Eaton destined for top spot

George GoodwinSouth Western Times
Hay Park skipper Jono Whitney is one of several players who can help deliver success to his side this weekend.
Camera IconHay Park skipper Jono Whitney is one of several players who can help deliver success to his side this weekend. Credit: Jon Gellweiler

The Bunbury and Districts Cricket Association minor premiership could be wrapped up at the Recreation Ground tomorrow, should ladder leaders Eaton Beavers repeat their recent dominance over Colts.

It is seemingly “mission impossible” for reigning champions Colts, who trail the Beavers by 13 points and would need to win their next three games with Beavers drawing a blank.

The two heavyweights, who were last season’s grand finalists, have played each other twice this season.

With a strong line-up defeating Colts both times, they appear to have their work cut out for them.

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The first game between the two big guns back in November was touted as a revenge mission for Beavers who lost the 2017-2018 grand final.

A determined Beavers spearheaded by committed skipper Clint Hewson’s magnificent 6-11 off seven overs skittled Colts for 66 – their lowest total in years.

The second victory was a thrilling Twenty-20 tussle just before Christmas, with the Beavers again proving too good.

With trio Corey Fitt, Chris Marrow and Clint Hewson all performing well for the BDCA at the 2019 Alcohol Think Again senior country week championships, the Beavers should feel confident that they have the tools for victory.

Another team in the First Grade needing three wins against an opposition’s blank is fourth-placed Hay Park, who trail third-placed Leschenault by three matches.

The Redbacks host Dalyellup Beach this Saturday and while they are still an outside chance of a push up the table, skipper Jono Whitney and talented youngsters Graham Yates, Michael Tassone will need to back Steve Florance, Shaun Bulman, Reon Tither and company in delivering a match-winning performance against the Beach Boys.

Round 15 fixtures (played on Saturday)

12.30pmColts v Eaton at Recreation Ground, Marist v Leschenault at Forrest Park East, Hay Park v Dalyellup Beach at Hay Park No.1.

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