Big win for the Collie Year 8 cricket team

LAST Saturday the Collie junior Year 8 team played Eaton down in Eaton.

Collie won the toss and chose to bowl with Robbie Chitty and Max Ireland opening.

Eaton lost a wicket first ball of the innings thanks to a direct hit run out from Adam Worlley, then lost another on the last ball of the first over when Chitty (3 overs 1/3) hit the stumps.

2/1 turned into 3/8 when Ireland (3 overs 2/14) hit the stumps, then he repeated the dose soon after to make the score 4/17.

The next two bowlers Jackson Broadbent and Blayden Coverley kept things going Collie's way with Broadbent taking a caught and bowled first ball he bowled, then followed with a bowled to have 2/7 off 3 overs .

Coverley bowled 3 overs 2/11 with a wicket caught and bowled, and one caught by Liam Wilson.

Josh Elliott bowled 2 overs 0/5 before the break and after 15 overs Eaton were 8/42.

Adam Worlley and Zak Reuben opened the batting for Collie and Reuben was first out for four with the score on 20.

Baxter Miller came in next to join Worlley and the pair, who put on a 36 run 10th wicket partnership last week, put on a 29-run partnership this week before Worlley was out for 28.

2/49 became 3/51 when Judd Rinder was run out for 1, then Taj Jackson joined Miller and the pair took Collie to a strong position of 3/83 after 15 overs.

Resuming on 8/42, Eaton lost their ninth wicket with the score on 45 when Liam Wilson (3 overs 1/5) hit the stumps.

Zak Reuben bowled two overs, both maidens, and Judd Rinder bowled two overs 0/4 before Baxter Miller (1.2 overs 1/3) took the last wicket caught by Liam Wilson.

Eaton all out for 52 after 22.2 overs.

The two wicket keepers used this season, Max Ireland and Baxter Miller, have only let eight byes go past them in the first four games with this game being the first clean sheet of 0.

Great effort from the pair. 

With the game already a win for Collie the second lot of 15 overs still needed to be played out, giving the boys a good chance to have a bit of fun with the bat.

Baxter Miller and Taj Jackson took their partnership to 44 before Miller was out for 23.

Max Ireland made 15, Liam Wilson made seven which included his first ever boundary, Jackson Broadbent 12, Josh Elliott 5 and Blayden Coverley 9.

Taj Jackson has quickly become a very handy inclusion in the team this year and finished not out 14, while Robbie Chitty also finished not out 4.

Collie finished at 9/173 off 30 overs. Collie won by 121 runs. 

With Eaton only having nine players, the Collie boys all took turns at filling in fielding for the opposition to make 11 on the field.

Special mention to Baxter Miller who took a very good catch while fielding as a sub.