Riverina heads into day three with an unbeaten record after toppling Newcastle.
The visitors’ Jack Hartigan and Sean Lynch posted a 77-run opening stand, but from there lost 10-66 to be bundled out for 143 from just 36.2 overs.
James Roche was superb with 4-18.
“Jock Yelland, our first change bowler, a big tall left-armer, bowled really well and got us back on track and then Coby (Fitzsimmons) and James Roche bowled in partnership and really turned the game on its head,” Riverina coach Sam O’Connor said.
East Albury’s Miles Hemann-Petersen made a quickfire 42 from 55 deliveries, including five boundaries to set the home team on its way.
“He got us off to a good start, which was really important, he blunted the attack and then took it to them as he does because he’s a natural strokeplayer,” O’Connor said.
Luke Fellows was also superb with an unbeaten 49.
Riverina will play its T20 matches on Wednesday.
It faces Central Coast first.
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