Invitational XI book cup final date at WACA ground

Michael TraillNarrogin Observer
Williams' Rodney Ford clips a ball into the legside.
Camera IconWilliams' Rodney Ford clips a ball into the legside. Credit: Photography, Arctic Moon Photography

The Invitational XI are through to the final of the revived Country Cup, beating Busselton-Margaret River in Fremantle on Sunday.

Williams’ Rodney Ford again produced a solid performance in the representative side, making 29 — taking his total with the team to 103. Ford has averaged 45 from three matches.

Towns’ Perrin Quartermaine couldn’t replicate his team-best performance of 61 runs from round two of the cup, falling for a duck at the hands of Yallingup-Oddsbods bowler Haig Colombera.

The Invitational XI posted a formidable 283 for the loss of six wickets, led by North Kalgoorlie’s Jay Collard — unbeaten on 94.

Busselton-Margaret River could only manage 154 runs, bowled out during the 43rd over.

Singleton Irwinians’ Timothy Hutchison collected a five-wicket haul and Waroona’s Daniel Abel claimed four.

Coach Tim Edmunds said playing at the WACA against Bunbury & Districts on December 2 is a rare opportunity for country cricketers.

The majority of country cricketers go their whole life and never get the opportunity to play at the WACA so it’s a rare and privileged opportunity the guys are looking forward to,” he said.

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