On Saturday afternoon an undermanned Collie side ventured down to Leschenault to contest their B-grade fixture.
After stand in skipper Brayden Kent lost the toss Collie headed out into field to try and restrict their opponents. The brand new new-ball partnership of Kent and Luke McCormick had great success, striking early and often to have the hosts reeling at 5/31. McCormick was particularly impressive, getting the ball to swing and helping himself to figures of 4/24 from 7 overs. Leschenault had a little wag from the tail which enabled them to edge to total of 88 all out. Mark Williams, Blair Malatesta and the returning Paul Rinder all contributed with the ball and a terrific team performance in the field made it a very gettable total.Austin Kent joined his older brother to open Collie's innings and after a steady start both batsmen got going and put Collie in a very strong position in the chase. The score was on 58 before Brayden was out for a well made 30. Ryan Chappell came to the crease and, with Austin, looked set to guide Collie to a comfortable win with Austin cruising to 37 before the pair both fell with Collie still requiring three runs. The win was wrapped up with no more trouble and capped a terrific team effort considering a number of first choice players were unavailable.
The club would also like to thank the couple of guys who made themselves available to fill in and we hope to see them again!
Collie C-grade played host to Leschenault on Saturday and came away with an emphatic win, thanks in part to an excellent display of bowling and a pitch that offered very little bounce. Leschenault won the toss and elected to bat first on what looked to be a batsmen's pitch. Dale Elvin opened the bowling with a maiden to set the tone for the tidy bowling to come. Steven "Dawn" Fraser bowled second, and despite bowling a wide on his first bowl, continued on to ball 5 dot balls before bowling Leschenault's opener out for a duck. Leschenault then hunkered down for the next 6 overs, making 19 runs before Fraser struck again by trapping the batsman in front for LBW. Fraser then went on a wicket taking spree, taking 3 wickets in his fifth over with two falling on the last two balls. He then followed up by taking another two wickets the next over to really put the visitors in a bind. Fraser would go on the get his last wicket in his next over to take his tally to eight wickets for the game, ending with bowling figures of 8/26 off 9 overs. Josh Fraser and Caron Dewar finished with a wicket each to have Leschenault all out for 82 runs in 22.5 overs.
Matthew Hislop and Josh Fraser opened the batting for Collie, with Hislop facing the first ball. Leschenault struck early, trapping Hislop in front on only the third ball of the innings to bring Jamie Graham out to the middle for Collie. J. Fraser and Graham were able to put on a 26-run partnership before Fraser was caught at mid-off. The next 3 wickets fell for only 21 runs. Steve Fraser and Jamie Graham got Collie over the line in the 22nd over, with Graham making a well fought 33, and S. Fraser making a quick 13 not out to end the game.
Eight players and their most dedicated fans, took to Dardanup to play Eaton. Collie Captain lost the toss and was sent in to bat. Opening the batting were Worlley and Bell. Both lads batted well and got Collie off to a great start. Worlley was caught on 10 and Bell retired on 26. Pernich was unlucky to be dismissed early. Dallywater managed her longest ever stint at the crease and faced 31 balls not out. M. Dallywater was also successful retiring not out on 32. McCagh (16), Mclean (24) and new comer Ethan Michalak (22) all contributed beautifully to the score. Collie's total was 165. Collie were held Eaton to a score of 8/63, which saw Collie win by 102 runs.
Bowling stats: Pernich 0/13 from 3 overs; Mclean 2/4 from 4 overs; M. Dallywater 0/2 from 3 overs; Michalak 1/11 from 3 overs; I. Dallywater 1/7 from 3 overs; McCagh 0/14 from 3 overs; Bell 2/3 from 3 overs; Worlley 0/0 from 2 overs.