The local season got off to a bit of a soggy start with first grade washed out.
The call was made on Friday with some drizzling rain on Friday morning hampering the wicket preparation.
“Council said they couldn’t get on to roll the wickets,” Gunnedah District Cricket Association secretary James Mack said.
He said it might not have been a bad thing with sides struggling for numbers.
Second grade did though go ahead at Donnelly Fields with Albion and Kookaburras getting their seasons off to winning starts.
At Donnelly 1, Mornington batted first against Albion and were bowled out for 100.
Stan Gaynor anchored Mornington’s innings with a well-made 30 at the top of the order.
Cory Matthews (21) was the only other batsmen to score anything of note as Zac Wheatland (4-15) and Garry Briggs (3-20) tore through them.
Albion in reply chased the runs down in just 15 overs and two wickets down.
Zac Clarke (13no) and Scott Clarke (18) polished off the winning runs after Nathan Millar (21) and Wheatland (47) had done the early leg-work.
They put on 66 for the opening wicket, Wheatland dispatching six fours and a six in his knock.
Leys (1-25) and Ben Hennessy (1-5) were the two successful Mornington bowlers.
Next door, Kookaburras amassed 8-158 from their 40 overs.
Bowe Coward batted well at the top of the order for 41 before Jayden Winsor made 40 at seven.
Beau Clarke (14), Paul Cruickshank (10), Clinton Coward (12) and Greg Nicholls (10) chipped in with valuable runs around them.
Connor Fordham (3-36) and Oscar Thomas (2-28) led the charge with the ball for Court House with Brodie Waterford, Shaeman Barr and Robert Price all chiming in with a wicket.
They could then only muster 63 in reply, Alex Boyd the linchpin of the innings with 27.
Dawson Fordham was the only other batsmen to reach double figures, with half failing to trouble the scorers.
Beau Clarke was responsible for three of those and conceded just one run from his two overs for three wickets.
James McGowan (2-14) provided the initial breakthrough and picked up the first two wickets.
Clinton Coward, Bowe Coward and Winsor were also among the wicket-takers as Kookaburras claimed a 95 run win.
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