The Western NSW Under-13 Cricket Carnival kicked off in style on Monday, and it had everything - big hits, classic catches, speedsters, tweakers putting batsmen into a spin and miraculous run outs too.
Mitchell was thumped by Blacktown at Country Club Oval and Northern District did an equally dominant job on South Coast at Riawena Oval, while the Orange Invitational XI suffered a disappointing loss to Mosman after a sterling bowling performance at KWS Main Oval.
In an underwhelming performance with the bat as a team, Bathurst's Hamish Siegert was the only batsman to pass double figures as Mitchell was skittled for 100.
Siegert scored 39 of those, with extras the next top-scorer on 24 followed by the Blue Mountains' Charlie Griffith (8).
Kunj Chanela (3-16) and Lachlan Herrenberg (3-10) were Blacktown's best with the ball, while Said Obaidi (2-11) also took multiple scalps.
Gaurav Dogra (32) led the way for Blacktown with the bat, before Nick Freedman (17) and Changela (18 not out) saw their side home with almost 30 overs to spare.
At Riawena, South Coast could only muster 61 against Northern District.
Although South Coast made Northern District work hard, the latter side passed the required total with four wickets and 14 overs in hand.
At Kinross' Main Oval, Orange did a magnificent job to restrict Mosman to just 125.
Kinross' Luke Hunter had a day out in the field, taking three wickets along with a spectacular catch and a run-out as well, to be directly involved in five of the 10 dismissals.
Scott Bagby (29), Stirling Stewart (25) and Milo Hogarth-Scott (16) were the Whales' best with the bat, while the 24 extras Orange conceded played a big role in helping them to triple figures as well.
There was an undeniable spring in the Orange players' steps as they came from the field, to restrict Mosman - the reigning under-13 champions - to 125 was a spectacular effort.
However the Invitational XI couldn't back it up with willow in hand as Everett and Henry Oxenham tore through the black and golds, taking 4-14 and 2-3 respectively, to help roll Orange for 80 in 37 overs.
In the opening day's other games Lachlan played Parramatta, ACT Gold played Manly-Warringah, Wagga Wagga played Illawarra, Dubbo played ACT Blue and Penrith played Shoalhaven
Keep checking www.centralwesterndaily.com.au, along with the newspaper, for photos and wrap-ups from each of the day's, finishing with Thursday's play-offs.