BDCA, round 15: Hay Park claims 120-run win over Dalyellup Beach

On the field: Hay Park claimed a 120-run win over Dalyellup Beach on Saturday. Photo: Thomas Munday.
On the field: Hay Park claimed a 120-run win over Dalyellup Beach on Saturday. Photo: Thomas Munday.

Hay Park still remains in contention for the 2018/19 Bunbury and Districts Cricket Association premiership title. 

On Saturday afternoon, the Redbacks cruised to an effortless 120-run victory over Dalyellup Beach.

In front of an enthusiastic home crowd, Hay Park opening batsman Fraser Thompson knocked 63 runs including a remarkable nine fours. 

Following opener Kris Miller’s dismissal, top order batsman Steven Florance made an impressive 49. 

Knocking four fours and five sixes, middle order star Michael Tassone added 73 to the home side’s total. 

Chasing Hay Park’s 6/249, Dalyellup Beach opener (52, including eight fours) gave the visitors a glimmer of hope. 

The Beach Boys’ middle and lower order batsmen were later dismissed mercilessly. 

The Redbacks earned a bonus point for their efforts in round 15. 

League leaders Eaton suffered an upset loss to third-placed Colts at the Bunbury Recreation Ground. 

Eaton top order batsmen Clayton Caltsounis (24 off 68 balls) and James Hillery (37 off 71) got the team’s campaign off to a cracking start.

Scott Tynan made 31, before the Beavers’ middle and lower order batsmen were taken down. 

Joe Barningham (collecting 3/37 from 10 overs) assisted in dismissing Eaton for 164. 

During Colts’ time at the crease, Eaton bowler Clint Hewson claimed 2/25 from 10. 

After Jaysen Miguel’s dismissal, fellow opener Jayden Goodwin slogged a respectable 72 not out in his 122 minutes with the bat. 

Middle order batsmen Barningham, Murray Goodwin, Riley Miguel, and Cruize Ciallella also made double figures. 

Colts reached the opposition’s total with 9.2 overs to spare. 

Second-placed Leschenault also picked up a bonus point on the weekend. 

The side excelled in its clash with Marist at Forrest Park North, scoring a 117-run win. 

Leschenault was stranded on 2/14, before captain Thomas Buchanan (28 off 40) and Jarrad Quinn (43 off 69) upped the team’s run rate. 

Aided by bowler Ben Shipley (4/45 from nine), the Blues managed to restrict the Green Caps to 170. 

During Marist’s disastrous inning, Mark Steele (14 off 37) and Cole Sawyer (22 off 55) were the only batsmen to reach double figures. 

Thanks to Leschenault bowlers Dwayne Franklin (2/3 from five), Matthew Bowles (2/9 from five), and Brody D’Agostino (2/12 from six), Marist was dismissed for a measly 53. 

Teams will return to the field for Round 16 on Saturday, February 9. 

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