Tallangatta’s international import Dilhara Lokuhettige made a sound debut in Cricket Albury-Wodonga, claiming 1-28 against Albury.
“I wasn’t happy with the way I bowled,” he said.
“But I have not played since February, and it will take three or four weeks to know what will be the best length to bowl.”
The association fielded seven overseas player in the opening round.
Albury’s Scottish Sole brothers – Chris and Tom – took a wicket apiece at Billson Park.
“It wasn’t my best bowling performance,” paceman Chris Sole said.
New City’s English import Raj Dohal made an instant impact, grabbing two wickets in the first over of the match.
Eagles opponent Aaron Gillespie was the leading overseas scorer with 35.
“The wicket was soft from all the rain, and you never felt set,” the Irish under-19 international said.
East Albury’s Alex Ridd took 3-25 against Wodonga Raiders, while their English recruit Callum Prosser snared 1-26.