Charlie Walsh continued his brilliant form at the Lismore Under 12 Carnival but it wasn’t quite enough to see the Tamworth side over the line.
Charlie batted at the top of the order for Tamworth against Central Coast and he was in a hurry.
He scored 65 runs from 74 balls before being retired not out.
Charlie was supported by Harry Lewington (14) and fellow opener Chris Fox (13) as Tamworth posted a score of 178.
Harry (2-11) and Charlie (2-25) where then both amongst the wickets along with Logan Spinks (2-33).
Despite these top performances, Tamworth went down by two wickets.
While Tamworth’s under 12s were plying their trade in Lismore, half an hour down the road the under 13s side was competing at another carnival in Ballina.
Like the 12s game, the 13s match – against Parramatta – was a close one.
However, Tamworth came away with the spoils in this game.
After sending Parramatta into bat, Jaice Tiberi-Porter (4-31) produced carnival-best figures while Heramb Dayananda (2-13) and Sam Murphy (2-13) claimed a pair of scalps each.
Parramatta finished all out for 110.
In reply, Ben Chick (26) Adam Williams (33) looked like they might do it all on their own as they steadily chipped away at the total.
However, both fell with the score on 72 to trigger a Tamworth collapse.
Tamworth lost 8-27 at one point.
But Benjamin Livingstone (17*) made sure he was there at the end of the innings for Tamworth.
The side ended up taking out a two-wicket win.