Big wins to start new T20 competition

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Manypeaks' Seb Stanton chases a wide delivery.
Camera IconManypeaks' Seb Stanton chases a wide delivery. Credit: Cameron Newbold

Royals and Railways have both cruised to comfortable victories in the opening round of the new Albany Cricket Association under-19 Twenty20 competition, played in trying conditions last Friday night.

Both round 1 fixtures were one-sided affairs as the Tigers bowled first on Turf North against Collingwood Park and struck almost immediately.

Park were bowled out for 87, with Dustin Boyce top-scoring with 18, while Ryan Fordham snared 3-10 for the Tigers.

Royals' James Plowman sends one down.
Camera IconRoyals' James Plowman sends one down.

In the run chase, the Tigers passed the total comfortably, with experienced batsman Sam Want scoring 49 as his side reached 2-93 before rain forced the game to end early.

The Lions were also impressive first-up winners on Hard North after bowling with the pink ball first, as they restricted Manypeaks to 8-73 from their 20 overs after Ted Batchelor (1-1) and Brent Johnson (2-5) put the clamps on the scoring.

Opener Luke Ellis made 22 and, batting at No.5, Batchelor played freely on his way to 33 before retiring.

Railways' Hasnain Nawaz bowls.
Camera IconRailways' Hasnain Nawaz bowls. Credit: Cameron Newbold

The Lions reached 5-132, with Charlie Walters taking 2-12 off his two overs.

In round 2 tomorrow night, the Lions take on Park at Turf North and Peaks face the Tigers at Hard North.

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