Ciallella puts on all-round show in Colts’ victory

George GoodwinSouth Western Times

Colts push for another championship got a boost when they defeated Hay Park by 54 runs at Hay Park on Saturday.

After winning the toss and electing to bat, Colts were struggling early when Connor Ipsen (0) hauled out to Michael Tassone off the bowling of Jack Charters (2-56 off 10 overs).

Charters then gave Hay Park more to celebrate when he had Tim Raglan (7) caught by Kris Miller before Jono Whitney (1-21 off 10 overs) had Murray Goodwin (1) trapped lbw.

Reon Tither (3-31 off 9.3 overs) dismissed Joe Barningham (19) to leave Colts reeling at 4/39.

This brought James Anderson (47) and captain Cruize Ciallella (69) to the crease and the pair put on a match-saving 85-run partnership. Charlie Home (1-36 off 10 overs) eventually broke the partnership when Whitney caught Anderson, but Blaze Rosinski (25) continued the momentum before he was run-out by Sean Bulman.

Tither then bowled Ciallella and Hay Park quickly cleaned up the tail, taking the final five wickets for just 22 runs.

But Colts had still posted 203 from 49.3 overs and on a good deck it looked like a winning score.

Charlie Home (8) and Jono Miller (21) gave the Redbacks a solid start before Jake Boyle (1-18 off 10 overs) had the former caught behind.

Punya Bahl was then dismissed lbw by Ipsen for just two runs, giving Colts some life.

The introduction of Ethan Kelly (3-20 off six overs) turned the tide of the match again as he dismissed both Michael Tassone (18) and Whitney (0) in the space of five balls.

Jono Miller’s 73-ball stand was then ended by Ciallella, who cleaned up his stumps.

Ciallella then continued his all-round performance, taking the wickets of Reon Tither (0) and Bulman (4) to finished with 3-10 off nine overs.

Charters was run out for a duck and Hay Park looked like they were going to be dismissed shortly at 9/106.

A 43-run stand for the 10th wicket between Tom Scott (37) and Dylan Gordon (19 not out) put some respectability to the scoreline before Scott was bowled by Goodwin, finishing the innings at 149 in the 49th over.

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