City United and Kurri Weston remain the only two unbeaten teams after round two of Maitland first grade cricket.
City bludgeoned East Maitland at Robins Oval scoring 9-299 before dismissing the Griffins for 155 with Nick Bower the chief destroyer with 5-27.
Kurri Weston’s hard work over the winter continues to pay dividend prevailing in another hard-fought encounter, this time securing a two-wicket win away to Raymond Terrace.
Western Suburbs turned around last week’s loss with a seven wicket win against Thornton Park at Coronation Oval.
City United v Eastern Suburbs
Nick Bower’s 5-27 snuffed out any hopes of Eastern Suburbs matching City United’s first innings total of 9/299 at East Maitland Park.
Three City batsmen scored half-centuries with opener Matthew Latham top scoring with 82 including 16 fours and a six.
Anru Kriel (64) and Jason Morris (59) maintained the pressure on the Easts attack with their onslaught including a combined 20 fours and a six.
Andrew Mullard was the other main contribute with six fours in his quick-fire 27 before being stumped.
Dallas Crane (4-44) and Brendan Allen (3-53) were the best of Easts bowlers.
Wests v Thornton Park
Seven Thornton Park batsman ended with double figures but no one could go on with it as they were bundled out for 175 by Western Suburbs at Coronation Oval.
Ricky Dent top scored with 30, with tailender Chris Archer scoring 28 not out at the end of the innings.
Luke Donnelly was the chief destroyer with 4-28.
The Plovers batsman were in a hurry, with Tim Clarke setting the tone with 34 from 24 balls.
Aaron Mahony top scored wtih 43 as Wests passed the total in the 32nd over for the loss of three wickets.
Kurri Weston v Raymond Terrace
Kurri Weston keep on finding the answers in tight situations with Josh Tuckwell anchoring the Warriors innings with 73 to allow them to haul in Raymond Terrace’s total of 193.
Grant Lowbridge, who scored an invaluable 38 not out, stuck with Tuckwell after several batsman made starts but couldn’t go on with it.
Nick Savage (2-27) and Shannon Bills (2-25) were the best of Raymond Terrace’s bowlers.
Steve Smith took one too many quick runs and fell just short a century to be run out on 92. Jaymes Thomas was next best with 30, but the top-order duo will create headaches for attacks as the season progresses.
Tim Harding (3-21) and Alex Seamer (3-39) were the best of the Warriors attack.