The Tenambit Morpeth Bulls have claimed the Hunter Valley Cup T20 title with a 28-run win over Kurri Weston at Lorn Park on Sunday.
It's the Bulls' first major trophy since returning to Maitland first grade cricket two year ago.
The Bulls made 9/96 from their 20 overs and were dismissed the Warriors for 68 in the 16th over.
Noel Kalathil led the way with bat making 21 for Tenambit Morpeth before being run out. Skipper Adam Sidoti made 17, Tallon Gear 19, Kerryn Ball 12 and Ryan Wind 11.
Sean McDonald was the chief destroyer with the ball for the Bulls taking 4-16. Shane Wind took 2-14 and Alex Lidbury, Ryan Wind and Josh Wilkinson all picked up a wicket each.
MAITLAND TEAMS LOSE OPENING GAMES
Maitland Flood and Magic lost their opening two games of the Newcastle Summer Bash T20 competition on Sunday.
The Flood pushed Wallsend Tigers in their opening game going down by eight runs in an entertaining game.
Tigers made 3/158 and Flood made 4/150 in reply with Shannon Threlfo making 32 off 25 balls, Cal Gabriel 30 off 27. Karl Bowd was not out 35 off 33 balls and Anru Kriel was also unbeaten on 30 from 26.
The Flood suffered a 30-run loss to Newcastle City Sabres in their second game scoring 5/110 in reply to Sabres 9/140.
Sean Gibson picked up 3/20 off his four overs and Cal Gabriel 2/26 to be the pick of the Flood bowlers. Shannon Threlfo top scored with 35 and Logan Smith made 30 not out.
Maitland Magic took early wickets but were unable to defend their total of 5/120 against a strong Waratahs batting line up which reached their total on 7/125 with more than two overs to spare.
Jamie Krake 32, Jack Bennett 28 and Dan Willis 27 led Magic's batting effort, while Willis (2-18) and Brayden Brooks (2-21) picked up two wickets a piece with the ball.
An unbeaten century by Toronto Kookaburras' Jay Lenton proved the difference as Magic fell 48 runs short in their second match.
The Kookaburras finished on 3/166 as Magic, led by 51 by Lachie Wishart and 21 to Chris Archer, were all out for 118 in the final over in reply.