Tamar schools remains top at the Country Gold Cricket Challenge in Launceston

Tamar remain the only undefeated team on day one of this year’s Country Gold Cricket Challenge.

The two-day carnival in Launceston is between the six northern rural Tasmanian school regions.

Tamar first scored 9/124 to North East’s 9/62 and then registered a five-run win over Northern Midlands.

In its other close clash, Northern Midlands chased down East Coast’s 7/113 with two wickets remaining.

East Coast batsman Issac Newitt had done all he could amid top-scoring with 29 in the loss.

But Newitt came back to guide his team to a 92-run win over Meander Valley as he hit an electrifying 51 before a 30-ball mandatory retirement.

Meander Valley, East Coast, Northern Midlands and Circular Head have all notched up one win from their two games.

The Country Gold Cricket Challenge continues on Tuesday.

For full results from the opening two rounds, go to www.examiner.com.

Round 1

  • Meander 3/124 (A. Tubb 30*, S. Clarke 29*, R. Arnott 29*; B. S-Collins 2/12, Bellinger 1/3) def Circular Head  7/117 (R. Popowski 26*, E. Bellinger 19; R. Arnott 3/9, S. Clarke 2/15)
  • Tamar 9/124 ( J. Beams 27*, C. Triffet 20; L. McKean 3/17, W. Lamont 1/8) def  North East 9/62 (C. Lamont 12*, C. Rigby 8; A. Carr 3/1, B. Daniels 3/5)
  • Nth Mids 8/114  (T. Murfett 29, A. Lyons 13*; M.Salter 3/11, J.Blunt 2/15) def East Coast 7/113 (I. Newitt 29, M. Slater 26*; A. Jordan 2/18, M. Carr 1/10)

Round 2

  • Tamar 6/155 (J. Beams 41*, D. Jordan 31*, L. Older 29; J. Donohue 3/18, P. Gibson 2/10) def Nth Mids 9/150 (T. Murfett 48, A. Jordan 39*; J. Beams 2/11, D. Jordan 2/17)
  • East Coast 4/154 (I. Newitt 51*, E. Hill 29*, J. Riley 25*; J. Donovan 2/9) def Meander 8/62 (B. Moore 10; J. Riley 3/5, S. Jordan 2/8)
  • Circular Head 9/105 (Z. Spinks 22, C. Mallinson 13; B. Fulton 3/8, L. Symonds 2/4) def North East 9/95 (C. Lamont 19, W. Lamont 15*; Z. Spinks 3/3, E. Bellinger 1/2)
GOT HIM: Circular Head Colts batsman Solomon Tuxworth gets his off stump touched up as Meander wicketkeeper Owen Mathews watches on during the inter-region schools clash at Windsor Park.

GOT HIM: Circular Head Colts batsman Solomon Tuxworth gets his off stump touched up as Meander wicketkeeper Owen Mathews watches on during the inter-region schools clash at Windsor Park.

HIGH FIVE: Meander bowler Solomon Clarke celebrates his latest wicket with a school teammate on Monday. Pictures: Phillip Biggs

HIGH FIVE: Meander bowler Solomon Clarke celebrates his latest wicket with a school teammate on Monday. Pictures: Phillip Biggs

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