Leschenault stuns Colts

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Mitchell WoodcockSouth Western Times

Leschenault kept their finals hopes alive with a six-wicket victory over Colts at the Bunbury Recreation Ground on Saturday.

Colts’ stand-in captain Murray Goodwin chose to bat after winning the toss, but regular wickets by the Green Caps restricted the home side to 9-163 from their 50 overs.

Brody D’Agostino (4-21 off 10 overs) got the first wicket when he had Connor Ipsen (5) caught by Kurt D’Agostino. Jayden Goodwin (7) was the next to go when James Letchford (2-21 off 10 overs) had him caught behind.

Colts were in trouble at 3-21 when Lee Sorfleet (4) was Brody D’Agostino’s second victim, before Murray Goodwin (55) and Jordan Stynes (19) settled the innings.

Michael Newman (1-20) broke the partnership when he had Stynes trapped lbw, but Blaze Rosinski (15) held firm to help stabilise the innings. Brody D’Agostino though came back and grabbed his third wicket when he had Rosinski caught, starting a collapse for Colts, who lost four wickets for 10 runs.

D’Agostino got his fourth wicket when he had Mitch Fraser (5) caught behind, before Letchford removed Goodwin and Ethan Kelly (0). A quick 29 runs off 21 balls from Josh Topliss helped Colts post a competitive total.

Ipsen (1-19 off seven overs) got Colts off to a good start with the ball when he had stand-in captain Matt Buchanan (3) out thanks to a good lbw shout. Lachlan Golding (17) was then caught by wicketkeeper Stynes off the bowling of Kelly (1-30 off four overs), giving Colts a glimmer of hope for victory.

But a 104-run partnership between Kurt D’Agostino (55 not out) and Jarrad Quinn (58) put Leschenault firmly in control.

Late wickets to Jake Boyle (1-19 off seven overs) and Rosinski (1-33 off 4.4 overs) were not enough to stop Leschenault who passed the total in the 43rd over.

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