Mark Dolling and Damien Johnson on form as Streaky Bay make winning start to the new season

Streaky Bay have opened the Far West cricket season with a 44-run success over Smoky Bay on Saturday.

Streaky were led by 40 runs from Mark Dolling in their total of 160, with Damien Johnson then taking four wickets to see Smoky bowled out for 116.

The Bears opened the batting and Joseph McInnis was the first casualty of the season for just four runs, as Streaky Bay then steadily lost wickets.

Opener Brenton Bascombe was out for 17, Blake Kenny made 15 and Nicholas Schumann was caught for 14 to leave the visitors on 4/64.

That brought Dolling and Damien Johnson together and the pair put on a vital 69-run stand for the fifth wicket.

Dolling ended the top scorer after he was bowled for 40, and 10 runs later Johnson was dismissed for 31 to leave Streaky at 6/143.

Rodney Heath was removed for 11 and there was little resistance in the tail with Braden Holmes, Scott Montgomerie and Kyan Saunders falling quickly to see Streaky lose their last four wickets for 14 runs, leaving Zac Watson not out.

Toby Lee ripped through the Streaky side to take 4/27, while Joseph Williams and Jacob Beattie grabbed two scalps apiece.

Smoky Bay made a good start to their innings as they aimed to start the season with the points.

Chris Williams and Riley Prince combined for a 46-run partnership before Prince was caught for 22.

Next to go was Williams after an innings-best of 30 to leave Smoky on 2/63.

Waylon Drew made 12 and Joseph Williams just three as the pair were dismissed within seven runs, starting a run of regular Smoky Bay wickets.

Brad Gay made 10 runs, but both he and Broadie Chandler were sent back to the pavilion with the score on 95 after falling to Johnson.

There was little respite as Michael Pearce was run out for two to leave Smoky Bay in trouble on 7/100.

They lost the last three wickets for only two runs with Matthew Stott out for seven and Toby Lee a duck, while Tom Manners was caught for 10 to signal the end of the contest.

Johnson tore through the middle order to finish with 4/21, while Kenny chimed in with 2/21.

In the other match, Ceduna defeated Thevenard via a forfeit.