A change of formats to Twenty20 enabled play to be completed in all games on day two of the Western NSW Junior Cricket Carnival on Tuesday.
Organisers figured there was a better chance of 20 over games being completed than the normal 50-over format from day one after thunderstorms dumped 14 millimetres of rain.
It led to plenty of action across the nine artificial pitch venues.
The match between Parramatta and Wagga Wagga was one of the closest of the day with the city team taking until the 19th over to pass Wagga’s score of 76.
Damien Guild picked up 5-11 off four overs for Parramatta while Jaxson Allen made 33 for Wagga.
Guild then backed up to make 32 runs before retiring not out.
ACT Blue made it two victories from two games with Kai Brunker picking up four wickets for just three runs as they tumbled Lachlan for just 34 runs.
He also took a catch and contributed eight not out as the ACT side completed victory with 5-35 off 10 overs.
Brunker has now taken six wickets in the first two games.
After dismissing ACT Yellow for 59 Illawarra’s openers proved too much for the bowlers by reaching the winning total unbeaten.
Angus Campbell made 36 not out and Ryan Cattle made 23 not out to steer Illawarra to victory.
It completed a great game for Cattle who also picked up three wickets for just seven runs, all bowled, earlier.
It was a tough day for Central West teams with Mitchell, Orange and Dubbo all losing their games.
Penrith made a strong total of 115 before Mitchell fought back but fell short with 5/100 off its 20 overs.
Ethan Haldane topscored for Penrith with 32 while Dan Hunter made 28 not out for Mitchell.
Orange was bowled out for 48 by a North West Sydney Maroon team which passed the home side’s total with 2/49 off 14.4 overs.
Heramb Bamra picked up 3-2 for the Sydney team.
Dubbo made 7/77 off its 20 overs but Blacktown Black swept to victory with 2/78 off 13.4 overs.
Liam Newman led the way with 48 not out for Blacktown including six fours and a six off just 43 balls.
Shoalhaven took until the final over to surpass South Eastern’s total of 113.
Tom Fletcher made 78 not out for Shoalhaven including seven fours and five sixes.
Max Nathan made 69 for South Eastern including 10 fours and a six.
Inner West Harbour made 67 to beat South Coast’s 9/55.
Opening bowler Cooper Brown took 3-10.
Blacktown Gold beat North Sydney Gold with Gurjit Singh achieving 3-10 and scoring 22 not out for Blacktown.
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