Colts rub in ‘4 from 4’

South Western Times - - Sport -

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.

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