TREVALLYN batsman Matty Cocker hit a brilliant century of 104 to help his side record a comfortable 113-run win over Hadspen in the opening round of TCL A grade matches yesterday.
Trevallyn made 5-256, after winning the toss and batting first at Hadspen, on the back of Cocker's century, which included 10 fours and eight sixes and came off just 55 balls.
Opener Shannon Rumbel scored 42, off 43 balls and Nathan Balym hit 38.
The Chieftains were in early trouble in their run chase slumping to 4-32 and never recovered with Marcus Hume their best making 51 batting at No 3.
Port Sorell recruit Shaun Cooper knocked over Hadspen's openers Don Howarth and Igo Agostini and finished with 3-24 and Rumbel picked up impressive figures of 4-20 through the middle order.
``We were about 2-90 at drinks and Matty came out after that and teed off with a very good hundred and it was a good batting performance by all the boys,'' Trevallyn captain-coach Damian Whybrow said.
LEGANA had a good first-up victory beating last season's premier Beauty Point by 37 runs at Beauty Point.
The Durhams only made 136 batting first, but were able to defend the total by knocking the home side over for 99 in reply.
Sam Howe top scored for Legana with 21 and Beauty Point captain Jason Savage was his team's best with 48, but had no support as wickets tumbled around him.
Legana captain Matthew Wells was outstanding with the ball taking 6-12, off his eight overs.
Adam Turner was Beauty Point's best bowler with 4-34.
``It was a pretty good effort given we were probably a bit under where we wanted to be with the bat because we thought 160 was defendable,'' Wells said.
``But to our credit we bowled really well and got the result, which was great because they are always hard to beat down there and are the reigning premier.''
Stuart Brown made two leg-side stumpings and took a catch.
DIGGERS made a successful start to the season with an easy nine-wicket victory over ACL at Hagley.
ACL was knocked over for 48 after winning the toss and batting and the home side lost one wicket achieving the total.
No ACL batsman made double figures in a sorry scorecard with Adam Davie outstanding with the ball for Diggers picking up 4-10 and Sam Woolcock taking 3-12.
``It was a superb display from all our bowlers today bowling and they bowled a really good line and length and bowled to our field,'' Diggers captain-coach Andrew Fitz said.
UNI-MOWBRAY pulled off an upset win over the more fancied Longford successfully chasing down their total of 6-201, to record a six-wicket victory at University Oval.
Darrell Clayton batted well at the top of the order top scoring with 86, with fellow opener Ji Cooley making 31 and 17-year-old Nathan Houston scoring 37 at No. 4 - the home side finishing at 4-203, and pulling off a surprise victory with a depleted side.
Earlier Dion Blair led the way top scoring with 59 in Longford's innings, Anthony Taylor 44 and opener Ben Dodd 42.
Jai Bourke was the best of the Uni bowlers finishing with 2-36 and Daniel Shelton picked up 3-53 for Longford.
``The two openers did the job we wanted getting through the first 20 overs and put some runs on the board and we worked it from there with some good controlled batting by the blokes,'' Uni coach Phil Whelan said.