Sawtell on top in first grade

Sawtell players celebrate a wicket during their match against Diggers Cricket Club Inc. at Fitzroy Oval.

Sawtell have increased their lead at the top of the first-grade ladder after a seven wicket win against Diggers Cricket Club Inc. at Fitzroy Oval.

Sawtell maintained their undefeated start to the season during the sixth round of the Coffs Harbour District Cricket Association season.

Sawtell dismissed Diggers for 147 with Wayne Smith doing the bulk of the damage taking 3/15.

Michael Oates led the successful run chase for Sawtell finishing on 59 not out.

Coffs Colts consolidated their position in the top four with a five-wicket win against Valleys Cricket at the Coffs Coast Sport & Leisure Park.

Action between Sawtell and Diggers Cricket Club Inc. at Fitzroy Oval

Opening the batting Valleys Cricket were dismissed for 106 with Reilly Mulhearn the pick of the Colts bowlers taking 3/18.

Troy Britnell lead the successful chase finishing unbeaten on 54.

Nana Glen earnt their second win of the season against the Northern Districts Rebels with a three-wicket win at the Coffs Coast Hockey fields.

Round 6 results

Sawtell 3/149 (Michael Oates 59 n.o Luke Neal 33)

Def.

Diggers Cricket Club Inc. 147 (Nicholas Bennie 44 Wayne Smith 3/15 Scott Griffiths 2/9)

Coffs Colts 5/107 (Troy Britnell 54 n.o Tony Slaviero Alan Snow 4/33)

Def.

Valleys Cricket 106 (Jake Bourke 21 Reilly Mulhearn 3/18)

Nana Glen 7/156 (Stuart Cowin 38 Wade Secomb 36 Thomas Foster 34 n.o Ben Watson 3/41)

Def.

Northern Districts Rebels 8/152 (Mark Haworth 32 n.o Arun Heir 31 Lachlan Foster 2/38)

North Coast Premier League

Harwood confirmed why they are the defending premiers with a blistering performance with the ball against Sawtell at Harwood Oval.

The home side opened the batting and were dismissed for 123 with Sawtell captain Richie Gallichan leading the way with the ball taking 3/8 from his 8 overs.

Harwood needed a big performance with the ball, and their bowling attack duly delivered dismissing Sawtell for 115 for an eight-run win.

Northern Districts Rebels won their second Premier League match in a row with a six- wicket win against Valleys Cricket at Woolgoolga.

Valleys Cricket opened the batting and finished at 7/153 with Brodie Barrett top scoring with 59.

Northern Districts Rebels reached the total in their 33rd over with Ian Slapp top scoring with 68.

Round 5 results

Harwood 123 (Mark Ensbey 29 Doug Harris 29 Richie Gallichan 3/8 Peter Gallichan 2/36)

Def.

Sawtell 115 (Trent Mitchell 29 Will Bailey 29 Dylan Causley 3/26)

Northern Districts Rebels 4/155 (Ian Slapp 68 Raman Phoonie 37 not out Aiden Statham 2/30)

Def.

Valleys Cricket 7/153 (Brodie Bartlett 59 Josh Bartlett 35 not out Lachlan Carlyle 2/17 Nicklaus Stanlan-Velt 2/29)

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