Strong start to captaincy stint
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.