A BRILLIANT bowling performance enabled Creeks to claim the spoils from JPC in the Singleton District Cricket Association at Howe Park on Saturday.
After setting a competitive 149, Creeks ripped through their opponents in 26 overs to secure a 97-run victory.
HOWZAT: The cricket action was hot at the Cook Park precinct on Saturday afternoon, with matches in all three grades.
Earlier in proceedings, Chris Unicomb (11) and Myles Cook (43) set the platform with an opening stand of 45.
Although Graham Unicomb (0) and Bayden Mulholland (4) came and went quickly, the side’s middle order held it together.
Chad Solman (24), Hayden Edwards(27), Stuart Plant (16) and Gavin Wake (16)all chipped in to allow Creeks to reach149.
Lachlan Charnock was the pick of the JPC bowlers, snaring 3-20.
He received strong support from Adam Connell (3-43) and Marius Botha (2-12).
If JPC had any aspirations of a win, they faded almost instantly.
Botha (1), Nathan Levy (2) and Dean Jones (8) all departed with just 12 on the board.
Then Daine Cowburn and Edwards finished off their rivals.
Only Josh Harvey (10) and Connell (10) offered any resistance.
Edwards captured 3-4 and Cowburn 3-15, while Blake Cook took 2-17.
A closer tussle ensued at Cook Park 3 between Valley and PCH.
Valley won the toss and opted to bat first.
Despite a slow start, being 2-31, theside picked up momentum, thanks toChris Skilton, Jacob Carey and DanielStorey.
Carey led the charge with a brilliant knock of 90.
It consisted of two sixes and 10 boundaries.
Skilton contributed 21 and Storey 28.
Alex Sheen also added a handy 17 not out to the total of 193.
Barton Jones finished with the figures of 4-42, while Daniel Oldknow and Tarus Maskey picked up 2-35 and 2-44 respectively.
PCH slipped to 6-60, despite Oldknow’s 29.
Andrew Winsor stepped in to stop the rot with a well-compiled 51, which featured one six and seven boundaries.
But, it was not enough as the team wasbundled out for 133 – 60 runs short of themark.
Skilton and Sheen backed up their efforts with the bat with 5-28 and 2-17.
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