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Foresty keep winning streak going after defeating Pemberton on the road

Ben LoughranManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Pemberton's Riley Liddelow made 40 runs before being caught by Josiah Smith.
Camera IconPemberton's Riley Liddelow made 40 runs before being caught by Josiah Smith. Credit: Ben Loughran/Manjimup Bridgetown Times

Pemberton Cricket Club have fallen short to Forestry at home, with the latter winning by two wickets.

Pemberton won the toss and elected to bat.

They were in trouble early with veteran batsman Peter Bamess dismissed for just three runs to the bowling of Daniel Ward (1-25 off nine overs).

This was swiftly folllowed by the dismissal of Nick Mills for a duck by the pick of the Forestry bowlers, young Blake Johnston, who finished with 4-25 off nine overs.

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Riley Liddelow strung together a few small partnerships with Will Grant and John Starkie before being caught at slips off the bowling of Duncan Wells (1-25).

John Starkie was able to lead Pemberton to a total of 157 runs with Forestry’s Kayne Aitken also bowling well, taking 3-22 off his six overs.

Forestry made light work of chasing the small total, with Duncan Wells smashing 63 runs at the top of the order.

Poor bowling and fielding throughout the innings let Pemberton down.

A few cameos along the way from Forestry captain Kallan Fall (26), Josiah Smith (34*) and Braden Gibellini (10) saw Forestry get over the line.

Another youngster, Nick Mills, was the best of the Pemberton bowlers, with 2-22 off his nine overs.

Will Grant and Steve Mills both took two wickets, with Gary Mills and Riley Liddelow also chiming in with a wicket each.

The first game back in the New Year will see some cracking games, with Forestry travelling to Boyup Brook following their four-week break and Pemberton travelling to Bridgetown chasing a win.

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