Blues get off to a for­mi­da­ble start

OPEN­ING BATS­MEN SET THE BAR FOR MATCH

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - SPORT - Jil­lian McKee

THE NSW Blues have de­feated the WA War­riors by an im­pres­sive 75 runs in the Mata­dor Cup at Black­town In­ter­na­tional Sportspark on Satur­day.

The Blues’ dom­i­nance be­gan early with open­ing bat­ters Nic Maddin­son and Ed Cowan scor­ing a solid 133-run part­ner­ship.

Cricket NSW spokesman Sudesh Arud­pra­gasam said the pair set the stan­dard for the rest of the match.

“It was a dom­i­nant per­for­mance by NSW from the start,” Arud­pra­gasam said.

“The open­ing bats­man set the plat­form at the start of the match, with Ed Cowan go­ing on to score 100.”

The Blues fin­ished with an im­pres­sive 5/264 be­fore send­ing WA in to bat. The War­riors fought back but were no match for the strong Blues side, leav­ing them all out for 189.

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