The business end of the Busselton Twenty20 Corporate Cricket is here, and round 12 had some outstanding cricket played.
Ash Leaney, (30) and Matty Harbeck, (49) started us off well as the Bin Chooks batted first against the Fine Legs.
Miles Armstrong and Jock Embrey came out and hit from ball one, with 24 and 26 runs respectively. Sean Becket hit 18 while Nathan Larson smashed 24 from only 14 balls, with three 6's and a four. Cam Hall, 2 for 14 from 2 overs and Justin Chandler, 2 for 18 from 2 overs were the pick of the bowlers. The Bin Chooks hit 219 from their 20 overs.
In reply, the second highest run scorer for the competition, Sean Scadden, opened for the Fine Legs and didn't disappoint, blasting an unbeaten 26 runs from 11 balls. Dylan Johanson hit 24 and Cam Hall hit 26, to have the Legs 2 for 101 after 10 overs. Azza Smith hit 22, but that is where it ended for the Fine Legs, who were kept to 167 from their 20 overs, and the win pushing the Bin Chooks into third spot.
Game 2 had the Son's of Pitches batting first against the Jack of All Trades with Dennis Armour, 18, and Tyson Howlett, 22, putting on 41 for the first wicket. Cam Hyde struck 16, but it was Luke Howlett with an unbeaten 26 that was the shining light for the Son's of Pitches in their total of 128 from their 2 overs.
In reply, Lachie Campbell, 26 not out, and Dylan Tomlinson, 30 not out, put on over 61 runs. Dave LaMotte hit 24 as the Jacks chased the total down in the 13th over.
Forty-nine runs for Shankar was the highlight for the Heavy Rollers in their clash against reigning premiers the Lemons. While Dean Jones, 25 not out and Pete Mason with 24, played the support cast roles. One-hundred and seventy-seven was the target, and the Heavy Rollers were in with a shot as the Lemons' average score this season has been the 145 mark.
Robbie Williams struck with the ball in the first over, dismissing Anderson for seven runs; but not before Anderson hit a 6 from the first ball he faced and number three bat. Rhys Johnson hit 10 from his first two balls. Johnson soon retired, 27 runs hit from only seven balls, then the bottom order brought the Lemons home in only 15 overs as Dornan, 25, Clarke, 27 and Simpson, 25, all retired.
Game 4 was on edge all night, as the Match Fixers looked to defend a lowly 102 runs. Bailey Coshott hit an unbeaten 27, while Glen Van Shaik hit a 6 ball 18 to be the top scorers for the Fixers. The Swingers should have chased this total down easily, but at 7 for 33, it was game on!
Docking, Smith and Perkins all took 2 wickets each before Brendan Cribb, 40 not out and Tom Begley, 25 not out, took the Swingers to within arms reach of the total, before the total was reached eight wickets down in the 15th over.