Big wins to start new T20 competition
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.
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.
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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