Walmsely shines with the ball in the return of the two-day format | the lawyer

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Players got their first taste of red-ball cricket for the season, with the return of the two-day format. All the action happened in a single weekend, taking place on Saturday and Sunday. The next three rounds of Cricket North West’s freshman roster will see the two-day matches spread over two weekends. Sheffield’s Alex King made a statement as the competition’s biggest hitter on the day, with 19 limits against Wynyard. Devonport’s Hashan Abeyrathna played an important role with the ball in both legs despite his side’s first loss to Latrobe. Meanwhile, Joshua Walmsley led Ulverstone’s attack in the Black Cap’s failed bid to avenge Thursday’s Twenty20 final loss to Burnie. Walmsley’s 6-48 from 14.4 overs, including three maidens, wasn’t enough as the Black Caps suffered a first-inning loss at the hands of the Hurricanes. His first scalp was an LBW to deny Jeremy Plant the opportunity to reach his century, dismissing the Hurricanes batter 93 from 232. Walmsley then collected wickets from Nicolas Revel (12), Tyler Parker (3), Shaun Redman (0), Jake Dixon (4) and Dylan Costelloe (13). Burnie hit a first innings total of 274 after 99.4 overs, aided by a Brady Yates with 56 of 106. The Black Caps had elected to bat first, setting a first innings total of 135 of 50, 3 overs. Shaun Redman’s five maidens (2-28) in his 14 overs helped slow Ulverstone’s running pace, while Josh Lamprey and Brodie Hayes both picked up two wickets apiece. Dominic Wing was Ulverstone’s best with the bat in the first innings scoring 32 of 31. While Ulverstone’s second inning produced 5-124 in 38.2 overs. Julius Kerwin had the best score with 50 of 109 before falling to Parker. James Odgers claimed 2-19 in his eight overs in the second set. Elsewhere, Alex King battled his way to 140 of 142 with big hits in Sheffield’s first win over Wynyard. King powered 11 sixes and eight fours during his time in the crease before Salman Khan (2-28 from two overs) got his wicket. Marc Simonds (48) and Aaron McNab (41) also both contributed as Sheffield declared the first set at 7-389. Brodie Stokes soaked up the pressure at the crease scoring 10 of 90, while Gregg Sharman (46) and Mason Hodgetts (48) missed half a century. Simonds with 4-62 from 23 overs led the Mountaineers offense with Aiden Marshall (3-31), Sam Robinson (2-15) and Hugh Clarkson (1-30) each. The Tigers have reached a total of 191 first innings. in 86.1 overs. In the second set, Sheffield went a quick 1-57 in six overs. Simmonds (19) and McNab (15) each had two sixes, and King fell back with 21 of 17 not eliminated. Meanwhile in Devonport, Latrobe won a first set against the Orions. Choosing to bat first, a team effort brought Latrobe’s total to 166 from 67.1 overs. Matthew Bennett (27) was the devil’s best with the bat, as Tristan Weeks scored 22. Hasan Abeyrathna’s 4-56 in 19 overs led Devonport’s attack as Samuel Fogg (3-45), Peter Fulton (2-30) and Eli Sheean (1-24) each pitched. While Orions flyhalf Brent Lawler led the chase with 33 of 94, Brad Moore (24) and Fogg (17) were the only other Devonport hitters to hit the double. Brandon King’s 4-22 was Latrobe’s best shot. Latrobe declared the second inning at 4-123 after 47.5 overs. James Wescombe (40 of 67) and Tim Moore (29 of 57 not eliminated) had a partnership of 62. Abeyrathna (2-16 from nine overs and three maidens) continued his fine form with the ball for the Orions.

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