Boyup Brook sets winning total
BOYUP Brook Cricket Club had a stellar start to its 2017/18 Warren Blackwood Cricket Association season with a home win over Northcliffe in a high-scoring game at the weekend.
The home side put on 20 runs before Jakob Marsh was run out by the quick thinking and team work of Peter Beale and Mason Abbott.
First class cricketer Tristan Mead then took to the crease and was immovable for 111 runs, including 10 fours, before he was caught by Stephen Luff.
Jacob Maw and Ty Bancroft followed and also put in strong performances.
Once Bancroft was out with the score at 222, Boyup Brook lost the next batsman on the same score, with the last to go only six runs later for a final score of 228 from 42.4 overs.
Northcliffe bowler Luff put in the strongest performance with 3-24 including two maidens from 6.4 overs.
The visitors’ run chase went along slow and steadily, with impressive performances throughout the batting order.
John Spilsbury was the top scorer with 76 runs, including six fours and four sixes.
Peter Beale (20), Brian McGregor (26), Mason Abbott (24) and David Cronin (23) also put in impressive performances to help get their total close to the target.
Despite the visitors’ efforts, they fell short by 16 runs with 212 from 44.1 overs.
Marsh was the top bowler for his side with 3-47 from eight overs, Maw and Mead also took two wickets a-piece.
This week Bridgetown will host Boyup Brook, Manjimup and Forestry will face off at Collier Street and Pemberton will host Northcliffe, all on Saturday.