The Exies Eagles and Coro Cougars look like they will be having a tough battle for the top spot in the GDCA fourth grade competition.
The Cougars took on Hanwood and were able to make a strong start after winning the toss.
While Riley Sillis (4) fell early to the bowling of Wyatt Carter (1/9) but Ryan Andrighetto and Jai Kenny were able to get their side moving towards a defendable total.
The second-wicket partnership was able to put on 35 runs before Andrighetto (18) was caught off the bowling of Lachlan Wynne (1/24).
Kenny (50 ret.) kept the scoreboard ticking over with Rajinderpal Brar before the Hanwood bowlers started to make inroads.
Jonah Serafin (2/4) and Brad Whitworth (1/11) were able to help restrict Coro to 6/106 off their 25 overs.
Whitworth (11) and Serafin (9) were able to get their side off to a decent start with the bat, but the bowling of Coro swung the momentum quickly.
Elemeniko Valele (2/6) and Roy Condon (2/3) were the main wicket-takers as the Hanwood side lost 6/7 before being bowled out for 54 and see the Cougars take a 52-run victory.
Meanwhile, Exies Eagles were able to continue their strong start to the season with a 35-run win over Leagues.
While Yash Rathi (0) was run out early by Violet Leach, Fletcher Robertson and Jordon Williams were able to get the Eagles back on track.
When Williams (20) fell to the bowling of Charlie Morel (1/5), Ted Files picked up where he left off along with Robertson.
Ethan McDonald (1/6) picked up the wicket of Robertson (40), while Reif Leach (1/5) took the wicket of Files (20).
Braxton McDonald (3/5) was the pick of the Panthers bowlers as they restricted the Eagles to 123 when they were bowled out in the final over.
While Harry Morel (34) and Reif Leach (17) were able to get starts, the Leagues batting was restricted by the tight bowling from Rathi (2/4), and Williams (2/7) saw the Panthers bowled out for 88.
The Eagles will be looking to push further into the lead this week when they take on Diggers while the Panthers take on Hanwood, with Coro having the bye.
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