Yanco Cricket Club defeat L&D in LDCA A Grade

Jameson Booth has started the season strongly for Yanco Cricket Club in their convincing display over Leeton and District Cricket Club at Yanco Sportsground.

After winning the toss and electing to send L&D into bat, it looked a good decision from Yanco as they were able to make an early impact.

Reece Maguire (2) and Steve Campbell (0) opened the batting for the Ferrets but were unable to make an impact on the scoreboard as Maguire was caught behind off the bowling of Dionisio Pantano (3/13) while Campbell followed shortly after when he was the first of Booth’s victims.

Recruit Daniel Muir (1) didn’t last much longer after he was bowled by Booth to leave L&D struggling at 3/6.

Justin Kelly (4) and Rhett McGregor (4) tried to restore some stability to their innings, however, with the side on 15, Pantano broke the partnership after having both caught by Kyle Pete.

Matt Axtill wasn’t able to offer much resistance either as Booth caught him off his own bowling for just one which brought Peter Lashbrook (6) and Maclean Crompton to the crease.

The pair put together the biggest partnership for their side lifting the score to 30.

Booth picked up his fourth wicket of the day as he was able to trap Lashbrook in front to have the side looking at posting a very modest total.

The Stags didn’t take their foot of the Ferrets throat taking the last three wickets for just nine runs with Crompton being dismissed by Angus Boulton (1/8) for 15 after being the only L&D batsman to break double figures.

ON THE DRIVE: Yanco's Hugh Collins helped steer his side to victory with plenty of time to spare. PHOTO: Jessica Coates

ON THE DRIVE: Yanco's Hugh Collins helped steer his side to victory with plenty of time to spare. PHOTO: Jessica Coates

Booth was the pick of the bowlers taking five wickets while only going for an economical 18 runs from his seven overs to see the Ferrets bowled out for 39 in just 15 overs.

Yanco wasted very little time making inroads into the small target with Matt Dedini and Grant Forrest getting on the front foot.

The pair put on 33 to get the side to within seven runs of victory before Forrest fell to the bowling of Reece Maguire for 27 which included four boundaries.

With the target in sight, Dedini (7*) and Hugh Collins (3*) put their heads down and pushed towards the target. 

The pair got their side to the target with 29 overs and nine wickets in hand.

Yanco now has the week off while L&D will take on the Phantoms at Yanco Sportsground next weekend.