Hay Park have taken out the Bunbury & Districts Cricket Association men’s first-grade T20 competition with a dominant eight-wicket win over Leschenault at Leschenault Recreation Reserve. The hosts won the toss and chose to bat but the Redbacks made the perfect start, with Tyne Dodds slashing into the off-side to hand Reon Tither an early wicket. English import Rob Turner looked in fine touch early, smashing his second ball over mid-wicket for six and racing to 20 from 13 balls, but he played one big shot too many and was bowled by left-arm spinner Joe Williams. Dylan Gordon then drew an edge behind from the dangerous Nico Le Roux to have the visitors firmly on top, dismissing the Green Caps captain for 22 from 24 balls to leave them 3-54 from 8.2 overs. No.5 Justin Woods played a steady hand for Leschenault, producing 29 from 26 deliveries, but the visitors continued to apply the squeeze. The Green Caps’ innings stalled at the back end before they were bowled out for 123 in the penultimate over, with Tither (3-21 from three overs) and Joe Williams (2-16 from 3.3 overs) coming back to finish their good work up front with wickets at the back end. In the chase, Hay Park made a circumspect start, taking only eight runs from the first two overs before Burhan Niaz slapped a Le Roux drag-down for four on the first ball of the third. Kris Miller then followed his partner’s lead, sweeping Le Roux for six and cutting him for four, but being pinned lbw for 14 from 10 deliveries. Mathew Thomas came to the crease and looked to be battling for rhythm early, but he quickly found his touch, belting three massive sixes as part of a second-wicket partnership of 60. After his partner holed out for 34 from 29 balls, Niaz hit the accelerator, bringing up his 50 courtesy of a dropped catch at long off before smashing Isaac Evans down the ground to seal the win with 21 balls to spare. Niaz finished on 58 not out from 49 deliveries, hitting six fours and one six, and was named player of the match by the umpires.