SATURDAY saw a blockbuster of fixtures in the Macleay Valley Cricket Association first grade competition as the Twenty/20 rounds kicked off.
A washout on January 9 saw the first four twenty over games cancelled but it was worth the wait with some sensational matches.
At Kempsey Golf Club Nulla won the toss and elected to bat with Corey Crotty and Beau Mainey getting their side off to a steady start.
When Crotty was dismissed in the fourth over Nulla were travelling around a run a ball at 1/27.
Angus Crotty then joined Mainey (25) for a small partnership before both batsman departed around the same time at 2/49 and 3/53.
The arrival of Bryce Widdison saw the tally increase, coupled by Flynn O'Loughlin's ability to up the run rate.
O'Loughlin's 28 off 14 deliveries saw the score reach 5/106 at the time of his dismissal while Widdison scored a 37 ball half-century to see Nulla finish 6/159.
Nathan Marriott had sensational figures for a T/20 with 1/10 off 4 overs with Brendan Roache (2/39 off 4 overs) also chipping in.
Frederickton got off to a similar start in their innings, scoring at just under a run a ball until Grant McMillan and Jamie Cooper met at 2/35.
The two combined for an 81-run partnership before Cooper (36 off 27 balls) was dismissed off the bowling of Ronan O'Loughlin at 3/116 in the 16th over.
Corey Crotty then bowled Marriott for 3 before the highlight of the weekend in the 18th over.
O'Loughlin started the over dismissing the dangerous McMillan for a well made 74 off 50 balls.
The next delivery saw Roache bowled before the youngster then proceeded to trap Daniel Chabros in front of the stumps with the umpire raising his figure to seal a special hat-trick.
With 33 runs needed off the last over, the game was out of sight for Frederickton, reaching 7/134 off their 20 overs, O'Loughlin finishing with 4/26 off his three overs.
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