Kurri Weston all-rounder Jack Sylvester tore through the Greater Illawarra batting line-up claiming 5-20 to lead Central Northern to victory in their second round match at the Bradman Cup on Tuesday.
The win gets Central North’s campaign firmly back on track after a 71-run loss to North Coastal on the opening day of the under-16 tournament at Albury.
Sylvester is one of four Maitland players in the Central Norther line-up being joined by Kurri Weston teammate Beau Parnell and City United duo Cameron Wynn and Ben Crebert.
Singleton teenager Thomas Druery is also part of the team.
Central Northern’s under-14 Kookaburra Cup team has one win and two losses from the opening two days of the competition.
The team features a strong contingent of Maitland players including the Walker twins, Oscar and Charlie, Joseph Hancock and Tom Porter who all play with East Maitland in the Maitland junior competition.
In the opening Bradman Cup game, Central North came up against a red-hot North Coastal team who posted 256 before being dismissed in the 50th over.
Sylvester claimed 2-54 of 9.3 overs and Wynn picked up 2-43 from 10.
In reply, Central North were all out for 185 in the 44th over. Parnell made 24 and Sylvester chimed in with a quick-fire 15.
The boys got back on track on Tuesday dismissing Greater Illawarra for 78 in the 30th over.
Sylvester was the chief destroyer with 5-20 off nine overs, Wynn picked up 2-7 off three and Druery claimed 1-22 off seven.
Crebert was 15 not out as Central North chased down their target finishing on 2-79 after 27 overs.
Joseph Hancock was the star with the bat making 51 not out as Central North posted 6/168 from 40 overs in the Kookaburra Cup opening match against North Coastal.
North Coastal made 8/172 in reply reaching their target in 37.2 overs.
The Kookaburra Cup moved to Twenty20 double headers on Tuesday with Central North winning their round two fixture by five-wickets against Western.
Central North restricted Western to 6/102 with Charlie Walker taking 2-12 and brother Oscar 1-13 off their four overs.
In reply, Central North made 5/104 to reach their target with two balls to spare.
In the second Twenty20, Central North posted 4/123 in their 20 overs against Riverina.
Oscar Walker made the initial breakthrough capturing the two openers with the score on 48, but some late big-hitting delivered Riverina the win.