TAMWORTH Blue sides had a good start to their Hunter Valley representative cricket season on Sunday.
The Steggles Tamworth Blue Under 12 and 16 sides played Singleton in Tamworth, the 12s winning by eight wickets and the 16s by seven wickets after the 14s received a forfeit.
After ripping Singleton out for 105 with Will Myers claiming 4-6, the Bede Maher-coached Tamworth 12s cruised to 2-106.
Conrad George and Ryan Rogers both struck unbeaten 38s, manager Russell Pitt said.
“It was a great result,” Pitt said.
“All the boys played well as a team and took four great catches.”
Matt Hughes was the star of the Tamworth Blues’ run chase in their Under 16 clash at Dick Edwards Oval.
Singleton had earlier made 147 thanks to Daniel Bray (34), Will Holz (32) and Chris Duffie (21).
Lachlan Cooke (3-15) and Bill Buster (3-15) spearheaded the attack, with opening bowler Lachlan Davidson bowling quickly and claiming 1-27 off his eight overs.
Lachlan Cumming also took 2-34 off his 10 before Hughes struck with the bat.
The Tamworth opener finished with 73, smoking eight fours.
He had registered his half century within the first 12 overs too, effectively taking the game away from the visitors.
Team manager David Cumming said it was a good start to the season although “there is room for improvement with the fielding”.
“It was a good all round effort from all the boys,” Cumming said.