DUBBO'S Tom Atlee, ACT under 15s' Josh Low-McMahon and South Coast's Ben Lavender produced sterling individual performances to help their Black side claim an easy win over Gold in Tuesday night's Western NSW Under 15 Select Twenty20 invitational match-up at Wade Park on Tuesday night.
Each team playing in this week's carnival nominates two players who are then divided into two sides for the T20 match-up, with Atlee and Low-McMahon dominating with the bat and Lavender doing the same with the ball.
Atlee and Low-McMahon have both been in sterling form for their sides so far in the carnival proper, and transferred that into the T20 match-up, retiring with 30 not out and 31 not out respectively, leading their side to 6-158 from its 20 overs.
In reply, the Gold side were chugging along reasonably well until Lavender came on and promptly snared 5-8 from 2.2 overs to help skittle Gold for just 84.
Batting first, Black lost St George's Joey Sarter (0) early on, but Atlee and Low-McMahon put their side back into a commanding position with a 69-run second wicket stand.
ACT under 14s' Aiden Cowie (17), Blacktown's Akash Suventhiran (25) and Shoalhaven's Ben Wiggins (17) all chipped in as well, catapulting their side to a more than defendable score.
Dubbo's James Nelson was the best of the Gold bowlers, taking 3-26 from his three overs.
Needing a tick under eight an over from the get-go, Gold didn't start particularly well, losing Wakatipu High School's Reece Collin (0), Manly-Warringah's Byron Bates (2) and Wagga Wagga's George Kendall (0) to be struggling at 3-23.
However in-form Mitchell batsmen Nick Broes (37 not out), from Bathurst, and ACT under 14s' gun Abdullah Haroon (15) steadied the ship, taking the score to 60 before the latter was dismissed.
From there, with six wickets in hand Gold needed 99 from 72 balls - a more than doable prospect.
The South Coast quick sparked a remarkable collapse, snaring a bagful as Gold lost 6-24 in the space of five overs, to slump to a 74-run loss.