Bridgetown are champions

Simon DuncanManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Bridgetown Cricket Club have claimed the trophy for the 2016/17 Warren Blackwood Cricket Association season after their 103-run win over Boyup Brook at Bridgetown Oval on Saturday.
Camera IconBridgetown Cricket Club have claimed the trophy for the 2016/17 Warren Blackwood Cricket Association season after their 103-run win over Boyup Brook at Bridgetown Oval on Saturday. Credit: Tari Jeffers / Manjimup-Bridgetown

Bridgetown Cricket Club are the Warren Blackwood Cricket Association champions for 2016/17 after beating Boyup Brook by 113 runs in the grand final in Bridgetown on Saturday.

The Bulldogs won the toss and batted first and got off to a great start as openers Mitchell Clothier (31) and Darren Tassos (18) put on 55 for the first wicket.

Simon Duncan, of Bridgetown, smacks the ball for a four.
Camera IconSimon Duncan, of Bridgetown, smacks the ball for a four. Credit: Tari Jeffers

Boyup hit back with three quick wickets that left the score at 3/62 after 16 overs.

Shane Glancy (34) and Simon Duncan (38) then steadied the home side with an 81-run partnership for the fourth wicket.

Bridgetown captain Shane Glancy made a total of 34 runs in the grand final.
Camera IconBridgetown captain Shane Glancy made a total of 34 runs in the grand final. Credit: Tari Jeffers

However, when the pair were both dismissed in the same over, Boyup were again back in the game at 5/143 after 35 overs.

Tom Sherwell batted beautifully stroking 5 fours as he top-scored for the home side with 43 as Bridgetown finished on 9/203 from its 45 overs. Daniel Hopkins claimed 2-28 while Jacob Maw took 2-33 and Ty Bancroft 2-48.

Boyup Brook's Rhien Lloyd bowls to Bridgetown.
Camera IconBoyup Brook's Rhien Lloyd bowls to Bridgetown. Credit: Tari Jeffers

In reply, Boyup were in early trouble when Scott Tweedie was bowled by Mitchell Clothier for a duck. Boyup steadied through Leigh Clark (14) and Jakob Marsh (12) as the pair added 25 for the second wicket but when they were both dismissed Boyup were faltering at 3/32.

Clothier returned to the attack and dismissed danger man Tristan Mead for seven and then knocked over Brendon Mead for two which left Boyup’s innings in tatters at 5/48.

Ty Bancroft, of Boyup Brook, took 2-48.
Camera IconTy Bancroft, of Boyup Brook, took 2-48. Credit: Tari Jeffers

The competition’s fastest bowler claimed 3-27 in a man of the match performance and put Boyup on the back foot with his controlled aggression.

Ben Mead top-scored for the visitors with 15 as Boyup were bowled out for 90 in 32 overs.

Jacob Maw, of Boyup Brook, bowled 2-33 at the weekend.
Camera IconJacob Maw, of Boyup Brook, bowled 2-33 at the weekend. Credit: Tari Jeffers

Robert Brayshaw took career best figures for the club of 4-18 from nine unchanged overs while Duncan claimed 2-16 and Kimberley Gardiner 1-13.

The grand final win is Bridgetown’s second in three seasons after they claimed the flag in the final season of the Donnybrook Blackwood Cricket Association in 2014-15.

Tom Sherwell, of Bridgetown, top scored for the side with 43, including 5 fours, before he was run out.
Camera IconTom Sherwell, of Bridgetown, top scored for the side with 43, including 5 fours, before he was run out. Credit: Tari Jeffers

Seven players in that premiership also featured in the grand final on Saturday.

More pictures from the final

Jakob Marsh, of Boyup Brook, made 12 runs in the final at Bridgetown Oval.
Camera IconJakob Marsh, of Boyup Brook, made 12 runs in the final at Bridgetown Oval. Credit: Tari Jeffers
Leigh Clark, of Boyup Brook, made 14 runs in the grand final.
Camera IconLeigh Clark, of Boyup Brook, made 14 runs in the grand final. Credit: Tari Jeffers
Bridgetown's Robert Brayshaw bowled 4-18, a career highlight for the club.
Camera IconBridgetown's Robert Brayshaw bowled 4-18, a career highlight for the club. Credit: Tari Jeffers
Boyup Brook captain Tristan Mead made seven runs.
Camera IconBoyup Brook captain Tristan Mead made seven runs. Credit: Tari Jeffers
Mitch Clothier took 3-27 in a performance that garnered him the man of the match title.
Camera IconMitch Clothier took 3-27 in a performance that garnered him the man of the match title. Credit: Tari Jeffers

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