Pemberton add to Bridgetown’s losing streak with 41-run victory

David MeehanManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Pemberton's Nicholas Mills took 4-51 against Bridgetown.
Camera IconPemberton's Nicholas Mills took 4-51 against Bridgetown. Credit: Josh Sunderland/Manjimup-Bridgetown Times, Josh Sunderland

Bridgetown’s streak of losses to start the season continued this round with a 41-run defeat at the hands of Pemberton.

Bridgetown won the toss and sent Pemberton in to bat at the Pemberton Oval on Saturday.

Nick Mills and Peter Bamess opened the batting and made a solid start before Bamess was dismissed for 17 and was soon followed by Mills for 20.

Then a great partnership from Gary Mills (59) and John Starkie (54) pushed Pemberton’s total toward the 150 mark. Some late-order hitting from Jesse Mills (15) and David Meehan (13) pushed Pemberton’s final score to 8-215.

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Best bowlers for Bridgetown were James McAlinden (2-31), Kallan Buttel (2-39), Brayden Watkins (3-4) and Brendon White (1-16).

Bridgetown then went after the total in a hurry.

Opener Peter Mason took to the Pemberton bowlers and made a quickfire 29 before he was dismissed.

Darcy Walsh chipped in with a well-made 41 and Laurence Grant made a solid 16. Bridgetown were well on track with the run rate but kept losing wickets at crucial stages placing pressure on the remaining batters.

The batting team continued to press for victory but were eventually all out for 174, losing by 41 runs.

Best bowlers for Pemberton were Nick Mills (4-51), Gary Mills (3-29), Josh Tempra (1-32) and Chris Ipsen (1-12).

This Saturday Pemberton play Manjimup at Collier Street and Bridgetown play Forestry at Bridgetown.

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