The Wingham Under 12’s won the toss and sent Taree West into bat first at Central Park last Saturday, February 9.
Drew Gosper picked up a wicket in his first over, but then a solid partnership between the next two batters saw Taree West start to take control of the match.
Wingham had chances to break the partnership but it wasn't until a lucky deflection created a run-out for Callum Taylor and Wingham got the breakthrough they were searching for.
Lachlan Dawson (2/5 off two overs) and Charlie Pereira (2/9 off two overs) were the main destroyers of the Taree West middle order.
Oscar Platt chimed in for one wicket before another run-out from the quick thinking Jackson Barry saw Taree West all out for 85.
Wingham were in trouble early at 2-11 before Jackson Barry scored an excellent 42 and together with captain Cae Allen (15) provided a match saving partnership.
Wingham edging out victory at 8-90.
Next game: Tinonee v Wingham
Under 10’s Sixers
The Sixers returned to the Wingham Sporting Complex and were greeted with much better conditions than the previous week. Wingham won the toss and sent the Taree West Heat in to bat.
The quicker outfield ensured some of the bowlers were hit for plenty, but Lincoln Smith (2/12 off three overs) and Arabella Roohan (1/16 off three overs) kept a lid on the Taree West batters. Regular wicket keeper Kobi Lucas took the pads off and picked up his first bowling wicket of the season.
Sam Harris, Lincoln Smith and Ned Crawford all landed runouts with Crawford also taking a good catch to complete an improved fielding performance. Taree West closed their 20 over innings at 9/148.
Lincoln Smith (19) got the Wingham innings off to a brisk start, with Ned Crawford later scoring a blistering 35 featuring six fours and a six. Sam Harris (6) provided valuable support. Unfortunately it was not enough with the Sixers falling just short at 3/136 from their 20 overs.
Next game: Wingham travel to Forster to take on Great Lakes – Jacks Moving.
Under 10’s Thunder
The Thunder travelled to Rec 2 to take on the newly formed Taree West Stars.
Rylie Murray led the way with the bat scoring 29, with valuable contributions from Shawn Griffin (21), Gus Loretan (16) and Joshua Oliver (12).
Wingham completed their innings with a formidable 4-141 off 20 overs.
The chase proved challenging for the emerging Stars who finished their innings at 5-73. Shawn Griffin was exceptionally economical picking up two wickets.
Jack Wheatley also snared a wicket and Rylie Murray chipped in with a run-out.
Next game: The Thunder return to Wingham and will be facing Lower Manning United.