South, Westbury in thrilling draw

SOUTH Launceston and Westbury played out a thrilling tie in their NTCA Twenty20 match at NTCA No.2 Ground yesterday.

South made 4-130, after winning the toss and deciding to bat first.

Mark Nutting top-scored with 44, off 48 balls, with five fours and a six, Warwick Johnson made 30, off 22, and Tom Waller 24, off 22.

Nathan Parkin picked up 2-28, for Westbury off his four overs and Matthew Battle 1-9, off two.

Westbury captain Dane Anderson again led from the front in his side's run chase top scoring with 52, off 35 balls, with five fours and two sixes.

Battle made 25, off 36 balls opening the innings and Josh Adams hit 18.

Westbury needed six to win from the final two balls but fell agonisingly short by one run.

Chris Hay took 2-20 for South.

MOWBRAY defeated South Launceston in its other game of the double-header weekend, with the Eagles romping to an easy, nine-wicket victory.

The Knights made 9-110, batting first with John McCoy top-scoring 35 from 32 balls and opener Tom Waller making 34, off 44, both hitting three fours in their knocks.

Justin Reeves was the chief destroyer with the ball, picking up excellent figures of 4-16, from his four overs, and Liam Reynolds took 2-29.

Mowbray chased the total for the loss of one wicket with captain John Le Fevre continuing his good form this season top-scoring 58, off 41 balls, with four boundaries and five sixes.

Fellow opener Matthew Scolyer finished 32 not out, off 44 balls, with four boundaries and Reynolds nine not out.

Mowbray made it two wins for the day by defeating Launceston in a low-scoring contest at the No. 2 Ground.

The Eagles managed 8-95 with Matthew Scolyer the best with 52 and Alex Jordan making 14, the only batsmen to make double figures.

But the Eagles' attack skittled the Lions' batting line-up for just 47, with no Launceston batsman reaching double figures.

Justin Reeves bowled well again picking up 3-13.

LAUNCESTON had a win over George Town in its early game. The Lions restricted the Saints to a total of 75 with Luke Badham the best with the bat top-scoring 20, batting at No.9.

David Tueon picked up good figures of 3-10, James Bowen took 2-4 and Ross Tulich 2-12.

Launceston was in early trouble in its run chase, losing opener Tom Bennett and Alastair Taylor for ducks but the experience of Andy Belsak 41 not out and Jade Selby 32 not out, saw the Lions to 2-76, and a comfortable eight-wicket victory.

UK import Harry Bolland took both wickets to fall for George Town with figures of 2-13, off four overs.

RIVERSIDE recorded a 65-run victory over George Town in its first T20 of the double-header weekend at Riverside.

The Blues made 7-156, batting first with Patrick Mackrell top-scoring 48 not out and Alex Saunders 21 not out.

Opener Tom Garwood made 24 at the top of the order.

Scott Semmens picked up 3-27 for the Saints and Luke Badham 2-12.

George Town was restricted to 6-91, in its run chase with Zak Barber top-scoring 35 and Harry Bolland finishing 33 not out.

Alex Saunders had figures of 2-4, off his four overs and Garwood took 2-22.

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