Paterson and Port Stephens unbeaten in Matiland A-grade

GREAT START: Paterson's Kurt Humphreys backed up his opening round 110 with 47 against Kurri Kurri on Saturday. Picture: Michael Hartshorn

GREAT START: Paterson's Kurt Humphreys backed up his opening round 110 with 47 against Kurri Kurri on Saturday. Picture: Michael Hartshorn

Port Stephens and Paterson remain the only two unbeaten sides after round two in Maitland A-grade.

At the other end of the table Dungog and last year’s beaten grand finalists Windsor Castle have yet to record a win.

Dungog v Port Stephens

Port Stephens cruised to its second easy win in a row, strangling the Dungog batting line up to dismiss them for 68 in the 29th over.

Martin Osmond top-scored for Dungong with 12 as only three their batsman made double figures at Bennett Park on Saturday.

Brendon Sinclair had the best figures of 3-13, as Adam Butler (2-7 from eight overs), Lleyton Eveleigh (2-16 from five) and Allan G Baldwin (2-18 from 6.3) had the best of the day.

The Pythons lost two wickets before Jarrod Moxey (16) and Joshua Mulligan (20) passed Dungog’s total in the 16th over.

Port Stephens changed their batting line up to open with Josh Moxey and Josh Dall but have still only used five batsmen to date.

Paterson v Kurri Kurri

Paterson made it two wins from two starts with a 55-run win against Kurri Kurri at Paterson Sports Ground.

Kurt Humphreys continued his great start to the season with 47 against Kurri after making an unbeaten 110 in round one against Dungog.

Humphreys received good support from Matthew McLetchie (36), Brad Bidner 32 and Russell Presland (24) as Paterson were dismissed for 183.

Bidner backed up his runs with with 3-26 .

Dean Bridges was the other chief wicket-taker with 3-36 as Kurri Kurri were dismissed for 128.

Kurri’s Nathan Stapleford was man of the match in a beaten side scoring 60 and taking 2-24.

Raworth v Windsor Castle

Raworth Rabbitohs opened their account for the season with a one-wicket win against Windsor Castle Stallions.

The Stallions were dismissed for 158 with Leigh Williams and Shayne Bailey the best with the bat with 32 and 25 respectively.

Tim Baker (4-27) and Ryan Threlfo (3-21) were the leading wicket takers for the Rabbitohs.

Tail-ender Mitchell Thompson rescued Raworth’s innings with 48 to help the Rabbitohs reach their target with one-wicket in hand and two overs to spare.

Baker was man of the match after backing up his bowling with 33 runs

Aaron Clack was the best of the Stallions bowlers finishing with 3-36.

Next week Port Stephens hosts Kurri Kurri at King Park 5, Dungog is at home to Windsor Castle and Raworth plays Paterson at Schanck Drive.

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