Broomehill taste defeat for first time this season after dominant bowling display from Tambellup

Calvin SimsGreat Southern Herald
Tambellup's Devon Cristinelli took 4-19.
Camera IconTambellup's Devon Cristinelli took 4-19. Credit: Calvin Sims

Broomehill suffered their first defeat of the Great Southern Cricket Association season in the final round on Saturday, falling 40 runs short in their chase against Tambellup.

The round 15 loss had no implications for Broomehill’s final ladder position, having already stitched up top spot the week prior.

Broomehill were set 160 to win in Tambellup but a middle-order collapse prevented them from finishing their season undefeated with Tambellup notching their sixth win of the season.

Opening batter Jack Batchelor was dismissed by Connor Hawkins with the first ball of the innings to set the tone for Tambellup early.

Tambellup’s Devon Cristinelli continued his terrific form, snaring three crucial wickets in the middle order to prevent Broomehill from reaching the target.

Tambellup's Flynn Cristinelli at the crease.
Camera IconTambellup's Flynn Cristinelli at the crease. Credit: Daniel Rooney

The young quick took three wickets from 12 balls midway through the innings and was on a hat-trick in the 29th over.

Cristinelli dismissed Lewis Barritt for 16 to leave the visitors 5-110.

Two overs later he put Tambellup in total control, skittling Josh Matthews (11) before trapping Clancy Norrish (0) in front for a duck with the next ball.

Logan Lubcke (2) thwarted the hat-trick ball with a well-played defensive shot.

However, Matthew Lamont took the scalp of Milo Pearse (2) in the next over, leaving the visitors reeling at 8-117.

John Bonney (0) and Jack Kennedy (0) followed suit as Broomehill fell to their lowest total of the season, all out for 119.

Cristinelli’s electric spell garnered brilliant figures of 4-19 and he was well supported by Connor Hawkins (3-44).

James Barritt provided scoring drive for Broomehill in a tough day out, hitting 50 off 54 balls.

Earlier Tambellup were anchored by strong knocks from Flynn Cristinelli (58) and Hawkins (22) on their way to a strong total.

Broomehill had strong bowling contributions from James Barritt (3-32), Batchelor (3-19) and Lewis Barritt (3-30).

In the other fixture, Kendenup were comfortable seven-wicket winners over Wanderers.

Set 162 to win, Kendenup reached that total inside 30 overs after strong knocks from George Liddiard (77) and Cameron Walsh (59no) to finish on 3-163.

Broomehill's James Barritt pulls.
Camera IconBroomehill's James Barritt pulls. Credit: Liam Croy / Great Southern Herald/RegionalHUB

Earlier Wanderers posted 161 all out with contributions from Toby Quartermaine (47) and Elijah Quartermaine (46).

Clinton Gilbert (3-16) and Maxwell Wright (2-18) did the damage with the ball for Kendenup.

The GSCA has a bye for the long weekend. Finals begin on Saturday, March 11.

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