Alec Duly on the attack during his 99-run partnership with Snowy Hinton as PBBC Colts made 6-166  against Diggers Dragons at Br
Alec Duly on the attack during his 99-run partnership with Snowy Hinton as PBBC Colts made 6-166 against Diggers Dragons at Br

Sawtell battle bravely as Rebels defend huge total


Nth District Rebels (257) v Sawtell 2 (57 & 8/43)

A massive total of 257 posted by the Rebels on Day 1, resulted in the Sawtell team endeavouring to avoid the outright victory on day two with only nine players to call on. To Sawtell's credit they weathered the storm to lose the game on first innings, however, it was a dominant performance from the Rebels team. Best performers for the Rebels were Gurminder Saro (54, 2/1 & 1/2), Sam Davey (26 no, 2/9 & 4/4), Nick Smith (23), Jamie Arthur (62, 1/2 & 1/3), Fraser Duryea (10), Harinder Husna (14), William Cronin (11 & 2/4) and Mitch McCann (1/2 & 1/5). For Sawtell, good contributions from Keith Campbell (16), Peter Hawley (14), Rhys Watson (13), Peter Hawley (2/29) and Craig McGiver (2/27).

PBBC Colts (6/166) v Diggers Dragons (62 & 7/42)

A 99-run partnership by Alec Duly (63 no) and Snowy Hinton (38) for the sixth wicket laid the foundation for a first innings victory by the PBBC Colts. Notable bowling for Diggers came from Brock Hutchinson (2/16). The Colts pressed for the outright victory, but were denied by solid resistance from Diggers. Good bowling in the second innings for the Colts from Kai Constable (2/2) and Will Franklin (2/4), the latter picking up seven wickets for the match, kept the game interesting to the end.

Sawtell Breakers (79) v Diggers Hurricanes (167)

Sawtell showed guts and team spirit against a talented team to bowl them out and then bat out their allotted 50 overs. For Diggers, good performances from Scott Mainey (68), Mitchell Turner (18), Jack Fuller (19 no), Brad Turner (2/9) and Ben Williams (2/11). Sawtell were best served by David Angus (18), Daniel Crossley (19), Michael Killeen (14 no), Jody Brady (3/8), Tyson Nelson (2/13) and Daniel Crossley (2/21).


Diggers Demons (5/110) v Sawtell 1 (7/52)

The Diggers batsmen complied a good total of 110 runs with contributions from Tyler White (25 ret), Jack O'Neill (25 ret) and AJ Milan (19). Sawtell toiled hard with only eight fielders with Matt Sollart (2/9) and Josh Lloyd (2/11) putting in great efforts. In reply, Sawtell made 7/52 with Dylan Tighe (17) and Matt Wright (9) providing good innings. Bowling for Diggers was highlighted by Joel Biddolph (3/4) and Rhys Tolhurst (2/7), while Max Hastings took a great catch early in the innings.

Sawtell 2 (53) v Nth District Rebels (67)

Both sides produced good bowling, resulting in a low-scoring match. Sawtell had three run outs and then dropped catches in the field which cost them dearly. For the Rebels, Michael Singh (27 ret), Harmeet Sheru (11) and Burnum Anderson (14) performed well, while for Sawtell Michael Oates (16) and Kyle Smidt (11) made good contributions.


PBBC Colts 2 (81) v Sawtell 2 (48)

Thanks to the PBBC Colts 2 for a great game, just too good on the day. For Sawtell, a much better fielding and bowling effort, with Rhys Johnson having a great game in the field and with the ball. Some good wicket keeping from Cain Holland and Monte Sonter. For the Colts, good efforts from Josh Bullivant (12 runs), Ben Hunter (22 runs & 2/0) and Alex Trusley (2/0).

Sawtell 1 (7/51) v Eagle Boys Nth District Rebels (57)

A very thrilling game contested between two very good teams. Eagle Boys fielding and running between wickets a highlight. For Eagle Boys, Kyle Williams (6), Tom Geyson (7), Callum Body (4) and Jack Laverty (4) got runs, while in the bowling department Dylan Stichbury (1/4), Rohan Linnane (1/12), Brannon Murray (1/4) and Jack Lavert (1/1) contributed.

Nana Glen (67) v Stocks & Hogan Core & Saw (76)

Stocks & Hogan batted first to make a good total of 76 with Ben Watson (11 no) and Nick Stanton-Vedt (19 no) featuring. For Nana Glen, good bowling came from Sean McCarthy (1/8). In reply Nana Glen made a very competitive 67 with Mason Wells (11), Campbell Clemson (8) and Max Burmester (8) featuring. Ben Watson took 2/11 for Stocks & Hogan.

Diggers (2/95) v PBBC Colts 3 (7/43)

For Diggers, Dylan (27 no), Hammon (16 no) and Trent (3/0). For PBBC Colts, Nathan Spinks (1/2).


Nth District Rebels Nth (Ave 4.07) v West Coffs 1 (Ave 20.5)

A great team effort in all aspects of the game, fielding, batting and bowling for West Coffs resulted in a good win. Notable contributions came from Nathan Gett (23 runs & 2/6), Dillon Leehy (13 runs & 2/5), Mitchell Bayliss (2/5), Joshua Wear (13 runs & 1/4) and Damon Rootes (14 runs & 1/5). For the Rebels, Anv Grewal (10 runs & 2/9) and Ramon Phoonie (1/5) played well.

Sawtell (Ave 4.125) v Nth District Rebels Sth (Ave 4.75)

A very close game, with runs hard to score due to the extremely thick University Oval grass. For Sawtell, Ritchie Tidswell (four runs) top scored with JA Jacob (four runs), while in the bowling department James Nicholas (2/3) and Jordan Andrew (2/1) made good efforts. For the Rebels, fine bowling from Jake Munro (2/0).

West Coffs 2 (Ave 22) v Diggers (Ave 7.6)

West Coffs won on the day with good efforts for Diggers coming from Rory Tolhurst (16 runs), Connor White (1/6), Liam Dougherty (9 runs) and Riley Hoy (1/11).

Nth District East (Ave 11) v PBBC Colts 1 (Ave 31.1)

Great game by two young sides played with good spirit. Colts player Nathan Wendt with a great direct hit performed a run-out from the boundary and also hitting a four while batting. Special thanks to Killarney Brinkmeir of Nth Districts for filling in for the Colts on the day. Killarney belted four fours in his innings of 19 runs but it didn't have any reflection on the score at the end on the day. Other good performances came from Mitchell Webber (14) for Nth Districts, while for the PBBC Colts Marley Parkinson (4/12) and Jake Howarth (2/20) did well.

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