The rain held off on Saturday, November 6 allowing for keen cricketers to hit the pitch in round one of the Lithgow District Cricket Association (LDCA) premier league competition.
Hampton v Portland
Hampton Cricket Club (5/110) claimed victory over Portland (103).
Duo Jared Duff (45) and Brad Kay (38no) kept Portland on their feet, scoring the most runs of the match, while Portland's top performers were Dan Scott (20) and Nate Green (19).
Hampton was dominant with the ball in-hand with Kay taking a trio of wickets (3/24) and Rob Arnott taking 2/11. Portland's top bowlers were Joel Cameron (2/16) and Dan Scott (2/30).
Hampton's Ryan Bilby and Arnott were sent to the duck pond along with Portland's Braith Green and Josh Sharp.
La Salle Hornets v La Salle Hornets
In Lithgow, Cougars (4/84) defeated La Salle Hornets (82). Shane Besant (38) and Nick Kenniff (13no) were the best batsmen on the day, while Hornets' Will Hutchinson (30) and Blake Goldspink (19) made the most runs for their side.
Blake Caldwell (5/9) and Brock Barry (3/16) took the most wickets on the day for Cougars.
Cougars managed to avoid the duck pond while Hornets' Eli Morris, Rob Spilane and Will Brown were not as lucky.
Lithgow Valley v Lithgow Houso's
It was a close match between Lithgow Valley (9/119) defeating Lithgow Houso's (8/117).
Valley's Murray Staines scored 26 runs while Jono Reid took 18no.
Staines also took the most wickets on the day (3/22) along with Riley Bell (2/31).
Josh Stait was sent to the duck pond for Valley.
No further data was provided from Houso's at time of publication.
November 13, all matches at 1pm.
- Hampton v Lithgow Valley at Hampton
- La Salle Hornets v Portland at Conran Oval/Glan 4
- Lithgow Houso's v Lithgow Cougars at MJ 2/Turf 3