The first weekend of Highlands cricket was back in action and delivered some standout performances.
There were two first grade cricket matches held over the weekend.
Robertson Burrawang Cricket Club battled with Bowral Cricket Club at Chevalier College on the main oval.
Robertson Burrawang won the toss, but elected for Bowral to bat first.
Bowral’s opening batsmen, Joel Goring and Conor J Murray combined for 20 runs.
Reece Woods tacked on another 18 runs for Bowral. Bowral’s highest scorer was Matthew Norrie with 25 runs.
The bottom order of Bowrals batting order struggled and Bowral was all out for 100 runs off of 20 overs.
Robertson Burrawang’s, Dean Roxburgh took four wickets and teammate, Mitchell Wright had a hat trick in the dismantlement of the Bowral batsmen.
Robertson’s, Matthew Cupitt got off to a rough start getting bowled for only two runs by Bowral’s, Joel Goring.
The stand out for Robertson Burrawang was Matt Arnull.
Arnull scored 35 runs along with teammate, Dean Roxburgh scoring 25.
Roxburgh was eventually caught out by Conor J Murray off of a Reece Woods delivery. Arnull finished the day not out.
Reece Woods was the highlight for the Bowral bowlers, picking himself up a hat trick of wickets over the course of the match.
Woods only allowed 14 runs to be made by the opposition off of his four overs.
The other wicket takers for Bowral were, Euan Barrett-Lennard and Joel Goring, each picking up a wicket.
Robertson Burrawang Cricket Club defeated Bowral Cricket Club, 5/104 off of 14.5 overs.
At Lackey Park, the Wingello Tigers took on the Hill Top Northern Villages.
Wingello won the toss and chose Hill Top to bat first.
Hill Top’s top order took off to a flying start.
Simon Reid posted 22 runs, but the main contributors were Tim Goldfinch and Ryan Banham.
Both Goldfinch and Banham collected their half centuries and Goldfinch finished the day on 54 runs and Banham 53.
Hill Top posted 5/182 off of 20 overs and the chase for Wingello began.
It didn’t begin pretty for Wingello, with seven of their eleven batsmen combining for 18 runs.
Jacob Moore posted Wingello’s highest run tally at 22. Hill top’s, Hayden Wallace had an outstanding day of bowling. He picked up four wickets and only allowed 14 runs to be made off of his three overs.
Fellow teammates, Alex Debs scored himself a hat trick of wickets and only allowed 11 runs made off of his three overs and Jack Saunders scored himself two wickets in the break down of the Wingello batsmen.
Wingello finished all out for 82 off of 18.5 overs.