The Leagues Club Panthers have continued their strong start to the third-grade season after picking up their fourth win in as many matches after defeating Exies on Friday night.
After Exies won the toss and batted, the Panthers were able to make an early breakthrough as Ashmeen Dhillon (2) fell to the bowling of Patrick Payne (1/15), but Hayden Forner and Arjun Kamboj were able to get their side back on track.
The pairing looked to get their side towards a defendable total before Michael Cudmore (1/4) struck to remove Forner (20) with the score on 43 while Kamboj (21) fell five runs later when he was caught by Enzo Nolan off the bowling of Fergus Shelton (1/9).
Ryan Bock (10) and Brandon Williams (14*) added late runs but wickets from Cooper James (1/8) and Sam Payne (1/3) prevented Exies from getting away as they finished their 20 overs on 5/90.
The Panthers made a slow start with Enzo Nolan (0) and Shelton (0) falling without troubling the scorers while James (3) followed closely behind to see Leagues fall to 3/15.
The middle order of Patrick Gunn (20), Joel Schaefer (10) and Sam Payne (18) got their side back on track before three quick wickets to Dhillon (3/7) to see the Panthers on the back foot on 7/59 in the 16th over.
Noah Gaske (14*) and Nobeljit Kalsi (12*) got their side over the line in the final over.
Hanwood were able to come away with a convincing win over Coleambally thanks to the batting of Oliver and Tom Bartter.
Oliver and Liam Gilbert opened the batting and got their side off to a strong start before Gilbert (23) departed when he was dismissed by Jack Kidd (1/15).
The Bartter brothers were able to take the game away from the Nomads with both Oliver (50 ret.), and Tom (54 ret.) forced to retire after posting half-centuries.
Luke Demamiel (12) chipped in with the bat while Blake McDonald (1/35) and Oliver Kidd (1/14) taking late wickets to see Hanwood finish their 20 overs on a massive 3/176.
The top order from the Nomads got off to a decent start with McDonald (22) and Henry Lacey (22) reaching double digits before trouble struck.
Oliver Bartter (2/3) picked up two wickets while Callum Mirtschin (1/16), Daniel Whitworth (1/14), Luke Demamiel (1/8), Inam Ullah (1/8) and Gulfam Ahmad (1/1) taking a wicket each to see Hanwood take a 92-run win.
In the final game of the round, Coro was able to take a convincing win over Diggers.
Mayur Patel (10) was the only Diggers batsmen to break double digits as Kyle Bennett (4/2) ripping through the batting line up while Charlie Jones (3/3) and Ben Wood (2/1) chipping in with the ball to see Diggers bowled out for 31.
There was a slight stumble for the Cougars with Bennett (6) falling to the bowling of Ben Fattore (1/8), but that proved little more than a bump in the road as Jake Rand (19*) and Rhys Carnell (3*) guided their side to a nine-wicket win with 14.3 overs remaining.
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