WBCA: Manjimup knock Boyup Brook out of competition with incredible performance

Jozef ParkinsonManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Manjimup's Ben Lagana made a ton  in a man-of-the-match performance.
Camera IconManjimup's Ben Lagana made a ton in a man-of-the-match performance. Credit: Jodi Johnston

Manjimup knocked Boyup Brook out of the Warren Blackwood Cricket Association competition last Sunday, securing their place in the preliminary final with ease.

Manjimup won the toss and elected to bat first. They had a slow start with batter number five, Ben Lagana steadying the ship. He went on to make 118 runs to get Manjimup to a total of 203.

Boyup Brook’s bowling attack had a hard task bowling in the heat of the day. Tristan Mead was a stand-out, taking 3-35 in nine overs while captain Braydon Ridley bowled three overs for 13 runs.

With Boyup Brook having to chase 204 runs, Ridley and Jacob Maw came out swinging.

After the loss of an early wicket Dave Cowan came out to bat and gave Boyup hope by making 27 runs, including five fours.

Todd Carroll was then next to the crease holding on to his wicket to give Boyup a chance, making 40 runs with five fours.

Manjimup’s Jack Muir opened the bowling taking three wickets off five overs for 23 runs, slowing down the away team’s attack.

Boyup slowly starting to get ahead until Luke Murphy entered the bowling attack and took four wickets, only conceding 19 runs.

At the end of the day Lagana’s 118 runs got Manjimup over the line putting them through to the preliminary finals next weekend against Bridgetown and ending Boyup Brook’s chance at a WBCA grand final.

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