Beavers are team to beat two months in

George GoodwinSouth Western Times
The Colts will be missing prolific whiz-kid Jayden Goodwin this weekend.
Camera IconThe Colts will be missing prolific whiz-kid Jayden Goodwin this weekend.

It is two months into the Bunbury and Districts Cricket Association season and still new ground is being broken.

The fixtures for this weekend line up the start of the second round with Eaton against Marist, Dalyellup Beach against Colts and Leschenault against Hay Park, but with the first round of the season rained off the teams have yet to meet each other.

The Eaton Beavers have established themselves as the team to beat, storming out in front, making up for their shock Twenty-20 loss to Leschenault with a huge 151 run victory over Dalyellup Beach last Saturday.

Second to the Beavers are Colts, losing just one match to their 2017 grand final foes but with their star-studded list reaping them several bonus points, some gleaned last week from their handsome 4-288 against Dalyellup Beach.

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Marist’s batting has been brittle this season and with the likes of Beavers president Steve Barron, burley Clayton Caltsounis and Clint Hewson backed by spinners Mat Foremen and James Hillery, Reece O’Connell’s Blues will need to improve on their string of small scores with Brayden Clarke’s half century the only shining light in last week’s debacle.

Like the Blues, Colts have struggled with some low scores of late but with their healthy bowling attack have managed to keep raking in the points.

This week the Colts will be missing prolific whiz-kid Jayden Goodwin to the National Under-19 titles in Adelaide but Murray Goodwin will be determined to atone for a couple of modest shows of late.

Last week Colts defeated Leschenault in a low scoring affair but with Captain Cruize Ciallella and Joe Barningham showing great form with the ball following seamers Josh Topliss, Jake Boyle, Connor Ipsen and Ethan Kelly, Dalyellup Beach will need more than the solitary half century put up by Justin Woods to hang their hat on.

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