Fitt stars for Blues
Marist have almost secured a spot in the finals after a tight three-wicket victory over Dalyellup Beach at Forrest Park North on Saturday.
Blues all-rounder Corey Fitt starred for his side, taking 2-7 with his leg spinners, while top scoring with 32 in the Blues’ successful chase of 137.
Batting first after winning the toss, Dalyellup Beach lost openers Ben Lagana and Tim Cooper to Matt Anderson and Chris Laker for just the four runs between them before Paul Jones (23) and Scott Harber (27) made brief cameos and were the only batsmen to pass 20 runs.
The accuracy of Anderson (3-25 off 10 overs) and Alan Utterson (3-37 off nine overs) was too much for the Settlers who struggled to a modest total of 137 off 43 overs.
Laker (1-20 off eight overs), Corey Fitt and Reece O’Connell (1-25 off 10 overs) also helped out with the ball, leaving what looked like an easy run chase for the home side.
The Blues top order of Fitt, O’Connell and Englishman Tyler Mcgladdery made a solid start to have Marist 3/76.
But ducks to Lee Sorfleet and Laker caused a mini-middle order collapse of three wickets for no runs.
Brayden Clarke joined Anderson in a 46-run stand to take the Blues within 10 runs of victory.
The win came in the 36th when Miles Rajander had his moment in the sun, belting Ben Cooper past mid-on for four to bring up the victory.
The win propelled the Blues into third spot and put the competition on notice ahead of the upcoming finals series.
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