Opener paves the way
SAWTELL-TOORMINA Breakers' under-15 player Ben Tidswell shone as an opener with an outstanding 29 and gained valuable support from several of his fellow batsman to post a strong win against clubmates Crusaders on Saturday.
The Crusaders suffered from the heat and some bad luck to be all out in their first innings for 45.
Peter Hawley tried hard for his 12 while Craig McIver showed fighting spirit in holding on to his wicket for most of the innings.
Sawtell/Toormina Breakers (131) def. Sawtell/Toormina Crusaders (45 and 40).
Breakers: Ben Tidswell 29, Joshua Brady 11 and 4-7 for the match, David Angus 10, Brian Dulin 11, Shawn Beaumont 14.
Crusaders: Peter Hawley 12.
Diggers Dragons (133) def. Diggers Hurricanes (124).
Dragons: Tom Bishop 60, Jarrod Storey 24, Brock Hutchinson 2-17, Joe Wilman 2-9, Matthew Hives 2-10.
Hurricanes: Ben Williams 35, Ben Miller 21, Mitchell Turner 19.
A great way to start the season with both Diggers teams showing good early form.
Tom Bishop (60) and Jarrod Storey (24) helped the Dragons to a defendable 133 before tight Dragons bowling then contained a valiant Hurricanes charge who were bowled out for 124 in the 48th over.
Both teams enjoyed their first match of the season and look forward to their return match later in the season.
West Coffs 1 def. West Coffs 2 on forfeit.
West Coffs 1: Damon Rootes 12, James Leonard 11, Joshua Wear 1-5.
West Coffs 2: Timothy Newans 13 and 1-9, Harrison Stanton 12 and 1-17, Andrew Brooks 1-15, Joseph Tyler 1-18.
Sawtell/Toormina (13.4) def. Northern Districts Rebels (5.4).
Sawtell/Toormina: Harmandeep Sidhu 3-5, Tom Hewitt 2-1, Matthew McHeyzer 7.
Rebels: Kai Noonan 5.
A great start to the season from both teams with all the boys having agreat morning's cricket.
For the Rebels Angus Rissel bowled accurately and fielded well while Mitchell Webber scored four runs and also bowled a good straight line.
Sawtell's Matthew Heitzer scored seven runs and took a wicket with his first ball while Harmandeep Sidhu was the pick of the bowlers with three great wickets.
A big thankyou to all the coaches, scorers and parents for making this a great game.
Diggers (5/97) def. Sawtell/Toormina 2 (8/28).
Diggers: Matt McAtear 25, Jacob Wilson 16, Patrick Harrington 2-0, Harman Schi 2-1, Trent Dierich 2-1.
Sawtell/Toormina: Monte Sonter 1-5 and 2 runs.
Bowling first, Sawtell/Toormina started well taking early wickets but the Diigers batting attack soon got on top and stayed there.
Sawtell/Toormina tried hard all day in the field pulling off some good run outs but in the end Diggers proved too strong across the park.
Monte Sonter exemplified their effort by batting through the entire Sawtell innings and having a great day in the field.
A great effort from both teams.
Northern District Rebels (5/70) def. City Colts 2 (3/66).
Rebels: Adrian Wares 12 and 1-2, Luke Murray 11 no, Matthew Arnold 10.
Colts 2: Ben Hunter 18 no and 3-4, Tyrone Cordell 2-12.
The Rebels grafted out a tough win against a courageous Colts outfit.
Sawtell/Toormina 1 (5/104) def. Nana Glen (3/48).
Sawtell/Toormina: Jake Murphy 19 no, John Lovett 14, Luke Corlis 10 no.
Nana Glen: Jerry Wishwell 11 and 2-5.
Nana Glen fought hard to restrict Sawtell/Toormina to 5/104 despite playing short and followed this up with a good defensive batting display.
In the end Sawtell/Toormina were too strong and came away with a solid win in a game enjoyed by both teams.
Northern District Rebels (5/88) def. Diggers Demons (7/64).
Rebels: Michael Singh 25 ret, Alex Davey 26 ret.
Demons: Jack O'Neill 9, L. Sim-Chambers 2-3.
Michael Singh and Alex Davey batted very well on a very slow Jetty Oval to put together a partnership of 47 and guide the Rebels.
Supported by a strong team effort in the field which resulted in four run outs, the Rebels scored a well earned victory.