Marist’s perfect start to season comes to an end

George GoodwinSouth Western Times

Marist suffered their first loss of 2018 after Colts claimed a nine-wicket win at Forrest Park North on Saturday.

The Blues were bowled out for just 115 runs after being sent into bat, with Colts chasing it down in less than 23 overs.

Powerful pacebowler Josh Topliss (3-26 off 9.4 overs) gave Colts the perfect start when he had Sam Roots (2) edging to wicketkeeper Jordan Stynes.

Connor Ipsen (2-26 off seven overs) then got the two key wickets of Kyle Davis (5) and Reece O’Connell (2).

Minus Corey Fitt and Adam Spinelli, Marist’s battling line-up looked less threatening than usual and Colts tore through them with ease.

Harry Creasey (24) put up some fight, but Joe Barningham (2-8 off eight overs) sent him back to the sheds, before he dismissed Brayden Clarke (10).

Strathan Papandroulakis (15) battled hard, but Jake Boyle (2-24 off 10 overs) ended his stay, before dismissing Josh Seale shortly after for just six runs to leave Marist in trouble.

Josh Vague (22) survived 66 deliveries, but the lower order tumbled quickly, with Topliss returning to the attack to get the wickets of Vague and Ben Shipley (2).

Jaysen Miguel (46 not out) and Jayden Goodwin (16) took the game away from Marist early, sharing a 57-run partnership before Creasey (1-19 off three overs) got Marist’s lone wicket.

Miguel and James Anderson (40 not out) finished the innings relatively quickly, getting the runs in the 23rd over.

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