Bridgetown defeat Boyup Brook in hotly contested cricket semifinal

Darcy WalshManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Bridgetown celebrate another Boyup Brook wicket.
Camera IconBridgetown celebrate another Boyup Brook wicket. Credit: Ben Loughran

Bridgetown Cricket Club had an easy day at the office on Saturday defeating Boyup Brook by six wickets in their semifinal clash at Bridgetown Oval.

Boyup Brook won the toss and elected to bat. After an even fight early Braydon Ridley threatened to break the game open before he was caught and bowled by Bridgetown’s Hugh Mitchell for 28.

The visitors continued to bat in partnerships and were well poised to post a strong total at two for 77 off 23 overs before the crucial wickets of Timothy Mead (21) and Tristan Mead (27) gave the momentum back to Bridgetown.

Jacob Maw (15) and Scott Tweedie (10) gave Boyup Brook some resistance but they lost their last four wickets for 0 runs and were bowled out for 129 in the 40th over.

Bridgetown’s Darcy Walsh and Shane Glancy finished with the best bowling figures of 4-14 and 3-26, respectively.

Bridgetown’s Mitchell (12) and James Mcalinden (19) moved the hosts to a respectable start at 2-40 chasing the small target.

From there Brendon White (64no) and Mitchell Clothier (17) controlled the game for the hosts and steered Bridgetown to 4-129.

Cameron Marsh finished the day with Boyup Brook’s best bowling figures of 2-11.

Bridgetown’s victory took them into the preliminary final against Manjimup where they soundly won and secured a spot in the grand final against Forestry.

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