Marrow belts big century

George GoodwinSouth Western Times
Corey Fitt belted a quick 24 runs off 17 balls before being bowled by Liam Renton.
Camera IconCorey Fitt belted a quick 24 runs off 17 balls before being bowled by Liam Renton. Credit: South Western Times

Eaton’s English import Chris Marrow ensured the Beavers returned to the winner’s list, belting an unbeaten 129 to lead his side to a convincing 109-run win over Dalyellup Beach at the Eaton Sports Ground on Saturday.

After winning the toss and electing to bat, the Beavers got off to a fast start, with opener Corey Fitt belting 24 runs off 17 balls before he was bowled by Liam Renton (1-48 off 10 overs).

This brought Marrow to the crease, who shared a 120-run stand with Ricky Marsh (54) and set Eaton on their way to a big score.

Some handy glovework by Dalyellup captain Paul Jones sent Marsh back to the sheds, but James Hillery (67) kept the momentum going for the Beavers, with Hillery and Marrow sharing a 140 run stand which ended on the final ball of the innings.

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Eaton were in the prime seat, having set Dalyellup 289 for victory and it did not take long for them to get an advantage, with Steve Barron (2-30 off seven overs) bowling Corey Fagan for a second ball duck.

Opener Justin Woods fought hard for 77, but did not have enough help as Dalyellup were bowled for just 179.

Hay Park ensured Marist were still winless to start the season, with a strong performance from young all-rounder Graham Yates helping the Redbacks to a 28-run win at Forrest Park North.

Yates scored 48 opening the batting and worked hard with Steve Florance (59 not out) to help the Redbacks to a solid score of 9-165 from 50 overs.

Marist’s run-chase got off to a horrid start when Ben Clarke was out for a duck, with regular wickets falling throughout the innings.

Brayden Clarke fought hard for 50 from 68 balls, but Yates was bowling too well, taking 5-22 from 10 overs.

Colts kept themselves within range of the top two thanks to a 38-run win over Leschenault at the Bunbury Recreation Ground.

Green Caps’ opening bowler Brody D’Agostino ripped through Colts’ top order, taking 4-24.

A handy 22 from Joe Barningham was all that kept Colts from being bowled out for under 100, with the team all out for 114 in the 44th over. Despite being in a great position, Colts were not about to let a win slip by and decimated the Green Caps’ batting line-up, dismissing them for just 76.

Tim Dyer top scored with 24.

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