Exciting clash for top performers

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Marist continued its incredible start to the season on Saturday against Colts.
Camera IconMarist continued its incredible start to the season on Saturday against Colts. Credit: Justin Fris

Action in the Bunbury and Districts Cricket Association reverts to 50-over cricket this weekend, with Leschenault hosting Marist in a mouthwatering clash at Leschenault Recreation Reserve on Saturday.

Both sides have been in tremendous form so far this season and will eye this result as an opportunity to send a strong message to their rivals.

Despite the uncompromising heat, the Blues sizzled against reigning premiers Colts in Saturday’s T20 encounter.

With exceptional bowling from Dan Lomax and Michael Webb making a statement during the opening overs, the Blues held Colts to a meagre 8-102.

In response, they managed to run down the tally with minimal fuss and have opened up a six point gap on the T20 points table.

However this Saturday the Blues will have to be at the top of their game, as the Green Caps have been impressive wielding the willow.

Openers Kurt D’Agostino and Matt Fink have been able to lay solid foundations at the top of the order, which has allowed players such as Tom Buchanan and Justin Woods to freely get amongst the runs.

With an opportunity to build further momentum, the Green Caps will be determined to not let this chance slip.

At the Bunbury Recreation Ground, Colts host Eaton, in a match which both sides cannot afford to drop.

Prior to the start of the campaign, many predicted this grand final replay would have been the major storyline of the round.

But with the Beavers suffering a recent case of the jitters and Colts missing several players, both sides have yet to fully hit their strides in the longer form of the game.

A silver lining for Eaton however is several household names are on the cusp of returning.

Steven Barron, Scott Tynan, James Hillery and Clayton Caltsounis all played second grade on Saturday against Harvey-Benger and got through unscathed.

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