Cameron goes to town on the Country Thunder

Town Heat down Country Thunder by 71 runs

Town Heat opener Lachlan Cameron smashes one of his 10 sixes on Friday night in his side’s win, on his way to an unbeaten 149 from 70 balls. Watching on is Country Thunder wicketkeeper and captain Mick Dowdell.

The fourth Narrabri District Cricket Association Charity Cup match was contested on Friday night.

And it was a success on and off the field.

The event raised $15,000 for beneficiary the Narrabri Shire Youth Shack, which was significantly higher than amounts raised at the previous three charity matches.

For the first time in Charity Cup history it was the Town Heat which was victorious, defeating the Country Thunder by 71 runs.

The Heat was sent in to bat by Thunder captain Mick Dowdell, after he won the toss which was conducted by Narrabri Shire mayor Cathy Redding.

Town went on to blast 231 runs for the loss of just four wickets in its 20 overs.

Town Heat: Back, Jarrett Tough, Tom Craig, Nick Smart, Craig Gleeson, Nathan Trindall, Jordyn Mowle, front, Lachlan Cameron, Jake Brayshaw, Nick Tomlinson, Aaron Baker, Hamish Duncan and Luke Meppem.

It then limited Country to 6-160 after 20 overs.

The star of the night was Town Heat’s Lachlan Cameron.

Cameron opened the batting for his side, and batted the entire 20 overs.

He smashed 149 runs from 70 balls, which included 14 fours and 10 sixes.

He opened the batting with Civeo teammate and Town captain Nick Smart.

The pair put on a 41-run partnership before Smart was bowled by Ryan O’Neill for 20.

Cameron then lost Tom Craig who was bowled by Rod Kirk for one, before putting on a 103-run partnership with Craig Gleeson.