There were wins for Black Stars and Townview and Challengers in Round 2 of the Mount Isa Bell & Moir Toyota T20 cricket competition.
In the first game at Sunset Oval Black Stars got their second win of the season over the Cavaliers who were sent in to bat.
Openers Nick Farquharson and Eli Jamieson set a hot pace, the latter in his final game before leaving Mount Isa. He was bowled for 14 by an Ash Benson full length delivery. Luke Gowing joined his captain for a well compiled 46 while Farquharson made 55.
The Black Stars put the brakes on with late wickets with legspinner Alistair Baker’s economical spell of 0-15 off four overs proving the difference as Cavs made 7 for 142.
Nathan Giles and Jamie Stewart took two wickets apiece.
Black Stars openers Scott Kyle and Andrew Cullis kept pace with the run rate early on. However Jamieson rattled Kyle’s stumps to put the pressure on.
But with the support of solid knocks from Cameron Conlon (24) and Kyle Keighery (12 no), Cullis’s 84 runs steered the Stars to a comfortable victory by eight wickets.
Jamieson in his final game, and Jason Naylor were the best of the bowlers with a wicket apiece.
In the second game at Sunset Oval the Western Bulls got off to a good start against Townview scoring runs quickly.
But they lost wickets consistently to be all out for 150 after 18 overs. Alex Gollon top scored with 31.
They were helped on with a rare five after the ball hit the wicket keeper’s helmet on the field.
Lewis Read was the best of the bowlers with 2-31. C Heuir took 2-23.
In reply Ty Coetzee made a quickfire 33 before being run out.
Daniel Burke took up the mantle with some big hits in his controlled top-scoring knock of 54.
Townview won with five wickets in hand.
Over at Captain Cook Oval Challengers beat Panthers by four wickets.
The Cavaliers paid tribute to departing player Eli Jamieson who has been a fine servant to the club and Mount Isa cricket.