BONNY Hills well and truly won the battle of Port Macquarie’s satellite towns in their second grade twenty20 on Saturday.
After scoring 134 at Laurieton Oval, Bonnies removed Camden Haven for just 36 in 10.2 overs to take the match. Ben Schneider topscored for Bonny Hills, with 44.
Wauchope RSL and Port Panthers Pirates were the other winners on the day. RSL beat Port City Leagues Magpies by 31 runs at Stuart Park.
Heath Larance and RSL captain Brad Baxter had the most success with the bat. Baxter scored 41 not out and Larance made 35 to help the team to 6-185. Tony Glavurdic took three wickets for Magpies, Anthony Hyde two and Ken Pascoe one.
Hyde did well with the bat, too, but his 79 needed more support for the team to get the runs.
Mick Hourigan scored 26 at the top of the order. Port Panthers Pirates had a good win over an under-strength Macquarie Hotel at Wayne Richards Park.
Pirates made 5-149 from its 20 overs, after winning the toss and batting first. They were in trouble early, at 2-4 and then 4-33, but things improved when Dave Firkin and Kirk Lower came to the crease.
The pair put on 64 before Lower was caught by Sam Dwyer off the bowling of Phil Arnell for 43.
Firkin went on to make 72 not out. He hit six fours and five sixes in his knock.
Macquarie never really got going in its reply, with some good bowling restricting its batsmen.
The Pirates bowlers shared the wickets around, with Firkin taking three, Robbie Field, Thomas Carruthers and Matt McLennan two each. Captain Daniel Duckworth snared one.
Ian Camejo’s innings of 15 provided some resistance. He hit two fours. Jack Page scored 11.
LADDER: Wauchope RSL 74, Bonny Hills 42.2, Port City Leagues Magpies 40.6, Macquarie Hotel 37.2, Port Panthers Pirates 26, Camden Haven 12.4