McDONALD’S maintained its dominance of the Tamworth T20 competition after thrashing The Albert by 80 runs, whilst Halpins claimed second spot on the table, beating Steggles.
The undefeated Maccas top order set up the win with a textbook T20 performance.
Anthony Crompton opened the batting with 28 off just 15 balls.
He was joined by captain James Psarakis who pitched in with 25.
Then the middle order did the damage, with Chris Skilton smashing 46 off 26 balls and Cal Rowe hitting 45 off 36.
The team ended up on 4-183.
Four wickets each to Psarakis and Greg Kellett destroyed The Albert’s top order and the side was floundering at 7-35.
Five of The Albert’s first four batsmen left the crease with a zero next to their name.
Kellett’s left-arm spin bowling had The Albert stumped as he got his four wickets for only three runs off four overs.
“We are batting well but our fielding is where we are winning the games,” Psarakis said.
“We hit the spot with the ball all day.
“You’ve got to be happy with a win like that.”
Across the road, the Tim Kensell-captained Halpins set a modest total of 136 but defended it easily against Steggles.
A captain’s knock of 53 not out’ along with a Simon Norvill 48 got Halpins away.
Three ducks in a row had them struggling before Adam Penman steadied the ship with a handy 23.
Penman then turned around and took four wickets to destroy the Steggles middle order.
Opener Michael Rixon (25) and number four Ben Middlebrook were the only players to get a start as Steggles finished on 8-108.