WITH the Big Bash League thrilling cricket fans across the nation, Coffs Harbour’s own T20 competition also blasted into action this month.
The Coffs Harbour District Cricket Association’s T20 Cup got underway recently with Round 2 decided after the opening round was washed out.
Sawtell-Blue got its premiership defence off to a winning start with a five-wicket victory at home against the Northern Districts Rebels at Richardson Park.
The Sawtell-Blue bowlers were the stars of the show dismissing the Rebels for 73 after they opened the batting.
Josh Targett took 2/5 from his three overs, while David Schutt took 2/10 from his 2.4 overs.
Sawtell-Blue reached the winning target with four overs to spare, guided home by Daniel Maguire who finished on 22 not out.
Coffs Colts also got it’s T20 Cup campaign off to a winning start with a 31-run win against Diggers Cricket Club Inc. at Coffs Coast Sport & Leisure Park.
The Colts set Diggers 154 to win with Billy Carroll top scoring with 42.
Jonathon Paff was the standout of the Diggers bowling attack taking 3/27 from his 5 overs.
The Colts bowlers then did their job to restrict Diggers to 5/122 from its 20 overs, with Ty Adams finishing on 36 not out.
Nana Glen also won its opening T20 Cup match with a win against Sawtell-Gold.
Nana Glen finished at 2/127 as Brendon Myers finished on 69 not out and Nicklaus Stanlan-Velt finished on 32 not out.
Nana Glen bowled out Sawtell-Gold for 124 with Nicklaus Stanlan-Velt taking 3/20 from his 4 overs.
Luke Neal top scored for Sawtell-Gold with 47.
The T20 Cup continues with Round 3 on 7 January.
This season’s T20 Cup is a five-round competition with the semi-finals to be played on 28 January, and the grand final on 4 February.