Forestry too strong in first home vic­tory

Manjimup-Bridgetown Times - - Sport -

In their first game for the 2018-19 War­ren-Black­wood Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion sea­son, Forestry de­feated Boyup Brook in a home game on Sun­day.

Boyup Brook won the toss and elected to bat in over­cast con­di­tions and looked to have a pa­tient ap­proach.

Jakob Marsh (11) and Steve Wright (13) bat­ted steadily for a 23run part­ner­ship be­fore Forestry’s Reece Ed­wards dis­missed both of them.

Ed­wards was by far Forestry’s best bowler, tak­ing his first fivewicket haul with fig­ures of 5-9 off nine overs, in­clud­ing three maidens.

He bowled in a part­ner­ship with Corey Gi­bellini, who man­aged five maidens and a wicket in his eight overs.

Fa­ther-son com­bi­na­tion of Mat and Jared John­ston fin­ished off the bowl­ing in­nings tidily, how­ever Boyup Brook’s young­sters Zed Clark and Josh Miller bat­ted well in their bid to see the overs out, show­ing poise and pa­tience well be­yond their age.

With the vis­i­tors hav­ing to de­fend a low to­tal of 60, they at­tacked the game look­ing to take early wick­ets.

Kal­lan Fall (12) and Dan Ward (21) set a good open­ing plat­form with Forestry at 2-44 af­ter 14 overs.

Jethro Nam­nik (62) and Kayne Aitken (37) took Forestry over the line, along with Stephen Hill who made a solid 40 in the lat­ter stages of the game.

Boyup Brook cap­tain Ja­cob Maw bowled well, tak­ing 1-25 off nine overs and Steve Wright chimed in with two wick­ets.

The vis­i­tors also had mul­ti­ple young­sters who all bowled well, show­ing good signs for the fu­ture of the club.

Forestry fin­ished their in­nings on 6-225 for a con­vinc­ing vic­tory.

This Satur­day, Boyup Brook travel to Bridgetown while Forestry come up against Man­jimup.

Zed Clark from Boyup Brook takes a swing at the ball dur­ing his team’s in­nings in Man­jimup on Sun­day.

Pic­tures: Holly Thomp­son

Forestry’s Kal­lan Fall made 12 runs which in­cluded two fours.

Daniel Ward from Forestry made 21 runs be­fore be­ing dis­missed.

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