Forestry too strong in first home victory
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.
Forestry’s Kallan Fall made 12 runs which included two fours.
Daniel Ward from Forestry made 21 runs before being dismissed.