WITH a flick of the wrist, Coffs Harbour saw its new Twenty20 competition kick-off in spectacular fashion over the weekend.

It also saw the unveiling of Sawtell batsman, Tyh Murphy as the number one draft pick in the competition. He slotted into the Brumbies team quite easily and put in a resounding 80 runs for them.

Brumbies batsman, and CHDCA committee member, Grant Lawler said Murphy got off to a brilliant start. 

"With a score like that on debut he's going to be one to watch in the future," Lawler said. 

Lawler said with the tournament in full-swing there are plenty of positives to take away from it.

"There has been a massive positive response from some of the players with it all being good," he said.

"Everyone was excited to get in there and have a crack at the new form.

"Of course there was going to be some talk about Twenty20 ruining technique, but all in all, there were some normal cricket shots but played in a very aggressive way."

Stingrays batsman Brad Lewis smashed 103 off only 39 balls to help his team record two wins on the opening day while Rhys Tolhurst claimed 4-12 for the Devils in one of their games. 

The second round of T20 action gets underway this weekend.

CHDCA T20 TABLE AFTER DAY 1
Ghosts - 12
Stingrays - 12
Brumbies - 7
Devils - 7
Sharks - 2
Dragons - 2



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