The Leeton District Cricket Association season got underway for 2018/19 with a Twenty20 doubleheader on Saturday at Mark Taylor Oval with LSC Colts taking on L&DCC while Narrandera took on the Yanco Cricket Club.
In the opening game, L&D won the toss and elected to bat however it was the Colts who made the first impact as Josh Carn (4/14) dismissed Ferrets captain Ben Elwin (0) with the third ball of the day. Daniel Muir and Steve Campbell looked to get the L&D’s innings back on track with a 29-run stand before Campbell (16) was dismissed by Cooper Sharman (1/18).
Muir (20) looked to keep the runs ticking over however the introduction of Hugh Collins into the attack proved to be destructive as he picked up four quick wickets to see the Ferrets sitting on 7/55. Ben Killen (8) added some late runs, but the Ferrets were bowled out for 69 in 17.2 overs.
Small targets can often be the hardest to chase, and in reply, the Colts made a slow start as Nathan Tang (2), and Matt Del Guzzo (0) fell in quick succession to see their side rocking at 2/13.
Glen Vitnell (2) was run out by Justin Kelly, however, captain Nathan Carn (35*) lead his side to victory with assistance from Collins (12) and Jarryd Day (2*) to see the Colts reach the target with six wickets in hand.
In the later game, Narrandera made the bold call to send the Yanco side into bat, and it looked and inspired choice as they were able to make an immediate breakthrough as captain Brent Lawrence was able to dismiss Angus Boulton (0) in the second over.
While opener Matt Dedini (29) was able to plug away at the other end, it was tough to find a stable partner as the bowling of Dave Kroek (4/12) proved difficult for the Stags to handle. Jason Burke (18) add some late runs before the Yanco side was eventually bowled out for 79 in 18.3 overs.
The Carpheads found the early stages tough as Jonathon Doyle (0) and Haydn Emerson (2) fell to the bowling of Dedini (2/11) while Danyon Evans (1/8) picked up the wicket of Lachie Jess (1).
Needing a captain’s knock Brent Lawrence (37) came to the crease and provided the stability that was required while being help with contributions from Tom Butterfield (10*) and Dillion Penhall (8) seeing the Carpheads pick up a five-wicket win.