SIX Manning players have been named in a provisional squad of 18 for the Macquarie Stingers side to contest the opening round of the Plan B Big Bash T20 Country Championship at Port Macquarie on Sunday October 30.
This follows matches played between Manning, Hastings and Macleay at the Johnny Martin Oval. Games were initially planned for Chatham Park but were switched to JMO because of wet conditions.
The Manning players are Ricky Campbell, Danial Stone, Matt Collier and Tom Burley (United), Ben Scowen (Wingham) and Ben Marron (Taree West).
Manning won both games. In the opening encounter Manning dismissed Hastings for 81 and lost just two wickets in the run chase. Ricky Campbell finished with 4/29 in Hastings’ innings while Dean Mills made 31 in the run chase. Scowen cracked a quickfire 85 while Collier made 60 as Manning smashed 188 from the Macleay bowlers in the second game. Manning then restricted Macleay to 127. Stone finished with 2/18, Tom Kelly 2/9 and Campbell 2/7.