FOLLOWING an interrupted start to the Upper Hunter District Cricket Association's 2019-20 season, Brook Blue finally made it onto the field in round two.
The Muswellbrook side endured a washout against new team Souths on the opening weekend, but enthusiastically locked horns with club mates, the Silver Slugs, for bragging rights at Weeraman Field on Saturday.
The local derby was played in good spirits, although the Blues appeared to be in the box seat early after snaring the big scalps of Shaun Wilkins, Mal Kendall, Kyle Erickson and Jarrod Watts reasonably cheaply.
Peter Turnbull continued his good form from 2018-19 with a couple of crucial wickets.
Meanwhile, Souths - who returned to the competition this year - tackled the Bushrangers at home, Harrison Oval, in their first hit-out.
In the Singleton District Cricket Association, Denman faced off with Creeks (second grade) and Valley (third grade) in steamy conditions.
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