Mitchell maintains unbeaten record

MITCHELL completed its second consecutive victory in the Western New South Wales under 13 cricket carnival, defeating the ACT under 12s by three wickets at Jack Brabham 1 yesterday.

 After ACT won the toss and batted first, Orange’s Sam Ridley led the Mitchell attack, taking 2-11 as the visitors were bowled out for 162.

Bathurst duo Sam Hall (30) and Hamish McIntyre (28) top scored in the chase as the black caps got home comfortably.

Jacob Workman smashed 73 not out as Parramatta piled on 197 against Wagga Wagga at Wade Park, before teammate Atharva Patil took 4-15 to wrap up the Wagga innings at 153, despite a valiant 69 not out from Joshua Staines.

The second day of competition was a low-scoring day, with four teams being bowled out for less than 100.

After Jacob Lucas (62) led Lachlan to 9-177, Cooper Powderly snared 4-5 as Shoalhaven were dismissed for just 58.

Penrith claimed its second victory of the carnival at Glenroi Oval yesterday, passing Northern Districts’ total of 66 with seven wickets in hand with Justin Felsch finishing 38 not out in the chase.

Despite a huge spell from Thomas Graham, who took 4-5 from seven overs, Dubbo was unable to overcome Illawarra.

Graham helped Dubbo roll Illawarra for just 70, but despite the low total Illawarra took the chocolates.

Dubbo couldn’t recover from a devastating spell from Illawarra bowler James Shortland, who took 3-2, as it was rolled for just 67.

South Coast were bowled out for 46 against North Shore at Jack Brabham 2, with Flynn Zwinkels taking 3-11 from eight overs.

North Shore raced past the total, losing just two wickets in the process.

In the other game, Camden (7-127) easily accounted for ACT under 13s (7-108).

In today’s third day of competition, South Coast takes on ACT under 12s at Jack Brabham 1, Dubbo plays Wagga at Jack Brabham 2, Illawarra plays Penrith at Jack Brabham 3, Mitchell takes on North Shore at Glenroi Oval in a battle of the heavyweights, Shoalhaven plays Northern Districts at Kinross Lower, Parramatta meets Camden at Riawena Oval and ACT under 13s take on Lachlan at Molong.

l Western Zone under 16s lost their second game of the Bradman Cup carnival in Maitland yesterday, at the hands of Central North.

After winning the toss and batting first Western capitulated, and was bowled out for just 105.

Orange City all-rounder Daniel Donato top scored with 35.

Despite Kinross bowler Hugh Britton taking a wicket with the first ball of the innings, Western was unable to stop Central North powering to a comfortable five wicket win.

On Monday, day one of the carnival, Western took the chocolates over a strong North Coast team.

Bathurst’s Tom Galvin (45) led Western to 182 from its 50 overs, before Rhys Lloyd took 4-27 for the Bluebags as North Coast fell 20 runs short of victory.

Western plays Central Coast today at Maitland’s Howe Park.

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