Camperdown Chronicle
Pelicans retain winning form to reach third on the ladder

BOOKAAR won its second straight match in South West Cricket’s division one competition.

The Pelicans skittled hosts Terang for just 99 on turf, largely thanks to a three wicket haul from Tim Fitzgerald.

Fitzgerald picked up three of the Goats’ top five scalps to finish with figures of 3/16 from 10 overs.

Opening bowler Fraser Lucas picked up Terang skipper Liam Geary cheap early on as he proved economical in finishing with 2/14 off 10.

Dom Cunningham (1/11) and Charlie Lucas (1/15) also chimed in with the ball.

In reply, the Pelicans lost Fitzgerald without scoring before fellow opener Eddie Lucas formed a number of solid partnerships.

He remained unbeaten on 64 as the Pelicans chased down the target in the 30th over to win by six wickets.

Bookaar is third on the ladder ahead of this Saturday’s home fixture against Noorat at Camperdown Showgrounds.

The Pelicans’ division three side continued its unbeaten start to the season with a four wicket triumph at Boorcan Recreation Reserve.

Batting first, the Dragons made 9/91 as Nick Jones (3/14), Johnny Hooper (2/13) and Zach Sinnott (2/14) were the main destroyers with the ball.

Opening bowler Greg Teal also proved instrumental in the result, finishing with 1/8 off his eight overs, which included four maidens.

Jones was just as damaging with the bat, as he remained unbeaten at the crease with 37 as Bookaar chased down the target in 26 overs.

Taj Merrett (20) was the only other Pelican to reach double figures.

Next up, Bookaar will travel to take on Woorndoo this weekend.