BDCA, T20 - Round Five: Marist secures 35-run win over Eaton

Colts breathed a sigh of relief after beating Hay Park in Round Four of the Bunbury and Districts Cricket Association's T20 tournament.

Batting first at Hay Park, Colts' opener Josh Topliss lasted eight minutes before being caught by star fielder Jaice Benzie.

Fellow opener Vikramjit Singh knocked three fours and two sixes on his way to 60 runs off 57 balls, before Riley Miguel posted 63 not out (including four fours and three sixes) off 40.

Kevin Banwell was dismissed for nine early on, while teammate Tyler King made 15 later in the day.

Chasing Colts' total of 3/154, Redbacks' opener Jono Whitney reached an impressive 93 off 60 (including six fours and six sixes).

The home side was stranded on 2/21, after Jack Buswell (2/25 from four overs) dismissed Kris Miller (12) and John Richardson (golden duck).

Colts captain Cruize Ciallella bowled Michael Tassone for two, before Hay Park captain Steven Florance hit 28 off 30.

At the end of their 20 overs, the Redbacks fell just nine runs short.

Captain Clint Hewson (34 off 16) and fellow opener Matthew Foreman (33) were instrumental in Eaton's win over the Green Caps.

After winning the toss and electing to bat, Leschenault openers Thomas Buchanan (57 off 31) and Matt Fink (33) formed a solid partnership.

Kurt and Brody D'Agostino claimed 19 and 20 respectively, while wicket keeper Matt Buchanan scored 12.

Going after Leschenault's 5/158, Hewson and Foreman played extremely well under pressure.

James Hillery knocked 36 off 31, before Cory Fitt (19) and Stuart Clark (20no) kept the run rate ticking over.

The Beavers reached the home side's total with just one ball remaining.

The Redbacks travelled to Leschenault for their anticipated clash with the Green Caps in Round Five.

Following Whitney's quick dismissal, Miller (49 off 43, including seven fours), Tassone (26), and Michael James (30) guided Hay Park to a total of 6/125.

Leschenault's Thomas Buchanan (33, including six fours) and Justin Woods (15) fared well, before the side suffered a swift middle order collapse.

The Green Caps reached 8/105 from their 20 overs.

Marist celebrated a 35-run win over the Beavers, at the Eaton Sports Ground, on Saturday afternoon.

Top order batsmen Corey Fagan (39, including five fours), Ben Clarke (32), and Brayden Clarke (18) led the visitors to a total of 7/133.

Hewson and Hillery posted 34 runs each, before the home side suffered middle and lower order collapses.

Thanks largely to Fagan (4/9 from 2.3 overs), the Blues dismissed the Beavers for 98.