The TCL returned to a series of exciting fixtures while some familiar names proved they had not lost their touch in the winter months to turn in a series of impressive performances.
Hadspen v Trevallyn
Opting to bat first, Chieftains' opening pair Jonathon LeFevre and Dane Anderson got the reigning premiers off to a solid if unspectacular start.
However, that platform paved the way for Liam Reynolds (83 runs) and Sithara Perera (56) to partner for a 71-run stand which formed the backbone of the innings. The two batters crashed three sixes apiece and found the boundary six times collectively as Trevallyn struggled to halt their momentum.
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Chasing 230 for the win, Trevallyn opening pair James Whiteley (45) and Jed Steele (23) managed a 75-run stand to set a solid platform to build upon.
Despite Drew Clark (38) top-scoring, the Chieftains ran through the rest of Trevallyn's batting order to take 10 wickets for 82 to secure a win in their opening game of the season.
Legana v Evandale
Legana made a commanding start to their innings before Adam Bourke (42) and Dylan Sharman (51) added valuable hitting power to send the total beyond 150.
However, Evandale refused to lie down and managed to peg back Legana late in the innings through Umang Patel and Rajbir Singh who grabbed three wickets apiece to stifle Legana's momentum.
Set 224, the Panthers run-chase looked on-track at 2-106 but the continual loss of wickets at the back end of the innings, despite Rickie Wells' 47, scuppered their chances of winning.
ACL v George Town
ACL made a lightning start to their encounter with George Town to have the visitors reeling at 5-54 early in their innings.
George Town managed to fight back through some lower-order resistance as Samuel Freeman proved resolute for 28 off 69 while Dylan Baker's exciting knock of 29, featuring three sixes, reinvigorated their innings.
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In response, ACL's innings teetered on the brink at various stages as they found themselves at 6-105 needing to get 164 to win. Matthew Oates (48) steered the ACL's lower-order to the target but George Town will be rueing their 24 wides which gifted their opponents an opportunity.
Longford v Bracknell
Jackson Blair (107) showed he will be a force to be reckoned with this season as he powered Longford to a mammoth total of 7-259 in their game against Bracknell.
Bracknell struggled early and found themselves at 5-44 in quick time before the game was washed out and the points shared between the sides.
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