Teenager Goodwin leads Colts to win
A sensational century from teenage star batsman Jayden Goodwin led Colts to a massive 150-run win over Dalyellup Beach in the first semi-final at Dalyellup College on Saturday.
Goodwin scored his first A-Grade century when he hit 138 from 147 balls, including 15 boundaries, to lead Colts to 3-339 from their 50 overs.
On a flat pitch, Colts chose to bowl and Dylan Bairstow (33) and Goodwin got their side off to a good start with a 69-run stand.
This was broken when Liam Renton (2-65 off 10 overs) had Bairstow caught behind.
James Anderson (71) and Goodwin then belted Dalyellup’s bowlers to all parts of the ground, sharing a 126-run partnership to give their side complete control.
Peter Grygorcewicz (1-42 off 10 overs) bowled Anderson to give Dalyellup some hope, but this just brought Murray Goodwin to the crease.
The former Test batsman scored 46 runs off just 25 balls and was set for a big score, before he was caught off the bowling of Renton.
Colts captain Cruize Ciallella (32 not out) and Jayden Goodwin then finished the innings off with some quick running and lusty blows, leading them to a massive total.
Dalyellup were going to have to throw caution to the wind if they were to win, but were instantly on the back foot when Scott Harber (2) was dismissed by Josh Topliss (3-34 off seven overs).
Connor Ipsen (2-23 off seven overs) then got the wickets of Daniel Lomax (4) and Corey Fagan (21), leaving Dalyellup’s top order in tatters.
Topliss bowled the in-form Rodney Shemeld for just nine runs, before shattering the stumps of Dalyellup skipper Paul Jones for one run.
At 5-57 Dalyellup never looked likely to reach the total, but their middle order and tail put up a brave performance.
Steve Denison (28) looked solid before he was sent pack to the pavilion by Jake Boyle (1-15 off seven overs), while Dillen Watson (26) and Liam Renton (20) were both dismissed by Joe Barningham (3-10 off 3.2 overs).
Mitchell Boyle scored an unbeaten 60 to make sure Dalyellup reached a respectable total, but Ryan Smoker (3) and Grygorcewicz (0) were out cheaply, with the home side falling for just 189 in the 42nd over.
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