The Armidale Second XI continued their unbeaten start to the Connolly Cup with a 73-run win over Quirindi on Sunday.
After being sent in, Armidale made 188 before rolling the home side for 115 in just over 26 overs.
“It was a good team effort,” skipper Pete Collins said.
“Everyone batted in partnerships well and valued their wickets.”
Jos McDonald top-scored with 51, and with Nick Day (22) put on 37 for the second wicket, and with Ben Spence (33) 48 for the second.
Collins couldn’t speak highly enough of the way they performed as a team, that continuing then onto the field.
“The whole bowling group bowled well as a group,” Collins said.
It was a good team effort.- Pete Collins
He led the charge with 4-13 off eight. Nick Levy also snared 4-45 with his leg-spinners.
“The effort in the field from the boys was good, there was a lot of talk and a lot of enthusiasm,” he said.
For the home side, Sunday was for at least half of the team their first game. That rustiness really showed with the bat.
“We batted horribly. The boys did well to get us to 129,” captain Elliot Tourle said.
Matt Parsons top-scored with 29 and put on about 60 with Todd Burgess. Tourle had elected to field to try and get them into the game.
He topped the wickets with three with Burgess and spinner Zac Radcliffe chiming in with two.
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