THE second day of the Western NSW Under 15 Carnival was full of runs yesterday.
Orange CYMS batsman Michael Hannelly plundered 96 to lead Mitchell to a thumping 93-run win over Illawarra at Riawena yesterday.
Hannelly combined with Bathurst’s Ryan Peacock (56) in a 144-run fourth wicket partnership to catapult Mitchell to a huge total of 5-245 from its 50 overs.
In reply, despite a fighting knock of 73 from Nicholas Henderson, Illawarra was torn apart by Brenton Chapman (6-24) and bowled out for 152.
The win was Mitchell’s second consecutive and the black caps now sit on top of their pool, needing only to beat ACT Blue at Glenroi Oval today to ensure a spot in the final.
At Jack Brabham (1) a Wade Burrowes inspired Dubbo made light work of South Coast.
South Coast could only muster 152 batting first, thanks to Nathan Harrington (58), who lifted his bat for the second time this week.
In reply, Burrows (58) also knocked up his second consecutive half-ton, leading his side to a four-wicket victory.
Dayne Johnson and Matt Hiriar starred for Shoalhaven in its win, the pair knocking up 76 and 73 respectively.
After ACT Blue were dismissed for 161, Jack Adamson top scored with 48, Johnson and Hiriar combined in a spectacular third wicket partnership, leading their team to an eight wicket win.
Callum Franchi took both the wickets for ACT Blue in a good spell which netted him 2-18.
In yesterday’s other game, ACT Gold (240) cruised to comfortable 88-run win over Wagga at Jack Brabham (2).
Of the other games today, Wagga plays Dubbo at Jack Brabham (1), Shoalhaven takes on Illawarra at Jack Brabham (2).