BDCA in must win clash

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Bunbury and Districts Cricket Assocation fast bowler Connor Ipsen sends down a delivery against Upper Great Southern.
Camera IconBunbury and Districts Cricket Assocation fast bowler Connor Ipsen sends down a delivery against Upper Great Southern. Credit: Michael Wilson/The West Australian.

The Bunbury and Districts Cricket Association’s A-Section Country Week team faces a must win clash against Busselton-Margaret River today to keep their semi-finals hopes alive.

The BDCA have won win from just two games after losing by 55 runs yesterday to Upper Great Southern.

Batting first, Upper Great Southern posted a competitive total of 7-195 from their 60 overs thanks to excellent knocks from captain Kalan Joyce (58) and Aaron Quartermaine (68).

The pair shared an 81-run partnership which gave their side control, before the introduction of Dalyellup Beach pace bowler Liam Renton (3-45 off nine overs) put the BDCA back into the game.

Renton had Joyce caught by wicketkeeper Paul Jones, before bowling Quartermaine later in the innings.

Shaun Bulman (2-46 off 19 overs) was also handy with the ball, dismissing both Tom Blechynden (4) and Rhett Ballard (13).

The BDCA’s chase got off to a good start when openers Vince Poller (21) and Matt Davies (14) shared a 27-run partnership, before Rodney Shemeld (20) produced a quick cameo.

But the BDCA lost seven wickets for just 49 runs, with Kendal Ballard taking 4023 from 10 overs and Brock Francis taking 3-53 from 17 overs.

BDCA captain Clayton Caltsounis tried his best to give his side some hope, scoring 41 runs from 53 ball, but he was the last wicket to fall, with his side bowled out for 140 from 43 overs.

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