leave the crease, knocking an impressive 138 off 147 including 15 fours. 

Efforts from James Anderson (59 off 58), Murray Goodwin (46 off 25) and captain Cruize Ciallella (32 off 18) helped Colts reach 3/339. 

Batsmen Steve Denison (28 off 35), Mitchell Boyle (60 off 80) and Dillen Watson (26 off 51) kept Dalyellup in contention. 

Bowlers Josh Topliss (3/34 off seven) and Joe Barningham (3/10 off 3.2) assisted Colts in dismissing Dalyellup Beach for 189.