Colts rub in ‘4 from 4’
Ten years ago, Colts Cricket Club players were parading caps proudly emblazoned “4 from 4” — indicating premierships in all four Bunbury and Districts Cricket Association grades across the 2007-08 season. Last weekend, that stark reminder to their opponents appeared in the first round of season 2018-19 with champion Colts collecting “four from four” in a resounding start. But this time there was a defeat — in the new fifth grade, with Colts losing to Dardanup by two wickets. This weekend, the reigning premiers are at home to Hay Park at the Recreation Ground, Eaton entertain Leschenault at Eaton Sports Ground and Marist are hosts to Dalyellup Beach on their pitch at Forrest Park North superbly prepared by life member Glenn Buck. Last week’s round was the second successive set of fixtures disrupted by the weather after the round one washout — though there was solid play all round between showers. Highlights of the round were arguably the high-scoring match between Hay Park and Marist, with the Redbacks getting up by one run. Former BDCA champion, Redbacks skipper Jono Whitney, notched up the highest score of the round with 89. The Blues were then propelled by ace all-rounder Reece O’Connell who scored a half-century and took 5-23 off nine overs — backed by a fine 54 by Brayden Clarke. Across town at Leschenault, Colts rising star Jayden Goodwin excelled with 5-10 off seven overs, as the visitors rolled the Green Caps for 96. In reply, the visitors had no issues in reaching 2-99.
Jono Whitney was in form with a solid 89 last week against Marist.