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Cricket clubs pays tribute to Ben Ward

Harvey-Benger and Waroona cricket clubs came together to play in the annual Ben Ward Cup day in Harvey on Saturday.

The day started with a modified masters match, 12 overs a side, with Waroona batting first posting 34 runs off 12 overs.

In reply Harvey-Benger posted 67 runs off their 12 overs. Both sides enjoyed the modified version of the match as well as the socialising.

Following the master’s match, Harvey-Benger won the toss and elected to bat first in the T20 match.

Harvey-Benger had an interesting start losing Zak Italiano second-ball of the match after a collision with fellow opener Francois Roelofsz caused an injury.

Zack Moody then quickly dismissed Harley Italiano and Matt Chave, effectively leaving the home side 3 for 18.

Roelofsz and Cooper Barndon shared in an outstanding 100-run partnership until Bardon was stumped for 22.

Roelofsz continued his incredible innings including hitting three 6s, one which nearly landed in the cricket nets.

Roelofsz brought up his maiden century with a boundary over square leg off the second last ball of the innings as Harvey-Benger ended their innings 3 for 161.

In reply, Waroona’s run chase started well with Nic Rep with Zack Moody hitting a couple of boundaries before Adam Marv Francis jagged one back to knock Rep over for 13.

When Alex Verrall dismissed Zack Moody for 22, Waroona were 2 for 49 off 8 overs.

Kerion Elliot (31) and Conner Daley (15 no) tried to lift the Warriors but Waroona was dismissed for 101 with the eight Harvey-Benger players all taking a wicket in the team effort.

Presentations were held at The Boundary at the conclusion of the match, in which Teresa Ward thanked the clubs for their support.

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