In­vi­ta­tional XI too strong for BDCA

Great Southern Herald - - Sport - Michael Traill and Mitch Woodcock

The WA In­vi­ta­tional XI have cre­ated his­tory by up­set­ting the Bun­bury & Dis­tricts Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion in the fi­nal of the re­vived Coun­try Cup at the WACA on Sun­day.

The Up­per Great South­ern was well rep­re­sented, with Wil­liams’ Rod­ney Ford, Towns’ Per­rin Quar­ter­maine and Har­ri­smith’s Ar­ron Quar­ter­maine all earn­ing them­selves se­lec­tion for the de­cider in Perth.

Per­rin Quar­ter­maine opened the bat­ting with the team’s cap­tain Tim Hutchi­son, and made a quick 37 runs to lay the foun­da­tion of the In­vi­ta­tional XI’s in­nings.

North Kal­go­or­lie’s Be­van Ben­nell (0) and Rock­ing­ham Man­durah’s Aaron Bur­rage (7) both fell quickly af­ter Per­rin Quar­ter­maine’s dis­missal, leav­ing the In­vi­ta­tional XI in trou­ble.

How­ever, as Ford came to the crease with Hutchi­son still there, the pair posted a dam­ag­ing 107-run part­ner­ship be­fore Ford was dis­missed for 47.

Hutchi­son went on to make 107, while Ar­ron Quar­ter­maine left the ground un­beaten on eight runs as the In­vi­ta­tional XI posted 6-250 from their 50 overs.

The BDCA got off to a flier in their run chase, with Reece O’Con­nell and Jono Whit­ney play­ing with con­fi­dence.

But Hutchi­son’s de­ci­sion to open with left-arm spin­ner Daniel Abel paid div­i­dends, when he bowled O’Con­nell for just eight.

Young fast bowler Adam France was caus­ing some trou­ble and he was re­warded when he bowled Whit­ney for just 17, af­ter the bats­man mist­imed a straight drive.

France then got the big wicket of for­mer Western War­rior and Zim­babwe Test bast­man Mur­ray Good­win (10), who knicked one through to the keeper, be­fore Tom Buchanan (3) was sub­jected to a sim­i­lar fate.

Chris Mar­row did his best to get the BDCA over the line with 65 runs from 69 balls be­fore he was run out try­ing to get a sec­ond run af­ter a shot to deep mid­wicket.

Mar­row and Rod­ney Shemeld put on a 54-run part­ner­ship for the fifth wicket, be­fore Hutchi­son (3-51 off 10 overs) bowled Shemeld for just 17.

Hutchi­son con­tin­ued to tor­ment the BDCA, tak­ing the wicket of Clint Hew­son (9) and Cruize Cial­lella (20).

A late fight back from Joe Barn­ing­ham (30) could not stop the WA In­vi­ta­tional XI from get­ting the win.

Pic­tures: Mitchell Woodcock

WA In­vi­ta­tional XI cap­tain Tim Hutchi­son cuts.

WA In­vi­ta­tional XI fast bowler Adam France suc­cess­fully ap­peals.

WA In­vi­ta­tional XI open­ing bats­man Per­rin Quar­ter­maine edges one to fine leg.

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