CHCA. Teams take easy wins

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Forest Stanley and Irishtown claimed effortless victories during round three of the Circular Head Cricket Association on Saturday.

In the Marrawah and Irishtown match, the home side batted the first innings on the Redpa oval.

Rocky Poke (5) and Matthew Saward (24) opened the innings, followed by Shane Babcock (19) at third in the order.

In his first senior appearance, 13-year-old Cooper Mallinson top scored with 33 runs in a 77 run partnership with Jaiden Popowski (26 not out).

Irishtown bowler Leslie Lambert claimed three wickets for 16 runs throughout the first innings, assisted by four catches from Paul Nichols for Marrawah to post 7/144.

In the second innings, Shaun Hammond (36) and Lambert (71 not out) hit high to comfortably reach the target with six wickets to spare on 4/150.

Marrawah bowler Jay Saward took two wickets for 16 runs alongside Jonathan Arnold (1/32) and Kalon Nicholls (1/36).

In the Smithton match between Trowutta Combine and Forest Stanley, the home team posted 72 runs in 24.2 overs.

Forest Stanley bowler Kade Hardy (3/10) was the main wicket taker alongside Eli Bellinger (1/0) and David Buchanan (1/9).

Shane Dennison was caught out for a duck in the second innings before Neville Bellinger (26 not out), Martyn Carr (11) and Brad Hardy (23 not out) finished off the work to total 2/73 in 15.2 overs with eight wickets to spare.

In round four of the Circular Head Cricket Association, Forest Stanley will host Irishtown while Marrawah and Trowutta Combine play at Redpa this Saturday (December 1) from 10am.

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