In Gunnedah district cricket matches earlier this month, Albion consolidated top spot on the ladder after accounting for Mornington by eight wickets.

While Court House firmed their position at second spot with victory by 10 wickets over Kookaburras.

Batting first against Albion, Mornington struggled for any momentum during their innings, as Albion’s bowlers maintained a tight line and length and restricted the Mornington batting to just 92 off their 20 overs.

Richard Avendano continued his impressive form and fresh off an unbeaten 77 the week prior, he was the only Mornington batsman to fire a shot in scoring 32 of his side’s 92.

Best of the Albion bowlers was Travis Oakley with three wickets, combining with Jakob Vearing and Daniel Head where both picked up multiple wickets with two each.

In an interesting move, Mornington opted to use Avendano to open the bowling with his off spin, which jagged two wickets to have Albion in slight trouble at 2/18 inside four overs.

However, Avendano’s double strike was also to be the last of the wicket taking for Mornington.

Albion cruised to victory on the back of James Mack’s chanceless 36 not out, guiding his team to safety in the 13th over of the innings.

In the other match of the round, Court House put the sword to Kookaburras, firstly through their bowling innings as they restricted Kookaburras to just 55 inside 16 overs.

Chief destroyer was Braithen Winsor who claimed three wickets without conceding a single run. He was ably assisted by Jonah Cameron and Ben Irwin who both picked up two wickets each.

Kookaburras batsman Paddy Paul was the only key contributor for Kookaburras, scoring the bulk of his side’s total with 22.

Court House completed the rout, polishing off the meagre total in less than 10 overs, with openers Keaton Walters and Jaycob Price knocking off the deficit with relative ease.

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