Peel win hits Bunbury for six

Mitchell WoodcockSouth Western Times

The Bunbury and Districts Cricket Association had a mixed start to the week at the CSBP Country Cricket Championships in Perth.

After a win in the first round on Sunday, the BDCA A-Grade side easily accounted for the West Pilbara Cricket Association by 110 runs.

Wicketkeeper Brendan Jones was the star of the show, scoring a superb 118 at first drop, leading the BDCA side to a competitive 7/272.

Jones was backed up well by opener Kris Miller who scored a handy 53, with a number of cameos in the middle order.

A superb spell by Clayton Caltsounis (3-7 off four overs) ensured that West Pilbara were restricted to 7/162 off the 60 overs.

But on Tuesday the BDCA could not back up the performance, suffering a 119-run loss to the Peel Cricket Association.

Peel captain Josh Petersen (63 runs) and Dylan Smith (57) top scored for Peel, leading their side to 9/251 off their 60 overs.

Bunbury never got going, with James Hillery (31) top scoring as the BDCA was dismissed for just 132 in 43.1 overs.

Meanwhile, Albany Cricket Association ended Harvey-Leschenault’s unbeaten start to the championships.

Harvey-Leschenault started its campaign with dominant victories against Kalgoorlie-Boulder and Great Southern, but were unable to claim the treble against the Albany outfit.

After losing the toss and being told to bowl, Harvey-Leschenault pace duo Brody D’Agostino and Cameron Sloan had Albany floundering at 3/35.

However, batsmen Shayne Wornes (44) and Nathan Crudeli (64) combined for an 84-run fourth wicket stand to lift the total to 7/271 after 60 overs. Harvey-Leschenault were unable to get any momentum in the chase, being dismissed for 166 in the 51st over.

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