A rampant Jackson Gwynne blew Western Zone away on day one of the NSW Country Cricket Colts carnival at Narrabri on Monday.
The Central Northern star ripped through the classy Western top order and then he returned to claim his fifth wicket as the Corey McDean-captained side posted just 109.
Gwynne was the star of the show, destroying a Western top order which many were expecting to lead the Zone to a title triumph at Narrabri.
Western were reduced to 4-13 at one stage with leading batsmen Nic Broes (1), Brock Larance (0), Henry Railz (3), and McDean (4) all back in the sheds.
It marked a shock return to country cricket for Larance and Railz after the pair spent the past two weeks playing at the Cricket Australia Under 19 National Championships at Adelaide.
Ben Mitchell made 25 as he attempted to dig Western out of trouble before Dubbo’s Ben Wheeler top scored with 37.
Wheeler, fresh from his maiden RSL-Whitney Cup century on Saturday, made 37 before he fell with the score on 86.
Gwynne returned and claimed his fifth, knocking over Cody Lawson on his way to finish with the eye-catching figures of 5-24 from seven overs.
Singh took two wickets early in the chase and CYMS star Larance also claimed 2-27 with his spin but the total was nowhere near enough as Adam McGuirk (36) led the chase.
Western will be out to bounce back against ACT Southern District on Tuesday.