Cobar Cowboys beat Wellington

Cobar started their Brewery Shield cricket campaign with a 50-run win over Wellington at Ward Oval on Sunday.

Cobar won the toss and elected to bat but they found the early going difficult on the damp sticky pitch.

They were 2/7 after losing both openers and found themselves in deeper trouble when captain Jake Harbison (14) fell with the score on 24.

Jay Egan joined Jade Buckman at the crease and pair shared in a 49-run partnership to take the score along to 73 before Egan was dismissed for 44 runs off just 32 balls.

Cobar continued to lose regular wickets and were bowled out for 152 runs in the 42nd over. Buckman finished as the top scorer with 62 runs.

In reply, Wellington were bowled out for 102.

After Tristan Everett, Justin Kelly and Jake Harrison removed the top three batsman, Nicola Harbison spun a web taking 4/22 and Jay Egan capped off a Player of Match performance taking 3/10 to roll through the Wellington batting line-up within 35 overs.

The representative game was just one of four cricket matches played on the weekend with the Twenty20 (T20) and 40 Overs competitions also getting underway.

The Ruthless Toothless team defeated CSA by six wickets in the first T20 game played on Friday night.

CSA battled first and finished with 7/75 from their 20 overs. Tarun Bheemireddy top scored with 23 runs. He was supported by Rahul Puri who scored 19.

Tristan Everett (3/4) and Ryan Urquhart (2/6) were the best of the bowlers.

In reply, Ruthless Toothless passed the required total with only four wickets down.

They batted out their 20 overs and finished with 6/127.

After doing it well with the ball, Urquhart (34) and Everett (32) also did it well with the bat.

On Saturday night, the game between Bushies and Hombres was abandoned due the wet weather. However before the game was called off, Bushies got through their innings scoring 1/122 from their 20 overs. Jade Buckman finished on 42 not out and Stewart Fraser was 35 not out.

In the 40 Overs competition Nymagee defeated Empire by 41 runs in the first game of the competition on Saturday.

Winning the toss and batting first on a difficult pitch and slow outfield, Nymagee were bowled out in the 31st over for 109 runs.

Robert Childs ripped through Nymagee’s middle order taking 5/8. James McClure top scored for Nymagee with 23 runs.

In reply, Golf Club were bowled out for 68 runs in the 27th over. Josh Brown (31) was the only batsman to reach double figures.

Anthony Robertson, who joined Nymagee this season from Golf Club, was the best of the Nymagee bowlers taking 3/16.

Rhys Lloyd took 2/9 and Nymagee got two run outs