Club back on form with wins

Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times
Best on Ground Josh Reagan plays a drive for Dunsborough Cricket Club
Camera IconBest on Ground Josh Reagan plays a drive for Dunsborough Cricket Club

Dunsborough Cricket Club have returned to form after a dismal display in the Busselton-Margaret River Cricket Association T20 Grand Finals, with wins against Cowaramup, Vasse and YOBS.

With an outstanding effort with the ball and bat, Josh Reagan took man of the match in the A-grade victory over Cowaramup.

Reagan’s 2-23 off 10 overs came with one maiden and helped English import Michael Walker and opening bowler Nathan Whitney put the clamps on a spirited Cowaramup batting line up.

Dunsborough were in trouble at 3-6 before Reagan blasted 63 not out in a 100-run partnership with Walker.

Captain Nick Ritchie, who took 2-12 off 3.1 overs and threw a run out, said it was a great bowling performance on the tough Cowaramup turf.

“We’re happy to secure a spot in the top four now, and in a tight competition, we think YOBS are the team to beat,” he said.

“We’ll be missing a few players this week so it’ll be a good test for us against a top side in St Mary’s.”

YOBS demonstrated why they are the team to beat, defeating the Margaret River Hawks by eight wickets.

The Hawks couldn’t get going with the bat, with four players building solid starts but falling in the teens and 20s, eventually bowled out for 110 off 37.3 overs.

YOBS’ Matt Braid took career best figures of 4-32 off 10 overs in his 100th game before quality opening batsman Harvey Golding took the game away from Margaret River with a top score of 38.

YOBS captain Ben Payne said the team was in good form.

“The T20 grand final really boosted the team’s morale and we’re looking forward to finals,” he said.

The B-grade saw Dunsborough avenge their T20 grand final loss to Vasse from the week before.

Batting first, stand-in skipper Cam Morris guided the side to 7/160 off 45 overs with a classy 49.

Richard Nourish then took 5-31 off nine overs to rip through the Vasse top order, skittling the rest of the team for 66.

This Saturday is Ladies’ Day at the Dunsborough Cricket Club, with all proceeds donated to the McGrath foundation.

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