Vic­tory for Don­ny­brook

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - SPORT - Haydn Jones

Don­ny­brook de­feated Har­vey Benger Cricket Club’s sec­ond­grade side by 81 runs on Satur­day at Egan Park.

The home side elected to bat first and the vis­i­tors were im­me­di­ately on the back foot, with 18 runs com­ing off the first over. Har­vey Benger strug­gled against the big hit­ting from Don­ny­brook’s Mark Manea, who scored 82 off 43 balls be­fore be­ing caught by Alex Ver­rall off the bowl­ing of Zak Ital­iano in the 15th over.

Sens­ing they needed to turn the tide, a change to spin helped slow the run rate slightly but Don­ny­brook still amassed 276 off their 45 overs.

Best per­form­ing bowlers for the vis­i­tors were Scott Fowler (2/34 off nine overs) and Francois Roelofsz (2/45 off nine overs).

In re­ply, Har­vey Benger started well, but lost An­ton Fim­mano for 20 off the bowl­ing of Mitchell Cloth­ier.

Cloth­ier pro­ceeded to dis- miss Alex Ver­rall (29) and Har­ley Ital­iano (1) to leave the vis­i­tors strug­gling at 3/58.

A mid­dle order 70-run part­ner­ship be­tween Scott Fowler (46 off 71 balls) and Joseph Ver­saci (46 off 36 balls) helped Har­vey Benger re­gain some mo­men­tum be­fore a late-order col­lapse of 5/22 ended their in­nings on 195.

Har­vey Benger's An­ton Fim­mano faces bowler Stu­art Clarke last sea­son.

Har­vey Benger cap­tain Scott Fowler cel­e­brates a cen­tury back in Fe­bru­ary.

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