Beavers topple Redbacks

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Reigning champions Eaton are the only undefeated team left in the Bunbury and Districts Cricket Association after a comprehensive eight-wicket victory over Hay Park on Saturday.

The Beavers chased down the Redbacks’ low total of 100 in 18 overs to claim a double-bonus point win at Hay Park.

Redbacks captain Jono Whitney won the toss and elected to bat on a nice pitch.

But Eaton fast bowler Clayton Caltsounis gave Eaton a great start when he had import Charlie Home caught behind for a duck early in the innings.

Jarred Edwards got two wickets in two balls, having Whitney caught for 20 before dismissing Ashley Sbizzirri trapped lbw for a first-ball duck.

Returning all-rounder Matt Foreman was then brought into the attack and he began running through the Redbacks’, taking 3-4.

Foreman bowled Marty Foster for 23, before Caltsounis removed talented young batsman Michael Tassone for four and James Ewing for a duck.

Foreman finished the innings with two more wickets, with Hay Park failing to post a competitive total, making just 100 from 48.2 overs. Incredibly Eaton bowled 17 maidens for the day, highlighting their fantastic performance.

Matt Davies (43 not out) and Don Seaman (28) got Eaton off to a great start, sharing a 57-run opening partnership, before Home bowled the latter.

Home made it two in two ball, removing Stanley Hunwick for a golden duck, before James Hillery finished the game with an unbeaten 22 off just 17 balls.

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