Gallery: Bridgetown go back-to-back
Bridgetown Cricket Club made it back-to-back premiership flags by defeating Forestry by five wickets in the Warren Blackwood Cricket Association grand final in Bridgetown on Saturday.
The victory caps off an unbeaten season for the Bulldogs and is the club’s third premiership in the past four seasons.
Bridgetown’s Mitchell Clothier spearheaded the win, claiming a second consecutive Man of the Match award for the best afield in the season decider.
Clothier uprooted the middle and lower order, claiming a hat-trick in his seventh over en route to figures of 4-31 from nine overs.
The all-rounder also made 26 not out and was at the crease when the winning runs were scored, adding an unbeaten 44 with Simon Duncan (16 not out).
Forestry won the toss and elected to bat first in windy conditions.
Kane Aitken top scored with 41 for the visitors and he added 44 for the third wicket with Dan Ward (32) to help Forestry post 131.
The Bridgetown attack was difficult to score from again as they restricted the scoring rate to under three runs an over.
Robert Brayshaw claimed 2-32, while Shane Glancy (1-8), Kimberley Gardiner (1-17) and Ronald Roberts (1-27) snared a wicket apiece.
Simon Duncan went wicket-less but restricted the scoring with 0-12 from nine overs including five maidens.
In reply to the moderate total Bridgetown stuttered, losing Brayshaw (4) and Matthew Tassos (1) to be 2-17 inside the first eight overs. Glancy top scored with 39 and hit three fours and two sixes while at the crease.
He added a valuable 42 with Darren Tassos (23) while Hugh Mitchell was run out for six.
This left the match in the balance at 5-88 but Duncan and Clothier provided cool heads to seal the victory for Bridgetown in the 32nd over.
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