Two of the three games were thrillers to start the Naracoorte cricket season on Saturday.
Kybybolite defeated Wortley Warriors in a low-scoring game, Townies just held off Lucindale in a rematch of last year’s grand final, and Apsley had a good win over Devils.
At IB Edwards Oval, Kyby batted first and got away to a fast start against Warriors before losing two wickets with the score at 30 in the fourth over.
Will Walker claimed both of those and went on to claim a further three wickets in an excellent bowling performance of 5/35.
Stuart Shepherd was the only batsman to really get going with 39 as Walker and the other Warriors bowlers restricted them to a score of just 93.
In reply, Warriors were cruising at 2/59 but then had an epic collapse 0f 8/16 after Kyby captain Brad Davies came on to bowl, taking 4/12. Jarrod Sears made 37 but the rest of the side struggled and Warriors were bowled out for just 75.
At Apsley, the home side produced a strong all-round performance to beat Devils. Apsley batted first and made an excellent 4/209 from its 20 overs, with Matt Treglown making 71 not out, Chris Block 56 and Bodhi Carberry 36.
In reply, Devils struggled, with the last available score 7/47, with Carberry taking 4/10.
At Wortley Oval, Townies batted first against Lucindale and made a competitive 156, thanks mainly to Matt Smith (54) and Sam Henschke (40).
In reply, Lucindale looked to be cruising to victory before Townies bowler Brad Redding bowled a tight last over, dismissing top scorer Michael McGurk and keeping the runs down to give his side a narrow win, Lucindale finishing at 9/153. Leg spinner Mark Collins and Redding both took three wickets.
Padthaway had the bye.