Opener wastes no time in win

The Coffs Coast Advocate - - FIND A - SAM FLANAGAN [email protected]­s­coas­tad­vo­cate.com.au

CRICKET: Some bril­liant bowl­ing and a whirl­wind knock from opener Trent Mitchell have helped Sawtell to a cru­cial win in the North Coast Cricket Coun­cil Pre­mier League.

Host­ing Har­wood in their round 6 fix­ture, the away side won the toss and elected to bat first.

Opener Mark Ens­bey (40) and third drop Ben McMa­hon (57) were the only play­ers to get starts, as they were re­stricted to 9/145 off their 40 overs.

Isaac Hillery and Pa­trick Myles were the chief de­stroy­ers with three wick­ets each.

Mitchell was in­tent on keep­ing the run chase brief, smash­ing 60 runs off 47 balls in­clud­ing seven fours and two sixes.

Richie Gal­lichan (34 not out) and Myles (24 not out) were able to fin­ish off the job for the hosts as they won by six wick­ets.

“It’s like he (Mitchell) has a party to go to at five, he just comes out and blasts from the start and he’s been do­ing it for a long time,” Gal­lichan said.

“He makes ev­ery­one else’s jobs be­low him so much eas­ier be­cause more of­ten than not he’ll break the back of the run chase... He’s a great guy to have on your team.”

Sawtell play CCC this week.

MAS­TER BLASTER: Sawtell opener Trent Mitchell was in fine form on Satur­day.

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