Yobs claim 2015/16 Busselton Margaret River Cricket premiership

YOBS have been crowned Busselton Margaret River Cricket Association 2015/16 A Grade champions after they defeated Dunsborough on Saturday.

Winning the toss and electing to bat, Yobs posted a commanding 211 from 50 overs.

Nathan Whitney led the way with the ball for Dunsborough claiming 4/40 from 10 overs.

Braden Surrall, Shane Edwards and Josh Reagan chimed in with two each.

Dunsborough’s chase got off to a slow start with openers Devyn Coote and Jordan Temple falling early.

The side were in trouble at 6/51 when Phil Watts (56 not out) and Whitney (27) met at the crease.

Together they lifted the run rate but after Whitney’s dismissal, the tail fell cheaply to leave Dunsborough all out for 128.

Matty Braid was the best of the Yobs bowlers with three wickets.

A similar result was recorded in the B Grade final.

Dunsborough won the toss and elected to bat and like their A Grade side, were dismissed by Yobs for 128.

Tim MacKinnon (33) and Mathew Lepidi (31 not out) were the best with the bat while Jamie Trewren claimed 3/23 with the ball.

Yobs wicketkeeper Rodney Griffiths held onto four catches in the field.

After the break Yobs run chase got off to a bad start with opener Tom Payne sent packing for a duck.

Tait Spowart (21), Jake Wain (19), Grant Evans (13) and Chris Brook (15) steadied the ship before Jacob Grylls (27 not out) and Grant Spowart (29 not out) got the side home for the fall of seven wickets.

The news was better for Dunsborough in the C Grade grand final where they secured victory over St Mary’s.

St Mary’s got off to a flying start with opener Anthony Balkin notching a half century.

Tom Perks (22), Callum Sly (21) and Dean Mistilis (13) helped lift St Mary’s to 144 all out.

Ray Pes shone with the ball to claim 5/25 while Jesse Pes took 3/23.

The score looked competitive on the board but the Dunsborough boys made light work of the chase.

Openers Luke James (36) and Darcy Carroll (14) got things off to a good start while Aaron Stone (44 not out) and Andrew Mahoney (38 not out) got the job done in 35 overs with the final score 2/148.  

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