Hat-trick aids in win

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FRESH off a bye and washouts, the Leeton Soldiers Club Colts claimed their first victory of the Leeton District Cricket Association’s season on Saturday.
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EARNING EARLY HAT TRICK: Colts’ bowler Josh Carn was instrumental in holding the L&D batsmen down in their win on Saturday (pictured from a 2015-16 season match). Photo: Ron Arel

Led by bowler Josh Carn, who secured a hat-trick in his first club game for the year, the Colts accounted for the L&D CC Ferrets in what was a close match.

The Colts got over the line with an 18-run victory, leaving the Ferrets winless so far this season.

The Colts batted first and Glenn Vitnell (10) and Dylan Barnes (23) began to do some damage.

Vitnell was the first to fall, out LBW off a ball delivered by L&D’s Ben Elwin (2-15), replaced by Mackenzie Saddler (3).

Saddler fell from a ball delivered by Steve Campbell (3-21) caught by Mitch Hardie.

Nathan Carn (23) replaced Saddler and proceeded to chip away at the Ferrets.

Barnes was the next to go, falling LBW to a delivery from Steve Campbell.

Colts captain Jarryd Day (24) moved in after Barnes’ departure and continued to apply the pressure.

Carn fell LBW on a ball from Adrian Axtill (2-19) and would be replaced by Billy Dickinson (0) who was Axtill’s next victim out LBW.

He was followed shortly by Sam Cooper (0) who was bowled out by Campbell.

Todd Pattison (5) came in and covered Cooper’s loss, but hetoo fell without much of a contribution caught off the bowling of Campbell.

Alex Crelley (14*) came in after Pattison’s departure and continued to keep the runs flowing.

When Day finally fell from a delivery by Elwin, Callum Bell (1) came in to finish off the charge for the Colts at 131 runs.

First in for the Ferrets were Chris Cox (2) and Ben Elwin (0), but Cox would be the first to fall to Carn (4-21) and was replaced by Mitch Hardie (18), but before the dust had settled, Elwin was sent off the field.

The delivery by Carn was caught by Vitnell and set the stage for a stellar performance by Carn.

In for Elwin was Anthony Tocin (0), but Tocin wouldn’t get the chance to help his side, sent packing LBW by Carn.

Adrian Axtill (43*) pushed, but it was not enough as the Ferrets fell short by 18 runs on the day.

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