A BRILLIANT century from Nambucca-Bellingen’s Beau Alty highlighted yesterday’s third day of the Tamworth Under 14 Carnival.
His 137 contained 15 boundaries at Riverside 2 as his side amassed 255 from its 50 overs against Clarence.
He then claimed 2-9 as Clarence replied with 147.
While Alty’s ton led the way, Patrick Murphy (39), Katelyn Beaumont (24) and Byron Auld (20) also chipped in against a side where opening bowler Jacob Ellis was outstanding.
Ellis finished with 3-9 off his nine overs.
Shinae MacDonald (2-45) and Dylan Cleaver (2-29) also toiled hard and Harry Grosser’s 3-22 cleaned up the tail.
Cleaver (40) topscored for Clarence and, with Ethan Munro (26), added 60 for the second wicket.
While Alty snared two wickets, Jared Baldwin also claimed 2-28 while Byron Auld, Patrick Murphy, Dom Beaumont, Thomas Barbour and Charlie Hopper all snared a wicket apiece.
Tamworth’s Arron Madirazza (3-9) was also in good form with the ball again.
The young off-spinner was Tamworth’s best as the Steggles-sponsored side dismissed West Pennant Hills Cherrybrook for 110 at Dick Edwards Oval.
Madirazza’s 10-over spell was backed up by some good overs from Kyle Cullen as well.
He also captured three wickets, his seven overs costing just 11 runs.
Jye Paterson nipped in with 2-8 off his six overs of spin against a side where Brent Larkham (39) topscored. Wides (26) were next best followed by Reece Flynn’s 14.
Tamworth replied with 2-112.
Openers Jye Paterson (33 and Toby Whale (34no) gave the side a good start before Gian Gill (1-9) removed Paterson and Nuwan Whyte (1-13) claimed Harrison Frear (2) early.
Tyson Rennie (24no) then arrived to end the chase in the 25th over.
At Max Sutton Oval, Northwestern Wolves made 122 before Coffs Harbour replied with 9-125 in the 49th over of a thriller.
Nick Willoughby warmed up for his Kookaburra Cup week in Newcastle with Central North Zone by making 34 for the Wolves.
Kookaburra teammate Coby Cornish followed half centuries on the first two days with 30 and Kate Lennon struck 15 against an attack where Ethan Atkinson was outstanding.
Atkinson claimed 3-4, Jessie Ferret 3-20 and consistent Noah Pilon 2-28.
Paddy Montgomery (1-14 off 10) and Jaiden Tasker (3-29 off 10) made early inroads to return late and almost steal the game.
Hamish Duncan (2-26 off 10), Khirani Cornish (2-20) and Sarah Lennon (1-17) also chipped in while Kate Lennon bowled tightly in her nine overs to go wicketless with 0-12.
The heroine however was Matilda Lugg.
She came to the wicket at 2-24 and batted right through, scoring the winning runs in the 49th over.
Her unbeaten 36 was a matchwinner.
Earlier Ethan Atkinson (23), Raman Phoonie (12), Addison Mallett (10) and Ty Adams (10) had produced vital runs.
When Alishya Phoonie (6no) strode to the wicket in the 46th over, Coffs was 9-113.
The two girls batted sensibly and snuck the side home.