A grade: Western Districts 3/143 def by Waddikee/Warramboo 3/149
Jake Bruce’s 64 not out led Waddikee/Warramboo to a seven-wicket Le Hunte cricket victory over Western Districts at Warramboo on Saturday.
Districts posted 3/143 from their 40 overs in this top of the table duel, before the WaddiBoos reached 3/149 with 15 overs to spare.
The home side won the toss and elected to bowl, and after a steady start Leigh Scholz was the first player out for 10.
Districts opener Trent Brace played second fiddle to Angus Gunn as the score ticked over to 37, before Brace was caught for six.
Julian Gosling joined Gunn at the crease and the pair took Western Districts past 100 with a solid partnership that eventually was ended at 71.
The wicket of Gosling for 29 brought Wes Daniell to the middle and he added crucial late runs, making an unbeaten 21 off just 16 balls thanks to three boundaries.
Gunn led the way with 60 not out for Western Districts, a knock which included just four fours.
Bruce, Martin Grocke and Lubin Stringer took the three wickets.
Waddikee/Warramboo progressed to 22 before disaster struck with the quickfire wickets of Kane Grocke for nine and Stringer for 12.
There was further trouble on the horizon as Jared Sampson was caught for six to leave the hosts reeling at 3/30.
Corey Waters was then joined by Bruce and the pair turned the innings around with powerful batting.
Bruce plundered eight fours in his knock of 64 from only 61 balls, while Waters made 40 not out from 56 to see the WaddiBoos over the line and clear at the top.
Cameron Tomney took 2/32 and Kysen Shepperd added 1/45.
Wudinna’s match at Kyancutta was abandoned due to rain, with Wudinna at the crease.
B grade: Kyancutta 10/122 def by Wudinna 2/133
However, the B grade did see a result as Wudinna cruised past Kyancutta by eight wickets.
The home side were bowled out for 122, with Wudinna finishing on 2/133.
Zack Bigg’s 30 was the driving force for Kyancutta and he was helped by Brett O’Brien’s 19 runs and 11 from Brett Dolphin.
Yet there was little support from elsewhere, especially after a poor start in which Brodie Sampson, Kym Heard and Jake Mullan were dismissed, while the tail did not wag.
Thomas Dupree and Cainton Stanley-Grace ripped through Kyancutta to each take four wickets.
Brad Lymn, five runs, and Justin Schultz, four, offered little for the visitors in response, however Henry Zwar carried the bat and was aided by Brennan Franklin.
Zwar finished on 63 not out and Franklin added 34.
Heard claimed 1/41 for Kyancutta.
There was no B grade match between Waddikee/Warramboo and Western Districts.