Masters cricketers in full swing in lead up to champs

Mitchell WoodcockSouth Western Times
Colts Tony Ciallella sends down a delivery.
Camera IconColts Tony Ciallella sends down a delivery. Credit: Mitchell Woodcock / South Western Times

Preparations for the national over 50 and over 60 championships were in full swing with two scratch matches held at Forrest Park on Sunday.

A Perth combined side took on a side from Bunbury’s Colts Cricket Club on the West pitch, while the Country All-Stars played Busselton on the East.

Busselton batted first and was all out for 166 after 40 overs with Jeff Cook (27 runs) and Noel Elliot (24) top scoring.

Paul Walker took three wickets for the All-Stars, while Rob Sims (2-13) and David Wells (2-15) also contributed.

The Country All-Stars chased down the total with three wickets in hand thanks to Jamie Robertson (32 not out), Rob Gray (32 not out) and Peter Back (30 not out), while Stuart Price bowled well to take 3-24.

In the other game, Colts defeated the Perth Combined side after successfully chasing down Perth’s total of 154.

Perth batted first, with Greg Elliot (29 not out) top scoring, while Tony Ciallella took 2-26, including a fantastic caught and bowled.

In reply Colts made 161, with Karl Clark belting 54 to lead them to victory.

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