Maitland's junior cricketers have made a strong start to the representative season winning the under-16 and under-14 Hunter Valley Junior Cricket Council Twenty20 titles and finishing third in the under-12s.
Contested over the past fortnight, Maitland under-16s and under-14s went through the series against Cessnock, Singleton and Upper Hunter undefeated.
Maitland restricted Cessnock to 9/73, led by three-wicket hauls to skipper Lachlan Page (3-7) and Brayden Lucas (3-10) in the under-16 final on Sunday.
In reply, Maitland made 3/75 in 15.2 overs to record a seven-wicket win.
In the under-14s final, Upper Hunter posted an impressive 2/93 from their 20 overs, however, Maitland was up to the challenge.
Jaxon Brooks made 50 and Isaac Edwards was 34 not out when Maitland reached their target at 1/94 in 17.1 overs. Skipper Thomas Thorpe was the other not out batsman on seven.
In the under-12s final, Cessnock made 2 for 187, with Tyrese Flood making 58, Benzen Burzacott 54 not out and Noah McNamara 30 not out to defeat Upper Hunter 8/58.
The annual IDCA competition resumes this Sunday with Maitland fielding teams from under-12 to under-16s.
Maitland won the under-13 title, was runners-up in under-15s and third in under-16s last year.
The under-12s are away to Hornsby, and under-14s and 16s also have away games to Manly Warringah.
The under-13s play Hornsby at King Park, Raymond Terrace and the under-15s host NWS Hurricanes at Robins Oval
Under 12s: Jack Sullivan, Harrison Dunn, Sam Holz, Ryder Howard, Rohan Power, Samuel Bailey, Thomas Long, Stirling Strachen, Peter McCloskey, Tremayne Small, Aiden Gibson, Cameron Barker
Under 13s: Jett Saxby, Andy York, Hayden Lucas, Ronan Hill, Will Parkinson, Darcy Emmett, Jackson Knox, Darcy Hickey, Toby Smith, William Scanes, Oska Greentree, Bailey Holstein
Under 14: Harry Scowen, Charlie Walker, Oscar Walker, Izaac Coyle, Isaac Edwards, Jaxon Brooks, Thomas Thorpe, Peter MacCullum, Jack Ryan, Lachlan MacIntyre, Cody Burley, Nate Blundell, Rees Gibson
Under 15: Patrick Stewart, Joseph Hancock, Tom Porter, Brodie Little, Aidan Eather, Tom Lovegrove, Ryan Furness, Joseph Druery, Ethan Bartlett, Jett Lee, Jack Knight, Noah Fisher, Ethan Cook
Under 16: Baylee Borrow, Toby Warner, Daniel Harden, Lachlan Page, Hudson Smith, Sam Lynch, Brayden Lucas, Samuel Peacock, Ben Parkinson, Izach Dennis, Jay Boyd, Josh Wells