The change of format after the Christmas break has seen Narrandera adapt best after they picked up a 27-run win over L&D at Mark Taylor Oval on Saturday in the first 40-over match of the season.
The Carpheads won the toss and elected to bat with James Sullivan and Anthony Craig able to make a strong start.
The pair put on 35 for the first wicket before Maclean Crompton (1/39) struck to remove Sullivan (5) while Tom Butterfield (0) departed shortly after when he was bowled by Bryce Rogers (1/9).
Narrandera captain Brent Lawrence joined Craig out in the middle, and the pair were able to get their side into a strong position with a 39-run partnership before Lawrence (12) was caught off the bowling of Adrian Axtill.
Craig continued to keep the scoreboard ticking over by the bowling of Axtill would prove to be a restricting factor.
When special guest Craig Dodson (9) was bowled by Axtill (6/12) the Narrandera side would go on to lose 5/9 including the inform Craig (42) which eventually saw the Carpheads bowled out for 116 in 32 overs.
It was a tough start for the Ferrets in reply as they lost the wickets of Mathew Axtill (1) and Harrison Steele (0) inside the first two overs to be sitting on 2/1.
Rogers and Tyler O'Connell were tasked with rebuilding their side innings after the difficult start with a 22-run partnership before Rogers (16) was stumped off the bowling of Brodie Perram (1/21).
Adrian Axtill looked to help O'Connell keep the score ticking over and were able to get their side to 47 before Axtill (16) fell to Lawrence while Crompton was caught off the bowling of Dodson to have the Ferrets sitting on 5/48 after 22 overs.
Lawrence (4/15) would prove to be challenging to deal with as he picked up the wickets of O'Connell (23), Bryce Collins (1) and Dylan Browne (0) while Dodson (2/19) claimed the wicket of Dylan McKellar (1) to all but wrap up victory for the Carpheads.
Kai Schmetzer and Caleb Watson (13*) tried to give their side a chance of chasing the remaining runs however Rob Keech (2/6) claimed the wicket of Schmetzer (12) to see the Ferrets bowled out for 89 with the Carpheads taking a 27-run win.
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