Marist are primed to remain unbeaten when they travel down the Bussell Highway on Saturday afternoon and face Dalyellup Beach. The Blues were awesome during Saturday’s opening round win over bitter BDCA rival Colts, with Brayden Clarke’s run-a-ball 92 punctuating the 137-run win. And with skipper Kyle Davis still to return in the next couple of weeks, there is no reason why the Blues cannot get even better. The Settlers had a tough 92-run away loss against Hay Park in round one, with their endeavour not rewarded on the scoreboard. Despite paceman Zane Verhaaf bowling tight early, gradually the Redbacks got on top, with Nic Rep and Jonah Lincoln putting on a masterful 135-run partnership. Chasing 206 for victory, Dalyellup Beach began steadily, before losing 4-3 in the space of 3.2 overs, which effectively killed off their chances of recording a win. Should the Settlers have to bowl first, they will need to take wickets quickly and control the tempo of play, as Marist’s batting stocks are extremely deep. Aside from Clarke’s ability to keep runs ticking over, Haydn Slodecki has also been in excellent form with the bat, along with Shawn Gillies. The last thing the home side need on Saturday is a hefty score to chase down, as the Blues bowlers do not need many runs to play with, such is their efficiency at scenario-based bowling. Both sides last met in February at Forrest Park, with the Blues rallying late to secure a one-wicket win after being set 159.