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Match abandoned due to Bridgetown bushfire

Braden GibelliniManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Duncan Wells preparing his shot for Forestry before the clash was abandoned due to the Bridgetown bushfire.
Camera IconDuncan Wells preparing his shot for Forestry before the clash was abandoned due to the Bridgetown bushfire. Credit: Ben Loughran/Manjimup-Bridgetown Times

As the hot and dry weather set in on Saturday Bridgetown and Forestry, two of the more dominant sides of the last few years, looked set to clash for the second week in a row.

Forestry won the toss and elected to bat which looked as if it was a big call with the two opening bowlers of Brendan White (9-3-21) and Laurence Grant (9-4-37) ripping through the top five of Forestry’s batting line up, leaving the home team reeling at 5-30.

Some big hitting from the long-levered Jethro Namnik (30) in his return game after a knee reconstruction saw them steady the ship and stalwart David Jeffery pitched in with 26 runs.

Some lower order hitting from captain Kallan Fall (40 not out) and young gun Blake Johnston (24) saw them finish with a respectable total of 191.

With a massive fire reeking havoc in Bridgetown and most of the team having to leave to help with the major threat to the town, the game was abandoned with only two overs bowled in the second innings.

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