Twilight games

CHCA. The Circular Head Cricket Association has begun the  campaign.

In round one played in Smithton last Thursday, the twilight games resulted in victories to Irishtown and Forest Stanley.

Batting first, Irishtown opener Paul Nichols (0) failed to find momentum before Zaryn Monson (13), Shaun Hammond (29), Matthew Febey (48) and Isaac Perry (38) provided the effort required to find a 5/159 total in 20 overs.

Marrawah bowlers Jonathan Arnold and Rocky Poke each claimed two wickets throughout the first innings while conceding 16 and 24 runs respectively. James Saward (1/16) bowled the fifth wicket with catches from Steve Fisher, Matthew Saward and Luke Hochman.

In the second innings, opening batsman Poke (30) put a strong foot forward for Marrawah while second batsman Fisher (0) was swiftly dismissed, bowled by Paul Nichols (1/19) and caught by Monson (two catches) of Irishtown.

Matthew van Loon (28) followed the Marrawah batsmen at third in the line up before Matthew Saward (32) and James Saward (21) provided strength in the middle order.

Bowlers Hammond (1/21), Johnny Swan (1/22) and Teri Nichols (1/41) contributed to the Irishtown win as Marrawah finished the 20 overs on 5/133.

In the second game, Forest Stanley were too strong for TC Blues.

Round two of the Circular Head Cricket Association Tall Timbers T20 Cup will be played in Smithton on Thursday December 7 from 5.30pm.

Round two of the CHCA season will be played this Saturday (November 11) from 10am when Forest Stanley hosts Irishtown at Forest Primary School and Marrawah meets with TC Blues at Redpa.

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