Leagues were on the front foot early against Diggers during their fourth round of the GDCA fourth grade season.
After winning the toss and electing to bat, the Panthers made the most of their time in the middle with their first three batsmen retired from posting scores of over 40.
Michael Cudmore (41), Noah Gaske (42) and Patrick Payne (42) were all forced into retirement with the first actual wicket not falling until Fergus Shelton (4) was dismissed by Brock Parmenter (1/12) with the score on 109 with 14 overs gone.
Patrick Gunn (10) and Nobeljit Kalsi (10) were the only other batsmen who reached double digits as the side reached a finishing total of 6/189 off 25 overs to set up a challenging chase for Diggers.
It was a tough start for Diggers as they lost Charlie O’Sullivan (1), William Charles (7) and Parmenter (1) fell with Chaise Sergi (1/9), Leo Forner (2/3), Alex Minato (1/1) doing the damage to leave Diggers at 3/15.
Joel Schaefer (9) was the top scorer for the Diggers as along with Ben Fattore (4) lifted the side to 30 before quick wickets again put them on the back foot.
Gaske back up his form with the bat to take three quick wickets in his three overs to finish with figures of 3/11 to eventually see Diggers reach the end of their 25 overs on 9/49.
In the other game between Exies took a convincing win over the Coro Cougars.
After winning the toss and electing to bat, Coro found themselves in a problematic losing quick wickets putting them on the back foot.
The side fell to 6/18 with Jack Mingay (2/2), and Jayden Quinn (2/3) picked up two wickets each before Richie Spencer (1) and Jake Rand put on eight runs to get the side to 25.
Some late runs from Cooper Rand (11) helped lift the side to 10/54 off their 25 overs.
It was a quick chase for Exies with Bohdy Martin (2), and James Roche (35) got the side off to a flying start with an opening stand of 47 before Rhys Carnell (1/3) struck to remove Martin.
Lucas Irvin (2) fell soon after when he was caught by Cooper Rand off the bowling of Ben Wood (1/7) with the score on 54 before Exies were able to pass the score with eight wickets in hand.
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