BDCA, rounds 1-7: Donnybrook returns for 2019/2020 Second Grade competition

Donnybrook celebrated a 21-run victory over Harvey-Benger in Round One of the Bunbury and Districts Cricket Association's 2019/2020 Second Grade competition.

Dons' opening batsman Bradman May was dismissed for one, before fellow opener Mark Manea notched up a solid 22 runs.

After the dismissal of captain James Harcourt (0), teammate Paul Reynolds secured an impressive 59 off 116 balls (including seven fours).

Troy Skippings (19), Shaun Towers (19), and Norman Bedford (16 not out) led the Dons to a total of 8/184 from 45 overs.

Harvey-Benger opener Haydn Jones knocked five fours and two sixes on his way to an impeccable 46.

Francois Roelofsz secured 24, before captain Scott Fowler (28), Hamish Minton (21), and Matthew Chave (20) upped the run rate.

Donnybrook's Christopher Morgan (5/30 from nine) assisted in dismissing Harvey-Benger for 163.

Following a Round Two bye, the Dons returned to Egan Park for their much-anticipated showdown with Colts in Round Three.

Top order batsmen Philip Welsh (31) and Dion Parker (18) excelled early on, before Towers hit 39 off 33 (including three fours and one six).

Chasing the home side's total of 7/178, Colts' openers Jaysen Miguel (6) and Timothy Stewart (0) were quickly sent packing.

Jake Michell top scored for the visitors with 15, while lower order batsmen Thomas Host and Rory Binnie made 12 each.

Guided by Parker (3/12 for four) and Towers (3/21 from 6.1), Donnybrook dismissed Colts for just 72.

After their clash with Hay Park was abandoned, the Dons went up against Leschenault in Round Five.

Languishing on 5/77, Skippings (27, including five fours), Parker (23), and Bedford (19) brought Donnybrook back from the brink.

Going after the Dons' 136, Green Caps' opener Markus Glen (22) starred with the bat.

Thanks to Steven Denison (46no) and Ben Scott (42), Leschenault reached Donnybrook's total in 34.1 overs.

Travelling to Roche Park, the Dons were confident ahead of their Round Six blockbuster against Collie.

The visitors were left stunned, following the quick dismissals of Manea (0), Welsh (9), and May (0).

Despite the efforts of Harcourt (28, including five fours) and Mason Cooper (10), Donnybrook was all out for a measly 61.

The Coalminers went on to reach Donnybrook's total with 30 overs remaining.

Returning to Egan Park in Round Seven, Donnybrook cruised to a nine-wicket win over Eaton.

Suffering devastating middle and lower order collapses, the Beavers limped to 68.

The Dons needed just 18.1 overs to reach the visitors' total.

Round Eight will see Donnybrook go up against fifth-placed Marist at Forrest Park.