Leschenault swamps the opposition
The Leschenault Green Caps are on the march, after defeating Dalyellup Beach by 172 runs in their Bunbury and Districts Cricket Association match at Leschenault Oval on Saturday.
Winning five of their past six matches, Tom Buchanan’s men stormed to their biggest victory of the year – scoring 5-274 and sinking the Beach Boys for 102 – which added a valuable bonus point leading up to the festive season.
The bright, sunny day started well for Buchanan, calling correctly at the toss and electing to bat. He then looked on, satisfied as openers Kurt D’Agostino (70) and Tim Dyer (63) gave the Green Caps a healthy start. Buchanan followed with a breezy innings of 32, while Steve Denison (67) slammed five sixes off his former colleagues in the process.
Chasing 273 for victory, disaster struck for Dalyellup Beach early, with classy opener Justin Woods run out by a sharp bit of fielding from Jarrad Quinn. Dan Lomax was swiftly departed for 12 moments later and the visitors were reeling.
Mark Boyle and Corey Fagan fought hard to rectify the early hiccups at the crease, but after a 37-run third wicket stand, Fagan and a watchful Boyle were dismissed by Franklin and Quinn (4-31).
Once the visitors’ rear guard had been dismantled, there was little resistance in the run chase aside from top scorer Dylan Robinson (26).
Heading into the festive season break of the 45-over competition, the Green Caps sit in third place with five wins from eight matches, while Dalyellup Beach are on the bottom with only one win from eight outings.
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