Harvey-Benger’s first grade suffered a big defeat at the hands of the Halls Head Cricket Club last Tuesday night in the Retravision Premier T20 League. Winning the toss, Harvey decided to bat first in what looked to be good batting conditions. It was a tough start for Harvey losing opener Joseph Cambrea and marquee player Tyne Dodds early. Veteran Haydn Jones quickly followed to a brilliant catch at mid-wicket to leave Harvey reeling at 3-21 in the power play. Mahdi Saleem joined forces with Rockingham-Mandurah young gun Cooper Perry to rescue the innings. The pair managed to put on 63 for the fourth wicket which left the visitors in a good position to finish the innings well. Unfortunately most of the batters came and went and Harvey was eventually bowled out for 113 in the final over. In reply, Harvey never looked in it as they were dispatched by a quality Halls Head top order. Harvey did not bowl poorly but Halls Head were simply too strong. All the bowlers tried hard but only Harley Italiano and Rob Turner managed to make breakthroughs with Halls Head chasing the total down In 13.2 overs for the loss of two wickets. The result ends Harvey-Benger’s inaugural Peel Premier T20 league campaign, with the side looking forward to this weekend where they face Marist away in the return of the BDCA second grade competition. A win will put them in touching distance of second spot, while a loss may leave them with a fight on their hands for a finals berth. spot.