WBCA: Boyup Brook outrun Pemberton as skipper scores century
Boyup Brook captain Braydon Ridley scored a century to power his team to a 195-run win over Pemberton in a Warren Blackwood Cricket Association clash at Pemberton Oval on Saturday.
Ridley won the toss and elected to bat, but Pemberton’s Nicholas Mills struck early dismissing opener Jacob Maw for nine.
Boyup managed a few small partnerships around the captain in the early part of their innings, with Josh Miller (11) and Leigh Clark (17) getting starts, but Pemberton’s best bowler for the day Josh Tempra dismissed them both.
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As this was happening however, Ridley was piling on runs at the other end, eventually being supported by Todd Carroll (34) before he was dismissed by Tempra.
After Ridley brought up his century, he put the foot down, blasting his way to 144 runs before finally being dismissed by Jesse Mills.
Alex Tweedie had a quickfire 36 runs from just 17 balls to bring Boyup’s total to 286 at the end of the 45 overs.
Pemberton went about chasing the score in a positive manner, after opener Anthony Wozencroft was dismissed for a duck in the second over.
Pemberton captain Gary Mills and Riley Liddelow looked like competition, hitting a combined 12 boundaries on their way to 29 and 28 runs respectively.
After the duo were dismissed by Maw and Todd Carroll, the rest of the batting order collapsed, with just three of the next seven registering a score.
Tight bowling from Boyup Brook helped to force false shots from the Pemberton batters, with Boyup Brook’s Josh Miller and Leigh Clark both taking two wickets.
The pick of their bowlers was young Rory Miller taking an astonishing three wickets without going for a single run.
Pemberton eventually were bowled out for just 91 runs, falling a massive 195 runs short of their target.
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