The South Metropolitan Cricket Association Colts have triumphed in their quest for back-to-back victories in the CricketWest T20 Cup on Sunday.
The match was a rematch of last year’s grand final, pitting the defending champs against the venerable West Australian Suburban Turf Cricket Association side.
The SMCA Colts were always in good hands, with coach Brad McHugh again at the helm, and CBC’s Jackson Edgar captaining the squad.
SMCA won the toss and elected to bowl at the Swan Valley Sporting Club.
Thankfully the weather had eased a little, with Saturday’s temperatures around Perth hitting a scorching 42 degrees.
But Sunday’s 36 degrees was nothing to sneeze at, and both teams did well to keep it together in the heat.
WASTCA’s James Courtney-Bennett gave our boys a run for their money, leading the batting charge and putting 40 runs from 23 balls in the can for his side.
Kenwick’s Colby Schokker put paid to his spree, catching him out when he lobbed it up too high off a Jake Back bowl.
But it was Kardinya Lakes’ Jaymon Needham who deserves the title as the hero of the day. The next three wickets were all his; catching the first and bowling the following two. He finished his day with a bowling economy of 2.0, conceding just eight runs from his four overs.
Colby Schokker had a couple more moments of brilliance on the field too, taking the seventh wicket with another catch, and running out the last on the final ball of the innings.
WASTCA were all out for 120, off 20 overs.
It was captain Jackson Edgar who kicked things off nicely for the SMCA Colts’ innings, securing a comfortable 36 runs from 21 balls before being caught out. Great scores were also recorded by Phoenix’s Lewis Beaumont (20), Jandakot Park’s Nathan Boyle (26), and East Freo’s Ben Scotsman (18).
Our Colts reached their target comfortably with five wickets and five balls to spare, cementing their names in the history books.