Beavers’ batsmen get the better of the Green Caps

George GoodwinSouth Western Times
Kurt D'Agostino laboured hard during his half century on Saturday.
Camera IconKurt D'Agostino laboured hard during his half century on Saturday. Credit: Harvey-Waroona Reporter, Zach Relph

The powerful Eaton Beavers’ batting card was too much for a gutsy Leschenault Green Caps in their Bunbury and Districts Cricket Association clash at Eaton Oval on Saturday, with the home side cruising to an eight-wicket win.

Given a good start by opener Kurt D’Agostino’s two-hour half-century and Tom Buchanan’s resolute innings of 42, the visitors fought the Beavers all the way in compiling 8-182 off their allocated 45 overs.

In reply, the home side made light work of the chase and reached their target with nine overs to spare.

Green Caps skipper Tom Buchanan won the toss and elected to bat, losing Nathan Douch at 23 before setting up a series of solid stands which gave his side a defendable target.

However, Beavers’ Matthew Foreman had other ideas as he opened the batting and put his head down to score a sound half-century off 68 balls before retiring with an injured arm.

New recruit Corey Fitt showed his all-round prowess, with 79 added to his impressive bowling figures off 2-34.

Backed by Chris Marrow and James Hillery, the visitors flexed their muscles in the closing stages and reaffirmed their claim as one of the teams to beat in 2018-2019.

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