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BDCA 2022/23: Donnybrook hit slump in form after Marist pull off upset victory

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Donnybrook's Bradman May walks off the field after being caught for 15.
Camera IconDonnybrook's Bradman May walks off the field after being caught for 15. Credit: Carly Laden/South Western Times

A massive five-wicket haul from Brayden Clarke has helped Marist record an upset victory over Donnybrook, leaving the Dons in the beginnings of a slump in form.

Marist and Donnybrook faced off at Forrest Park during the seventh round of the Bunbury & Districts Cricket Association’s 2022-23 season on Saturday.

While Donnybrook looked to their opening batters in Bradman May and Robbie Dawson to build up a solid lead, it did not take long for Marist to dash their hopes early.

Donnybrook's Bradman May.
Camera IconDonnybrook's Bradman May. Credit: Carly Laden/South Western Times

Although May had a close call during the opening over, it was Dawson who was first out with just six runs during the third over, lbw to Jack Wilson.

As the pairing of May and Mitchell Kemp started going for some big shots, Marist began amping up their attacking approach, eventually succeeding during the 10th over with May caught by Cameron Marra for 15.

Just as Kemp was starting to find his groove with a few fours, he was soon shown the door after he was caught by Marra for 21 during the 17th over.

Donnybrook's Mitchell Kemp prepares to face a ball.
Camera IconDonnybrook's Mitchell Kemp prepares to face a ball. Credit: Carly Laden/South Western Times

Things went from bad to worse for Donnybrook as Marist bowler Brayden Clarke stepped up, taking a massive five wickets.

The Dons were left reeling after 36 overs, finishing all out for 133.

It seemed the Dons would be able to shut down Marist early with Blaze Rosinski being bowled for a duck by Dawson within the first over and Adam Bilston managing two successive wickets in Cory Fitt (16) and Kyle Davis (12).

Marist's Brayden Clarke took five wickets for the match.
Camera IconMarist's Brayden Clarke took five wickets for the match. Credit: Carly Laden/South Western Times

However, Joshua Bradbury eventually stepped up for Marist, racking up 42 runs not out off 63 balls to help Marist surpass Donnybrook 7-134 in just under 38 overs.

Elsewhere within the first grade competition, a century from Michael Tassone was not enough to help Hay Park achieve a second consecutive victory, going down to Collie 8-238 to 10-218.

Meanwhile, a century from Timothy Hutchinson helped Colts achieve second place on the ladder with a victory over Dalyellup 3-190 to 10-186, while Leschenault remain undefeated after knocking off Eaton 3-127 to 8-126.

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