Tamworth over-60s bounced back with a vengeance against Quirindi in their Northern Conference match in Tamworth Sunday.
After receiving a touch up from New England two weeks ago the Tamworth team flexed their muscles for an 89 run win.
Tamworth won the toss and after electing to bat first got off to a flyer, captain Chriss Crowell and Tom Kellett belting the Quirindi bowlers to all parts of the field. At one stage they were scoring at 10 runs an over.
Both batsmen retired at 35 and 36 respectively.
Peter Boyd and Greg Kellett also retired at 37 and 36, and Terry Murphy 26 as Tamworth amassed 5-223 from their 40 overs.
Quirindi were in reply restrained by some handy bowling from openers Ben van Aanholt (1-24) and Kellett (0-18).
Man of the match Boyd also chipped in with 1-21 from his six overs and Tom Kellett 1-12 as Tamworth restricted the visitors to 4-134 from their 40.
Opener Greg Tideman was Quirindi’s shining light with the bat, retiring for 35.
It was a good hit-out for the Tamworth side heading into the State Championships, which get underway in Maitland on Sunday.