Riverina have got their Bradman and Kookaburra cup campaigns off to winning starts.
Wagga’s Josh Mills top scored in the Bradman Cup win over Western at Albury on Monday.
He made 79 for the under 16s side as they finished their 50 overs at 9-244.
Mills and fellow Wagga batsman Blake Walker (33) put on a classy 93-run partnership for the sixth wicket.
After making 69 at the top of the order, Albury’s Coby Fitzsimmons then snared four wickets in the 43-run win.
Meanwhile a five-wicket haul from Jordan Rhodes helped knock off defending champions Western in the Kookaburra Cup.
Chasing Riverina’s 7-180, Western looked in good shape at 3-101 before Rhodes turned things around to help them run out 39-run winners.
Newcastle is next up in the Bradman Cup on Tuesday while the Kookaburra Cup team tackles Central Coast.