South West Twenty20 climaxes
A hectic start to 2017 for the Bunbury and Districts Cricket Association comes to a climax this weekend with a massive set of fixtures to entertain local followers.
First on Saturday comes the one-day competition, before the six hitters and wicket takers entertain in the Twenty20 finals on Sunday.
In the 50-over game, league leader Colts are coming off a big victory over Dalyellup Beach, while their dominant rivals, Eaton, recorded a solid win against Hay Park.
Marist have also put themselves back into finals contention with a terrific victory against fellow top-four hopefuls, Leschenault.
Should big gun Reece O’Connell continue last week’s man-of-the-match performance and the likes Chris Laker and Corey Fitt chip in with handy performances, Marist could inflict Hay Park a second-straight loss on Sunday, in what is expected to be the match of the round at Forrest Park.
But Sunday is when the explosive action begins, with the finals of the Twenty20 competition across Bunbury.
But such is the way cricket goes, neither Eaton or Colts finished top of the Twenty20 competition despite their one-day dominance.
Hay Park have fallen by the wayside after a massive Twenty20 campaign, which had them finish first on the ladder.
On Sunday, former captain Jono Whitney and coach Chris Waddingham together with Kris Miller, Mark Steven and their host of talented youngsters, will go into their clash with Dalyellup Beach full of confidence and ready to defend their Twenty20 title.
The action continues at the Recreation Ground, when Eaton and Colts play in the other big semi-final.
Colts skipper Cruize Ciallella and the prolific Murray Goodwin are back and looking to push their side into yet another final.
Spearheaded by bowlers Josh Topliss, Joe Barningham, Ethan Kelly and Jake Boyle, Colts are threatening.
Five points separate Colts and Eaton at the top of the one day ladder, but the Twenty20 format tends to throw up some surprise results.
The final will be at 3pm, with a venue to be given to the winning team who is the highest position on the ladder.
Colts v Eaton (Recreation Ground)
Hay Park v Dalyellup Beach (Hay Park)
Winner 1 v Winner 2 (Venue TBA)
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