Contests could go either way
HEADING into the second day of first grade matches this Saturday, both matches are flip of the coin contests.
The bowlers had the better of the contests in first grade leaving Diggers needing 87 runs with six wickets in hand to beat Nana Glen while Coffs Colts require another 122 runs with seven wickets remaining to beat Sawtell.
If Sawtell and Nana Glen manage to defend their modest totals they can both be thankful for a single partnership that pushed them across the line.
Nicklaus Stanlan-Velt and Tim Anderson came together for Nana Glen when the score was 5-42 but their 78 run stand helped push the final total to 133.
For Sawtell it was Brendan Foote and Liam Watson-Merritt who steadied the ship after the reigning premier was reduced to 4-24.
Foote and Watson-Merritt added 60 runs to help steady the ship before veteran Kel McMillan added some valuable runs late in the innings.
In response it was slow going for the Colts who crawled to 3-22 off 23 overs.
Meanwhile Coffs Harbour's representative team kept its hopes of winning the North Coast title alive with a strong win over Lower Clarence.
- See Wednesday's Coffs Coast Advocate for the full scorecards.