Unbeaten Broomehill storm to sixth win of Great Southern Cricket Association season against Australs

Taj StubberGreat Southern Herald
Broomehill's Steve Irvine made 27 not out against Australs.
Camera IconBroomehill's Steve Irvine made 27 not out against Australs. Credit: Liam Croy

A clinical bowling performance guided Broomehill to their sixth straight victory as they defeated Australs by nine wickets on Saturday.

Broomehill moved more than two games clear on top of the Great Southern Cricket Association standings as they prevailed on their home ground in round seven.

Australs remain winless this season and were left to rue a poor batting performance.

Sam Richardson did the damage with the ball for Broomehill before Steve Irvine and Lewis Barritt steered their side home inside 14 overs.

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Richardson removed David Potter for a golden duck, Jack Batchelor caught Michael Dark for a duck off his own bowling, and Drew Argyle was Richardson’s second scalp as Australs fell to 3-12 batting first.

Opener Phillip Pink watched wickets fall around him and departed soon afterwards for 13.

James Douglas’ 21 runs added a little bit of respectability to the Australs’ total, as he shared in a 19-run stand with Tyrone Roe.

Douglas was dismissed and Roe (17 runs) took over the majority of the scoring for his side but they suffered another major batting collapse.

Australs lost 5-0 to be bowled out for just 68 in the 31st over as Richardson snared two more.

Richardson returned the impressive figures of 4-7 off six overs, including three maidens, while Mac Crichton took 2-11.

Roe took the key wicket of Batchelor (4) early on but Barritt and Irvine shared in a 59-run partnership to get across the line.

Barritt finished unbeaten on 27 from 34 balls and Irvine made 27 not out as Broomehill posted 1-70 from 13.5 overs.

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