The LSC Colts have maintained their strong start to the season in the shortest format with a six-wicket win over L&DCC at Mark Taylor Oval.
The Ferrets won the toss and were able to make a good start with the bat in hand with Mathew Axtill and Rhett MacGregor putting on 34 runs for the first wicket.
The Colts were able to rip through the middle order of the L&D CC side as when Hugh Collins struck to remove Axtill (14) the Ferrets lost 6/16.
Collins (3/15) picked up the wickets of Richard Smith (0) and Ben Elwin (3) while Matt Del Guzzo (3/15) dismissed MacGregor (10), Adrian Axtill (5) and Peter Lashbrook (0) in the space of five overs to see the Ferrets struggling on 6/50.
Justin Kelly was the only other batsmen for the Ferrets to get a start as they struggled to recover from their difficult position.
When Kelly (10) was dismissed by Nathan Carn (1/3), Scott McDonald (4) was run out by Jarryd Day as the side looked for runs while Cooper Sharman (1/18) picked up the wicket of Bryce Rogers (5).
Sam Alampi (5*) and Rhys Wilesmith (3*) added late runs to see their side finish their 20 overs on 9/80.
Nathan Tang and Collins were able to get their side off to a decent start getting the score to 17 before Wilesmith (1/23) took the wicket of Tang (9).
Unlike the Ferrets, the fall of one didn’t bring the fall of many as Collins, and Del Guzzo was able to push their side to within sight of victory.
The pairing put on 46 runs to see the Colts within 18 runs of victory when Del Guzzo (12) and Collins (30) fell to the bowling of Alampi (2/15) in the space of four balls.
Jarryd Day (10) was able to get a start and along with Nathan Carn (7*) before Day was run out by Scott McDonald with the scores level leaving it to Sharman (4*) to hit the winning runs with a boundary off his second ball.
The six-wicket win with two overs remaining means the Colts improve their record to three wins from the four Twenty20 games so far this season while L&D CC are fighting to stay in contention for the final having only won one T20 match this season.
With only two games remaining in the shortest format the Ferrets will need to win their remaining games and hope Yanco or the Colts drop their final two matches.
Next weekend will see a return to the 40-over format with the Colts taking on Yanco while L&D face off with Narrandera.