Feathers fly in the season opener

Forth's Kurt Howard and Tim Moore batting against East Ulverstone.

Forth's Kurt Howard and Tim Moore batting against East Ulverstone.

The season kicked off with 20/20 matches in all grades. A Grade winners were the East Ulverstone Crows, Turners Beach and Mersey Colts. 

The Crows won the toss and batted and helped by Tim Burton, Raj Anand and Luke Bott reached 6/128.  The Forth Magpies, started well, reaching 40 runs before their first wicket fell. Marcus Winter top-scored with 27 and opener Nick Cashion made 25.  Burton and Anand took five wickets between them.

At Turners Beach the home team won by one wicket.  Sassafras won the toss and batted, but were bowled out for 100. Dane Townsend topped-scored with 24 runs. A 33 not-out from Aaron Fennell in the last over helped get the Beach over the line. 

In the final game, Mersey Colts won the toss and batted reaching 5/144.  Ben Foote topped scored with 48 runs. Tim Kean took 2/39 from his three overs.  Eagle Adam Haywood scored 52 not out but received little support with the bat.  Liam Clark bowled for the Colts with 3/11 from four overs.

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