A match winning performance from 15-year old John Donaldson inspired Optimus Colts to victory over State Street in Division III of the Natwest Evening League at FB1 last night.

Donaldson tore through the State Street lower order, picking up a hat-trick - all clean bowled - with the last 3 deliveries of the innings, finishing with figures of 5-18 from his 3 over spell.

The teenager then hit an unbeaten 48 in a second-wicket century stand with Mark Ashburn, an innings that included one four and three sixes, propelling the Colts to a comfortable 9-wicket victory.

Elsewhere in the division, Centurion Braves consolidated their place at the top of the league with a 2-wicket victory over Jersey Post.