Openers blitz a brilliant 160 to set up resounding victory for Tambellup over Australs

Taj StubberGreat Southern Herald
Tambellup won their second straight game.
Camera IconTambellup won their second straight game. Credit: Taj Stubber

A brilliant opening partnership from Jedd Herbert and Flynn Cristinelli and a four-wicket haul from Matt Hankinson guided reigning premiers Tambellup to a resounding 187-run victory over Wanderers in Tambellup on Saturday.

The round six triumph handed Tambellup their second straight win in the Great Southern Cricket Association.

Herbert and Flynn Cristinelli shared in a superb century stand to get their side off to a flying start and ensure they posted a match-winning total of 6-266 from 45 overs.

The dangerous combination were in superb touch for the reigning premiers and put their side into a strong position with a 160-run partnership.

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Wanderers finally broke the stand removing Flynn Cristinelli for a well-made 77 but that didn’t stop his side going on the attack.

Devon Cristinelli joined Herbert and they took their side towards 200.

However, Herbert was caught for 87 from 93 balls, which included 11 fours, and then Lachlan Bradshaw was bowled for a golden duck as Tambellup fell to 3-195.

Late contributions from Devon Cristinelli (37 runs) and Nathan Willmott (25 not out) ensured their side posted a formidable target.

Elijah Quartermaine was the only multiple wicket taker for Wanderers with 2-47.

Hankinson ripped through Wanderers’ top order to leave them in all sorts of bother at 5-50.

Willmott removed Callum Froby first before Hankinson snared the next four scalps to make Wanderers’ task even harder.

Bradshaw snared the next two wickets and then Willmott claimed two more as Wanderers were bowled out for just 66 in 27th over.

Opener Kyle Sinclair provided some resistance at the top of the order with 19 and Froby added 12 but their side fell to their third loss.

Hankinson finished with the impressive figures of 4-13 from six overs and Willmott was outstanding with 3-8 from his seven overs.

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