HARRISON Kelly smacked his second century in as many innings last night to ignite McDonald’s to a 79-run McDonald’s Tamworth Twenty20 Premier League first-round win over newcomers The Albert.
Kelly picked up where he left off for Tamworth on Sunday, pummelling 103 off just 75 balls.
He and skipper James Psarakis provided plenty of fireworks, with Psarakis finishing unbeaten on 83 as McDonald’s amassed a massive 2-198.
That was always going to be a tough chase for The Albert.
It was made that much tougher when they lost Josh Crowe in the first over.
Skipper Adam Jones and Matt Everett both hit 40 but they were never really in the hunt and could only manage 7-119 in reply.
The McDonald’s bowlers did a great job early, with Greg Kellett, Calum Rowe and Greg Tighe all going for under 20 from their four overs.
“It was a great win, set up by the batting,” Psarakis said.
“Harrison batted awesome. I couldn’t have asked for more from him.”
Next door, Halpin’s Plumbing chased for a seven wicket win over Steggles.
Batting first, Steggles made a competitive 4-157, with skipper Michael Rixon (37), Matt Hughes (34no), Luke Paterson (28) and Kris Halloran (28) all making better than run a ball contributions.
Rixon thought they probably needed a few more and so it proved to be, with Halpin’s reaching the runs with two and a half overs to spare.
Openers Simon Norvill and Nick Pearson set up the successful chase, putting on 90 for the first wicket, and in pretty quick fashion.
Halpin’s brought their 100 up in just the 10th over.
Norvill had fallen just before for 49.
Pearson went on to make 70 and take Halpin’s within 15 of victory.