Boyup have the answers
Tight bowling and precise batting by Boyup Brook’s Charlie Miller and Leigh Clark helped the visitors come away with the win against Manjimup in round six of the Warren Blackwood Cricket Association at Collier Street on Saturday.
Manjimup won the toss and sent the visitors in to bat.
Leigh Ward (4-35) took the key wicket of Tristan Mead with the second delivery of the match to put the home side in a good position.
Ward then removed three more of the top five batsmen to have Boyup struggling at 5-64.
Clark (41) produced a quick and delightful innings to give the visitors runs on the board and was joined by Miller (48 not out), who played a superb innings. Boyup were carried through by this superb innings and even after Clark’s dismissal, Miller got the visitors over the line to finish with a defendable score of 168.
Anthony Femia also put in a good bowling performance, picking up two wickets.
Manjimup’s openers had a task on their hands but Jacob Maw and Mead’s tight bowling at the start had the home side at 2-33.
William Masters (41) and Jozef Parkinson (21) combined for 48 before a mix-up caused Parkinson to be run-out.
With Manjimup’s run rate looking slow, Cameron Harris (19) and Rhett Holwill (20) tried to steady the ship before Mead (5-13) had other ideas. He produced an excellent spell to trigger another Manjimup lower order collapse which saw the team dismissed for 130 and defeat by 38 runs.
Boyup’s Joseph Thompson chimed in with three wickets.
Bridgetown will host Pemberton on Saturday and Northcliffe will host Forestry on Sunday.
Manjimup’s James Millar plays and misses against Boyup Brook.
Boyup Brook’s Tristan Mead, took five wickets on Saturday.
Boyup Brook’s Jacob Maw maintained a good line and length to bowl four maidens.
Will Masters plays a copybook defensive shot for Manjimup.
Josh Coole fires in a return for Boyup Brook.