Bridgetown are champions
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Seven players in that premiership also featured in the grand final on Saturday.
More pictures from the final
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