Above: Narrabri District Cricket Association second grade T20 champions Tatts – back, Michael Hewett, Anthony Schwager, captain Bill Wood, Mick Morgan, Denis Harvey, Guy Gleeson, front, Jakeb Nipperess, Sid Harvey, Nathan Nott, Josh Rose and Paul Webster.
Tatts Cricket Club is the 2018-19 Narrabri District Cricket Association second grade T20 champions after its second XI got the job done against RSL on Saturday afternoon at Collins Park.
The side won the match comfortably, chasing down the 85-run target set by RSL in 13.2 overs.
The successful run chase was inspired by opener Nathan Nott who scored 52 runs from 31 deliveries during his 48 minutes in the middle.
Nott hit three fours and two sixes in that innings.
He opened the batting with Guy Gleeson and the pair combined for a 50-run first wicket partnership before Gleeson (17) was trapped in front by Will Ford in the seventh over.
That made the score 1-50 and Tatts was never in any real danger of losing the match at that point.
Paul Webster and Michael Hewett were both bowled by Cooper Brayshaw for ducks, while Nott was eventually dismissed for a match-high 52 in the 10th over when he was bowled by Neil Brayshaw.
Skipper Bill Wood (3*) and youngster Jakeb Nipperess (8*) remained unbeaten when Tatts reached the required total with more than six overs remaining.
RSL’s Cooper Brayshaw (2-19 from three overs), Neil Brayshaw (1-17 from 3.2 overs), Ford 1-21 from four overs) and skipper Jason Trindall (0-29 from three overs) were the only bowlers used by the side.
Tatts’ comfortable run chase was made possible by a brilliant bowling performance which restricted RSL to just 84.
Opening bowlers Mick Morgan and Anthony Schwager got Tatts off to a flying start.
Morgan took the ball for the first over and took two wickets at the expense of just three runs, first dismissing Rod Tomlinson who was caught by Hewett, then Matt Gilmore who was stumped by Hewett.
Both of those batsmen departed for ducks.
The following over Schwager bowled RSL opener Beau Tomlinson (2) to make the score 1-5.