Darke Peak 10/172 def by Rudall 8/213
RUDALL won the toss and elected to bat with the wicket looking quicker than a dry bowling green.
M. Noble and Hampel opened the innings and had the runs flowing quickly until the Kenny Show had Hampel caught behind. Only a few runs were added to the total before C. Evans was dismissed without scoring, also by Kenny.
It took a bowling change to land a few more quick wickets with Schubert claiming Burton and Smith putting Rudall at 4/62
Then came the Noble domination with a solid 99-run partnership, J. Noble was punching out boundaries and M. Noble was keeping the job.
Butterfield was handed the ball after drinks and had J. Noble chasing a flighty one and was caught for 55.
M. Noble was not about to give away his wicket cheaply and he started making quick work of getting to his milestone.
Lovegrove did not sit on the shelf for long and Roberts and Martin both left the gate open for Butterfield to claim his four wickets, Rudall batting out their overs with M. Noble not out on 109 and R. Evans two.
Meyer and Haines looked threatening until Haines got a schnicker off C. Evans for 38.
Stutley left for 20 caught leg before and the Evans boys teamed up to remove Meyer.
R. Martin made quick work of the middle order getting four wickets which left J. Noble to clean up Darke Peak’s innings, all out for 172.
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Cowell 3/326 def Port Neill 10/76
It was a surprise to everybody in Cowell when captain Zac Crabb won the toss and elected to bat first.
T. Schumann (144) slacked a day off work to open the batting for Cowell.
He hit 11 sixes during his innings including one on top on the roof of the clubrooms.
He was also dropped six times by Port Neill, so you can argue about whether he batted well or not.
Z. Wykamp (55) and K. Fiegert (50 not out) also batted well, contributing to Cowell's mammoth total of 3/326.
Port Neill came out swinging and they had to if they were to have any chance of getting a win.
T. Davey (19) skied one 100 metres in the air but it was no worries for M. Roberts who caught it comfortably behind his head with his eyes closed.
A. Klingberg (5/4) and J. Wykamp (5/41) bowled superbly tearing through the Port Neill batting order.
J. Close slapped a humming ball from second slip to gully, which was taken by L. Helps and Port Neill were all out for 10/76 with J. Solly (17 not out) batting well.