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Thevenard 9/192 def Smoky Bay 10/135

Fine bowling saw Thevenard get the better of Smoky Bay by 57 runs in Far West cricket action on Saturday.

The reigning champions posted 9/192 and then bowled Smoky out for 135 to pick up a first win of the new season.

Jarrad Trowbridge and Josh Threadgold got Thevenard going for another campaign before Trowbridge fell for 18.

Ryan Meier joined Threadgold and the pair put on 51 for the second wicket only for Meier to be run out for 12, which was quickly followed by a Daniel Hertz duck to leave Thevenard at 3/80.

Lachlan Wilkins and Threadgold calmed the waters as the pair took Thevenard past 100 before Threadgold was bowled for 35.

Wilkins and Josh Seidl came together with the score at 4/111 and saw a 65-run stand ended when Wilkins was caught for 39, while Seidl fell just short of a half-century when caught for 48.

That wicket triggered a lower order collapse with Beau Halbert, Ryan Irvine, Jonty Woods and the unbeaten pair of Brodie Skinner and Taij Kaehne making little impression on the scoreboard.

Thevenard lost their last five wickets for just 16 runs.

Toby Lee ripped through the tail to finish with figures of 4/38, while Tom Manners took 2/25.

Keen to bounce back from an opening round loss, Smoky Bay made a terrible start as Trowbridge claimed the scalps of Broadie Chandler, two runs, and Liam Pope, three, to leave them 2/9.

Riley Prince made 14 before he was caught which reduced Smoky Bay to 3/27.

Waylon Drew and Chris Williams combined to get Smoky up to 54 when Drew departed for 13.

Williams led the way for Smoky Bay, but when he was caught and bowled by Threadgold for 33 it meant something special was required to turn the match around.

That wicket left the visitors on 5/75 and they soon lost Matthew Stott for four.

Joe Williams and Manners offered some resistance with 14 and 10 runs respectively, only to fall in quick succession.

Michael Pearce made 12 runs and Lee added 15 yet both were dismissed with the score on 135 to signal the end of the contest.

Hertz took the final three wickets to end with 3/39, while Trowbridge, Threadgold and Wilkins took two wickets each.

Streaky Bay 10/124 def by Ceduna 3/126

Excellent bowling from Lachlan Marks helped Ceduna to a seven wicket win against Streaky Bay.

Streaky Bay were all out for 124, a total Ceduna reached comfortably as they made 3/126.

The home side enjoyed an opening round win over Smoky Bay yet were on the back foot following the early wicket of Joseph McInnis for a duck.

Nicholas Schumann and Blake Kenny combined to get the score up to 47 only to then both fall for 17.

The dual wickets left Streaky on 3/49 and brought Mark Dolling and Nathan Johnson to the crease.

Dolling reached 20 and Johnson added 18 runs yet just as the pair settled in for a long stint Marks struck to remove both two runs apart.

Tobyn Lennell was then run out for six and the wickets continued to fall as Travis Brown and Zac Watson were dismissed by Marks for 11 and eight runs respectively.

Tyson Montgomerie was bowled for a duck and Kyan Saunders was the last man out for one.

Marks took 4/31 from his nine overs, while Jaxon Bennett claimed two wickets.

Ceduna wobbled as Jamie Bennett was bowled for two and one run later Bredon Smart had his stumps rattled for a duck to leave them 2/14.

Charlie Williams kept a cool head to combine with Jaxon Bennett, 27 runs, for a 49-run stand.

Bennett was also bowled, however Williams carried the bat to finish on 26 and Brendan Kloeden joined him at the crease with 47 not out.

McInnis was the pick of the Streaky attack with 2/18, while Johnson took 1/23.