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Harvey-Benger Cricket Club’s fourth grade side celebrates fourth win of the year

Haydn JonesHarvey-Waroona Reporter
Jarod Maughan celebrates hitting the winning runs and bringing up his maiden 100.
Camera IconJarod Maughan celebrates hitting the winning runs and bringing up his maiden 100. Credit: Harvey-Benger Cricket Club/Supplied

Harvey-Benger’s fourth grade managed to snare a comfortable win on Saturday, their fourth for the year, catapulting them back into the top four.

The team was missing some significant experience with captain Rowan Morrison and club stalwart Scott Fowler both big outs.

Stand-in skipper Jarod Maughan picked up where Morrison left off and lost a fifth toss in a row for the Bulls — which ensured another hot, early start in the field.

Opening bowlers David Cooper and Darren Bozanich toiled away on great lines, but with little luck, as Leschenault’s openers got away to streaky but effective start.

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It came down to a blinder one-handed catch from Charlie Italiano in gully to remove Ray Jarrett, which got the ball rolling for Harvey-Benger.

The Brass duo of Lochlain and Tyson came on to bowl first change at either end, and took 5-45 between them.

Some excellent ground fielding by the whole team, along with a masterful stumping by Bozanich, restricted the Green Caps to 171.

With the regular openers out of the side, Maughan and Tyler Bozanich stepped up to form a new partnership up the top of the order.

It proved effective as the pair were able to weather some handy early bowling and then capitalise with some smart running between wickets among the odd boundary.

The openers were unbeaten at drinks on 0-110 and it took until the 28th over to remove Bozanich for a well-made 35.

Kyle Jones with a promotion to first drop came in with 30 runs to get and set about getting them quickly with some big hitting.

The chase was done and dusted in the 32nd over, with Maughan bringing up his maiden 100 along with the winning runs with a boundary.

Harvey-Benger face Dardanup Bushrangers on Saturday at the Harvey Recreation Ground.

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