Manjimup claim two-wicket win over Bridgetown

Darcy WalshManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Bridgetown's Darcy Walsh took 3-47 in a loss to Manjimup.
Camera IconBridgetown's Darcy Walsh took 3-47 in a loss to Manjimup. Credit: Manjimup-Bridgetown Times

Manjimup secured their second win of the season at the weekend defeating Bridgetown by two wickets.

Bridgetown won the toss and elected to bat, however two early wickets left them at 2-8 in the fourth over.

Bridgetown batters Mat Tassos and Hugh Mitchell combined for a 74-run partnership before Tassos was dismissed for 27 runs by Dane Raper.

Mitchell produced the highest score for Bridgetown of 60, however quick wickets to Keenan Wilson and Cameron Harris saw Bridgetown struggling at 8-120.

Bridgetown batter Brayden Watkins provided some late fireworks with an unbeaten 35, but Bridgetown were bowled out for 148 runs in the 34th over.

Wilson finished with the best bowling figures of 4-31 with Ben Lagana and Raper claiming 2-5 and 2-22 respectively.

The Manjimup run chase began with early wickets and when Jozef Parkinson was dismissed for a well-compiled 33 runs, Manjimup still required 93 runs for victory.

Manjimup batter Luke Murphy produced a stunning 105 not out to take away any hopes of a Bridgetown victory, bringing up the century in only 89 balls.

The 79-run partnership for the ninth wicket between Murphy and Daniel Jones helped Manjimup chase down Bridgetown’s score with two wickets to spare, going on to make a total of 214.

Bridgetown’s Darcy Walsh finished with 3-47 with young junior Kallan Buttel (2-14) and Mitchell (2-26) both taking two wickets.

This moves Manjimup to second on the ladder and leaves Bridgetown without a win in the 2021-22 season.

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