Tom Coady helped Western Zone get off the mark at the NSW Country Colts Championship on Tuesday.
After a frustrating loss to Newcastle on Monday, Western bounced back in the first of two Twenty20 matches in Bathurst on Tuesday.
CYMS star and Western captain Coady was key in the win, producing two stumpings behind the stumps before making 55 from 47 balls as his side passed Central Northern's total of 6/106 with more than three overs to spare.
Coady wasn't the only star as he combined with Cooper Brien (44 not out) in a crucial 101 run partnership for the second wicket in the chase.
Earlier in the day, George Cumming led the way with the ball for Western as he finished with figures of 2-8 from his four overs, which included a maiden.
Harry Bayliss and Coady's CYMS teammate Patrick Nelson (both 2-24 off four) were Western's other wicket takers.
It was a satisfying win after Monday's loss while Central Northern entered the game after thrashing Central Coast in their opening match.
"Our bowlers, particularly our spinners, went really well," Western coach Garth Dean said.
"All the plans we bowled too worked. The spinners did a great job because we had to rest a couple of our spinners.
"Cooper and Tom batted really well for their stand. Tom was really unfortunate to get run out in the end. It was just one of those ones that flicked the bowlers hand on the way through to the stumps."
Indeed, it had taken a stroke of luck for Central Northern to break apart the century partnership, as a Brien shot was flicked onto the non-striker's stumps by bowler Alex Stafa.
But by that point Western were sitting at 2-104, and Koda Sissian (1 not out) helped Brien finish off the job.
Brien began the quicker of the pair in his partnership with Coady, which had started due to Anthony Atlee's (1) early dismissal, and he would finish his innings with two fours and two sixes.
However, Coady began to pick up the pace and would hit five fours and three sixes on his way to 55 from 47 deliveries.
Brien pushed his average for the tournament into triple figures after he hit a match high score of 60 in Monday's opening game.
Opener Baylee Borrow (34) was the pick of the batsmen for Central Northern while Matt Holmes (1-13) was the sole wicket taker.
Western followed up their first win of the day with a much closer contested victory against Greater Illawarra in the afternoon match on Tuesday.
On a George Park 1 deck that continued to offer a lot of bounce and spin Western were able to restrict Illawarra to 8-66 from their 17 overs (shortened due to rain).
But a first over disaster, which saw the centurion partnership duo of Coady (0) and Brien (0) dismissed in successive deliveries by Rhys Cattle (4-11), had Western in early trouble.
A patient knock from Koda Sissian (29) and some big late hits from Mikey McNamara (20) got the hosts home with five balls to spare.
Macquarie quick Will Skinner had a great day with the ball for Western as he claimed 4-16 while Cumming went one better than his efforts against Central Northern as he took 3-8.
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