Harvey-Benger second grade claim bragging rights over Leschenault, while Waroona beat Mandurah in Wyllie Cup

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Luke McPhersonHarvey-Waroona Reporter
A handy cameo from Rob Fitzgerald (48 off 28) helped Harvey-Benger to 8-215.
Camera IconA handy cameo from Rob Fitzgerald (48 off 28) helped Harvey-Benger to 8-215. Credit: Haydn Jones

Cross-Shire rivals Leschenault and Harvey-Benger played out a high scoring affair in the BDCA second grade at the weekend, with Harvey-Benger claiming the bragging rights.

The Harvey side won the toss and elected to bat, but lost Matt Chave in the third over for four when he was caught attempting a pull shot, before Anton Fimmano and Haydn Jones combined for a 62-run partnership.

Francois Roelofsz then joined Jones at the crease and the pair added a further 65 runs to the score before Chris Templeton dismissed Roelofsz for 30.

Jones followed shortly after when he was caught on the boundary off the bowling of Brayden Lee for 86, but a handy cameo from Rob Fitzgerald (48 off 28) helped Harvey-Benger to 8-215.

In reply, Leschenault openers DJ Danielson and Shaun Flanagan got off to a fast start reaching 30 off the first four overs before Zak Italiano dismissed Danielson for nine and Cody Doran shortly after for three.

Flanagan’s quickfire 43 concluded when he mistimed a drive to point off the bowling of Alex Verrall, and then Matt Cooke trapped Lee in front for one leaving Leschenault 4-77 off 13 overs.

Kurt D’Agostino (34) and Templeton (14) kept the run rate ticking over until Matt Chave took three wickets to reduce the home team to 7-129.

A late fightback from Andreas Wijbenga (37 off 28) and Jez Mason (19) was not enough as the Green Caps were bowled out for 194 to lose by 22 runs.

Meanwhile in the Wyllie Cup, Waroona has continued their run of form with a three-wicket win over Mandurah.

Mandurah won the toss and elected to bat at Meadow Springs Reserve and were 4-139 before a fightback from the visitors.

Waroona took 6-26 in the later stages to bowl Mandurah out for 175, with Jayden Derosa and Ben Wright both taking two wickets.

In reply, all of Waroona’s top five batters made starts but could not convert and the side were 5-109 when Zachary Moody joined Derosa at the crease.

Moody went on to be the difference and contributed 43 off 45 to see his side home seven wickets down.

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