Central North’s Bradman Cup hopes suffered a double blow at Wodonga on Wednesday.
After reviving their chances with an impressive performance against Greater Illawarra, the under-16 boys lost both of their Twenty20 clashes after failing to fire with the bat.
Up against Western first-up Central North found themselves in early trouble but managed to post 9-111 off their 20 overs.
Beau Parnell led the way with the bat with 23, with bowling hero from the previous day, Jack Sylvester, and Ben Crebert both hitting 17.
Western in reply passed the runs in the 18th over six wickets down.
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Cotter Litchfield was the best of the bowlers with 2-23.
Litchfield was for their second game against Riverina elevated to the top of the order and made the most of it hitting 24.
Parnell went two better than he did in the first game scoring 25, while Jack Hamilton made 15.
But they were the only batsmen to reach triple figures, Central North losing their last five wickets for just 14 runs to be bowled out in 18.3 overs for 97.
Riverina chased the runs down in the 16th over, Cameron Wynn (2-17) Central North’s best performer with the ball.