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Caltsounis saves Eaton’s day

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Clayton Caltsounis.
Camera IconClayton Caltsounis. Credit: Mitchell Woodcock

Eaton continued their dominant start to the one-day season with a 30-run win over Dalyellup Beach at the Eaton Sports Ground on Saturday.

The Beavers’ powerful batting line-up was well contained by the Settlers, posting just 194 from 46.1 overs after electing to bat.

Liam Renton (2-53 off 10 overs) and Rodney Shemeld (3-54 off 10 overs) took early wickets, with Matt Davies (14), Matt Foreman (2), James Hillery (35) and Clint Hewson (13) all being dismissed before the Beavers had reached 100.

The returning Stuart Clark (1) was then dismissed by Corey Fagan (2-17 off seven overs), who had Troy Lewis (14) caught, leaving Eaton at 7/106.

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All-rounder Clayton Caltsounis changed the game though, taking a liking to Dalyellup’s bowlers to smash nine fours and five sixes on his way to 79 runs from 66 deliveries.

Eaton swing bowler Steve Barron (3-30 off 10 overs) got the Beavers off to a perfect start when he bowled the in-form Shemeld for just one run, before doing the same to fellow opener Fagan for 18.

Justin Woods (54) and captain Paul Jones (8) put on a 40-run partnership, before Hewson (3-25 off 3.4 overs) trapped the latter lbw.

Scott Harber (16) tried to help create a partnership with Woods, before the in-form Caltsounis (2-5 off six overs) had him caught, leading to a collapse, as Dalyellup lost four wickets for just 12 runs.

Renton (19) and Dan Lomax (26) tried to resurrect the innings, but they were all out in the 45th over.

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