Strong start to cap­taincy stint

South Western Times - - Sport -

Bun­bury crick­et­ing whiz-kid Jay­den Good­win has started his stint as cap­tain of the State Un­der-17 squad with a solid cou­ple of half-cen­turies at the 2018 un­der-17 male na­tional cham­pi­onships.

On the open­ing day of the na­tion­als in Mackay, Queens­land, Good­win held the bat­ting to­gether, car­ry­ing his bat with a solid, un­de­feated 76 to spear­head his team’s vic­tory over South Aus­tralia on Mon­day.

Win­ning the toss and field­ing first, WA’s mid­dle or­der crashed to 6-89 be­fore Harry Zim­mer­man joined his skip­per in a match­win­ning, un­de­feated 87-run stand. Day two was not so kind to WA, who in the chase for Tas­ma­nia’s 227, fell 18 runs short.

Good­win took two wick­ets with his leg spin­ners to help dis­miss Tas­ma­nia for 227 and then set his team up with a sound 114 open­ing stand with Ethan Chivers.

But with their skip­per’s demise, the rot set in and WA lost their en­tire bat­ting list for 95 to 209 all out.

Yes­ter­day was a rest day, with hos­til­i­ties re­sum­ing to­day against ACT/NSW Coun­try.

Kevin Hoskins

Ron West­wood

Rod Baker

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