Points to Harwood
HARWOOD Hilton took first innings points against GI Hotel Tucabia-Copmanhurst on Saturday after a devastating display of fast bowling by Kane Aeschlimann.
Aeschlimann took 8/49 from 15 overs to have Tucabia-Copmanhurst bowled out for 91 in reply to Harwood's 6/194.
Harwood resumed the day at 5-133 and with 14 overs left to bat, set about scoring quick runs.
Peter Hickey ended up with 31 not out, after Craig Moran, 47, and Geoff Simmons, 47, last week had set a solid foundation.
Nathan Adamson was the pick of the bowlers, taking 3/56 from 18 overs.
Tucabia-Copmanhurst got off to a slow start, finding themselves 1/8 when Brad Lloyd was trapped lbw for a duck by Craig Moran.
Moran kept the pressure up at one end by constantly beating the bat, while Aeschlimann took the wickets at the other.
The Tucabia-Copmanhurst batsmen were never allowed to settle and with no partnership lasting past 14 runs, they were never going to reach Harwood's total.
Bob McKenzie top scored with 32.
Harwood sent Tucabia-Copmanhurst in for a second innings chasing bonus points and had them 3/89 when play finished.
Greg Watkins was 43 not out, while Matt Petrie had two second innings' wickets, with Nathan Ensbey finishing with more wickets than he did runs, 1/13 off four overs.
Harwood captain Tim McMahon said it was a great effort from his opening bowlers.
"The wickets came from some good seam bowling," he said.
"Kane and Craig both bowled really well and kept them under pressure.
"It's a great start to the year for us, especially since we haven't done a lot of training and we've still got a few blokes to come back."