The North Huon Warriors headed back around the Channel for Round 3 of their 2020/21 campaign, this week taking on the Snug Scuds on a beautiful Friday evening.
Captain Anthony Harrison won the toss and sent the Scuds into bat, pairing up with Broughton Chapman to open the bowling attack.
It wasn’t long until Chapman picked up the Warriors’ first wicket, dismissing Snug opener Jackson Richards, with a slick caught and bowled, for just three runs.
The pair kept the Scuds to just 11 runs for the first four overs, before Ollie Coulson and Lochie Cordwell took over bowling duties, Cordwell claiming Noah Sculthorpe, clean bowled, on the final ball of his second over, also for three runs.
James Lindsay (27 retired) and Jack Minehan (30) paired up for the Scuds to help the score along to 4/93 from their 20 overs.
Chapman (2/10 off four), Harrison (1/12 off four) and Cordwell (1/5 off two) were the wicket takers.
In reply, a change of order, saw Broughton Chapman and Ollie Coulson open with the bat for North Huon, facing up to the formidable Logan Crane and Zane Chamberlain.
Chapman didn’t last long, Crane seeing him chip one back to the keeper, Richards taking the catch, Chapman back in the sheds before troubling the scorer.
This brought Jaxon Thorpe (51) to the crease, pairing with Coulson (2) for a couple of overs, then Harrison (18), to bring up his half century, before retiring, having faced 33 balls, dispatching eight boundaries (four fours and four sixes).
This put the Warriors in the box seat, on 2/64 after 10 overs.
Ryan Jager added a handy 12, before Ollie Thomson and Lochie Cordwell saw the Warriors safely home, six wickets in hand, in the 17th over.