Clubs aim to take their re­venge

South Western Times - - Classifieds - Ge­orge Good­win

All Bun­bury and Dis­tricts Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion clubs play their last full 50-over fix­ture be­fore the fes­tive sea­son on Satur­day.

It is a par­tic­u­larly sig­nif­i­cant week­end for Marist, Da­lyellup Beach and Hay Park, who all hope to get re­venge for ear­lier de­feats.

Ar­guably, the Red­backs have the tough­est as­sign­ment of the trio.

Sit­ting pretty on top of the Bun­bury and Dis­tricts Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion points ta­ble are Eaton Beavers, who take on the Red­backs at Hay Park for the sec­ond time this sea­son.

The Beavers have been busy of late, with im­port Chris Mar­row warm­ing to his task with a fine cen­tury a cou­ple of weeks ago.

He holds a healthy av­er­age of 110 and skip­per Clint Hew­son has also re­gained his touch. Throw Corey Fitt, Ricky Marsh, Mat Fore­man, James Hillery and Jake Rudd into the mix and it ap­pears a tall or­der for the Red­backs bowlers.

The Red­backs were rolled for 69 last time they met the Beavers, but they do have ace opener Jono Whit­ney, Fraser Thomp­son and ris­ing stars Gra­ham Yates and Michael Tas­sone to back up re­ju­ve­nated bowlers Grant Mil­banke, Reon Tither, Thomp­son and Shaun Bul­man. Reign­ing pre­miers Colts, sec­ond to Eaton, take on Marist, who are strug­gling at the foot of the ta­ble with only one win.

Colts’ much-vaunted top or­der have strug­gled lately and will be with­out teenager Jay­den Good­win, who scored 64 last time the two met.

Pres­sure will be on the bats­men to play them­selves in and build a de­fend­able tar­get against an op­po­si­tion des­per­ate for vic­tory.

In the re­main­ing game of the round, Leschenault host Da­lyellup Beach.

The Green Caps, who lost their first two matches of the sea­son, have steadily climbed up the lad­der.

Last time they met, the Green Caps scored 5-284 and kept the Beach Boys to 221 at Da­lyellup Col­lege Oval.

Con­sid­er­ing their re­cent form, they will en­ter Satur­day’s match as favourites.

Pic­ture: Richard Hath­away

Jamie Maiolo, fea­ture win­ner Brad Maiolo and Mitchell Wor­mall lap-up post-race cel­e­bra­tions along­side Aaron Tru­man from Auto One Bun­bury.

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