An hour of power from star all-rounder Julian Crudeli has given Eaton the upper hand after day one of the Bunbury and Districts Cricket Association grand final. Crudeli took four wickets, three of which came in a rollicking opening spell, to put his side in a strong position, before Colts’ powerful middle-order trump card Caillin Blackwood helped his side back into the contest — 32 runs behind with a day to play. Openers Jake Michell and Brian Hughes and fellow prized recruit Bevan Bennell all fell during Crudeli’s new ball blitz, leaving Colts reeling at 3-13. But contributions of 35 from Riley Miguel and 39 from Blackwood saw Colts to 127. Earlier in the day, Eaton set a target of 159, with Crudeli’s score of 35 also leading the way with the bat. Colts captain Josh Topliss had opposite number Clayton Caltsounis caught behind without scoring, but 25 from Josh Grime, 16 from Troy Lewis and Crudeli’s innings gave the Bobtails a solid foundation. Eaton did end the day with one major injury concern, with Arron Quartermain appearing to injure his back during an innocuous incident. The all-rounder made four in his side’s first innings and was unable to bowl. Meanwhile, Collie have sealed a fourth consecutive second grade premiership thanks to a four-wicket haul from gun skipper Blair Malatesta. The Collie star fell for just two at the hands of Marist’s preliminary final hero Jordan Stynes, but Bailey Moloney’s run-a-ball 34 and Josh Elliot’s 23 helped them graft to 177. Blues opener Cole Sawyer fell for his third consecutive duck of the finals series, while returning all-rounder Daniel Lomax fell for seven. For the second week in a row, captain Blaze Rosinski provided resistance in the middle order — eventually bowled by Malatesta for 40, but preliminary final match-winner Jordan Stynes fell for 18. Marist were dismissed for 137, 40 runs shy of the total. A quick-fire 41 from Brendan Ebert and an unbeaten 48 from Ryan Gibbs helped Burekup to a third grade premiership over Capel, while Harvey-Benger defeated Eaton in the fourth grade grand final and Dardanup’s first decider in any grade since 2015 ended in disappointment — beaten to the fifth grade premiership by Burekup. Play will resume in the first grade grand final at 10am.