St Mary’s could not overcome unbeaten Margaret River

GALLERY: Margaret River Hawks overcame a spirited St Mary’s outfit on the weekend torecord their third win from as many attempts this season.
Nanjing Night Net

St Mary’s got off to a great start after winning the toss and electing to bat,with openers Danny Hatton and Luke Wedderburn starting out on form.

After Wedderburn was dismissed in the sixth over, Hatton and Ben Lloyd combinedto put on 113 for the second wicket partnership.

Both batsmen looked commanding until Lloyd popped up a simple catch to bedismissed, making 45 to continue his strong run of form with the bat.

Jonathon Lloyd then batted well with Hatton until a mix up running betweenwickets sent Danny back to the shed on 86.

Lloyd (45 not out) then combined with the middle order to get St Mary’s to adecent total of 5/229 from their 50 overs.

With a more than respectable total on the board, St Mary’s bowlers were lookingfor an early breakthrough to be right on top.

This came through the bowling of English speedster Ryan Stevenson, whodismissed opening batsmen Glenn Ahola for a duck, bringing Margaret Rivercaptain Marty Head to the crease.

After a number of confident appeals by the bowling side early were thrown outby the umpire, Head took control, smashing an unbeaten 152 not out whilstflaying the bowling attack to all parts.

Head showed his class with one of the best knocks of his career, ably supportedby Creed Griffiths (58 not out), who continued to show why he is one of thebest young batsmen in the association.

The target of 230 was attained in the 47th over, for the loss ofonly two wickets.

The two sides will meet again this Sunday in Margaret River, with St Mary’s outfor revenge and Hawks looking to continue their unbeaten start to the season.

Photosby Sandy Powell.

St Mary’s Luke Wedderburn leaves the ball as Chris Maclean and Adrian Gossati move in the field.

Aaron Campbell – Hawks – walks back to his bowling mark as Luke Wedderburn runs hard between the wickets. Marty Head looks on.

Luke Wedderburn attempts to hit over the top before being caught.

Hawks celebrate Aaron Campbell being congratulated by Paul Gravett.

Danny Hatton defends on his way to 86 runs. Ryan Miller looks on.

Matthew Kent sends down another quick delivery with Danny Hatton watching on.

Danny Hatton attempts a straight drive as slips Paul Gravett and Glenn Ahola watch on.

Danny Hatton leaves a good delivery while Creed Griffiths waits to collect the ball.

Danny Hatton attempts a cover drive on his way to 86.

Ben Lloyd driving the ball down the ground.

Ben Lloyd shoulders arms.

Danny Hatton glides one down to third man.

Aaron Campbell sends down another one as Ben Lloyd watches on.

Creed Griffiths affects a runout.

Ben Lloyd watches the ball closely.

Aaron Campbell bowls to Danny Hatton as Ben Lloyd watches on.

Danny Hatton hitting out on his way to 86.

Danny Hatton driving the ball straight down the ground.

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