Dingup struggles against tight Bridgetown bowling

Simon DuncanManjimup-Bridgetown Times

Bridgetown advanced to the grand final, cruising to a comfortable eight-wicket victory over Dingup in the semi-final of the Warren Blackwood Cricket Association season in Bridgetown on Saturday.

Dingup won the toss and elected to bat first and openers Joe Fontanini (12) and Jason Treasure (27) got the visitors off to a steady start before Fontanini was trapped plumb in front with the score on 23.

Rory Sparks (8) joined Treasure and the pair added a further 20 runs for the second wicket before Treasure departed.

Shane Glancy, of Bridgetown, hits out on his way to 8 not out on Saturday.
Camera IconShane Glancy, of Bridgetown, hits out on his way to 8 not out on Saturday. Credit: Tari Jeffers / Manjimjup-Bridgetown Times

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At drinks, Dingup was 2-50 after 23 overs thanks to some quality line and length bowling from the Bridgetown attack.

After the interval the home side continued to apply the clamps with Ronald Roberts continuing his renaissance and finishing with the superb figures of 3-9 from nine overs which included a miserly six maidens.

Mitchell Clothier was also frugal, coughing up just 1-7 in eight overs while Rob Brayshaw chimed in with 2-5 from five overs with his brand of medium-slow deliveries.

In the end, Dingup were bowled out for 83 in 41 overs as they could not find a way to score freely against the Bulldogs’ bowling line-up.

Chasing the small target, Brayshaw clouted three boundaries before holding out for 13 off the bowling off Clint Zabaznow (1-25) while Matthew Tassos perished for 15 to the bowling of Treasure (1-18) in the chase.

Opener Darren Tassos continued his love affair with red inks finishing on 44 not out and his season run tally has now swelled to 543 runs at an average of 67.8.

Tassos added an unbeaten 32 for the third wicket with Shane Glancy (8 not out) to take the Bulldogs past the target and into their second successive grand final against Forestry at the Bridgetown Cricket Ground.

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