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WBCA: Manjimup are looking strong two weeks out from finals after defeating Boyup Brook with bowling prowess

Anthony FemiaManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Manjimup's captain Jozef Parkinson was run out at 43 runs.
Camera IconManjimup's captain Jozef Parkinson was run out at 43 runs. Credit: Melissa Pedelty/Manjimup-Bridgetown Times

The Warren Blackwood Cricket Association season returned for round 13 last weekend after Country Cricket Week, with Manjimup defeating Boyup Brook through a fantastic display of bowling prowess.

Manjimup’s captain Jozef Parkinson won the toss and elected to bat first.

Parkinson was left rethinking his decision when Manjimup were left at 3-20 off six overs, with a tight opening spell from Boyup Brook’s Braydon Ridley and Todd Carroll.

Parkinson and Ben Lagana steadied the ship to get Manjimup back on track but a lack of communication between both batsmen led to Parkinson (43) being run out, with the score at 6-91.

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Boyup Brook was having a great day with Dave Cowan finishing on a well-deserved 4-15 off seven overs.

Lagana stood strong and seemingly comfortable with the pressure on him, making a solid 74 to guide Manjimup to 188 all out.

After a solid Country Cricket Week, Cameron Marsh (30) was chucked in at the deep end with captain Ridley (34) to get Boyup Brook off to a good start to their innings, takking the team to 3-73.

But after some tight bowling from Parkinson (2-25 off nine) and Jack Muir (3-32 off eight), Boyup Brook began to panic, falling to 5-90.

Keenan Wilson (3-16 off nine) also performed well for Manjimup, further demonstrating the team’s bowling abilities.

Pinch hitter Cowan (30) was finally bowled out by Muir, finishing Boyup Brook’s campaign all out for 125.

Charley Miller made her debut for Boyup Brook.

With only two rounds to go until finals, Boyup Brook will face Northcliffe on home turf in a bid to claw their way into the top four, while Manjimup will take on Bridgetown in what is sure to be a nail-biter game for second place.

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