BDCA White prove too good
The Arthur Marshall Cup will stay in the South West after the Bunbury and District Cricket Association’s White team won the WA Country Masters Cricket Carnival at the weekend.
Three sides from the BDCA, as well as a side from Harvey-Leschenault and Donnybrook-Capel represented the South West in the 12-team Twenty20 competition, which is held annually in the South West.
But the win did not come easy for the undefeated BDCA White, who won on Net Run Rate from Busselton-Margaret River Cricket Association, who also won all five of their games.
The three-day carnival went from Thursday to Sunday, with games held in Bunbury, Capel, Leschenault and Donnybrook.
BDCA White started their week with a derby victory over the BDCA Blue by seven wickets, chasing down the competitive total of 150 with an over to spare.
That afternoon it was a case of deja vu, when BDCA White again chased down 150 with an over to spare and with seven wickets in hand, this time against Donnybrook-Capel.
Stalwart Ross Wintle led White to their third win of the carnival on Saturday morning, chasing down Harvey-Leschenault’s total of 112 with a ball to spare. They backed this up with a dominant win against Fortescue Cricket Association, dismissing their opposition for just 86 runs, before chasing it down with nine wickets in hand.
BDCA White then finished the carnival on Sunday with another nine-wicket victory, holding the Northam Cricket Association to just 7/90 off their 20 overs, before chasing it down in the 10th over.
Donnybrook-Capel finished third with four wins from their campaign, Harvey-Leschenault (3-2) ended in fifth, while BDCA Blues finished ninth and BDCA Red were last after going winless across the three days.
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