THE Western Warriors’ wretched start to their Tilney Pro50 campaign continued as their Bank Holiday Monday challenge was swept aside by the Highlanders at Forthill.
After dismissing the visitors for 214, the home troops cruised to glory with more than 15 overs and six wickets in hand.
Opener Jack Mitchell marked his Highlanders debut with a solid unbeaten 55, while Craig Wallace (62 from 46) and Chris Greaves (58 not out from 34) punished the visiting attack. Greaves finished off the chase with a huge six off Tom Bradburn.
Earlier, Riyaad Henry was the mainstay of the Warriors innings with 66. He hit six fours in his 93-ball stay at the crease before being trapped lbw by Michael Leask.
Scott Cameron was the pick of the home attack, snapping up three for 46, including both openers Michael English and Mo Awais.
Highlanders will now focus on next weekend’s make-or-break double header. On Sunday, they square up to the Eastern Knights, who will be defending their 100% record at Broughty Ferry.
Twenty four hours later, the men from the north east head for Ayr and a re-match with the Warriors, who will be determined to hit back on home-turf.