ACT Blue, Mitchell, South Coast and ACT Gold all came out of the first day of the Western NSW under 15 carnival victorious yesterday.
At Jack Brabham 2, Bathurst’s Ryan Peacock and Orange all-rounder Josh Coyte led the charge as Mitchell overcame Shoalhaven by six wickets.
With Shoalhaven batting first, Coyte snared 5-14 as the maroon caps were dismissed for 145.
In reply, Peacock compiled an unbeaten 66 to get Mitchell over the line, and combined in a good partnership with Bathurst’s Mark Day (46).
ACT Blue snuck home over Illawarra at Jack Brabham 1, scoring a three-wicket victory.
Gyan Wijekulasuriya knocked up 59, with good support from Kyle Tebal (56 not out) and Jacob Ralston (40) to guide Illawarra to 9-202 after its 50 overs.
In reply, Nikesh Joseph (68) and Matt Hogan (34) combined to help ACT Blue pass the total seven down.
A brilliant individual effort from Sachin Hall inspired a tight win for South Coast over Wagga at Jack Brabham 3.
Hall plundered 74 as South Coast score 9-240 batting first, before taking 3-24 to help his team knock Wagga over for 223, 17 runs short of victory.
Nathan Harrington (50) also rose the bat for South Coast, while Jack Reynolds bowled economically for Wagga, snaring 3-38.
After the automatic sprinklers were left on at Glenroi, soaking the pitch, the game was moved to Kinross where ACT Gold compiled a clinical two-wicket victory over Dubbo.
Batting first, Western Zone under 16 representatives Wade Burrows (65) and Scott Duffy (41 not out) salvaged the Dubbo innings, boosting it to a competitive total of 172.
ACT Gold had little trouble chasing the total down, however, as Kristane Weereratne plundered 65 to get his team over the line.