A KNOCK of 93 from Adam Cowden has helped guide Orange City to a comfortable 169-run victory over Kinross on Saturday.
Batting first, Cowden and fellow opener Troy O’Keefe (45) put on 130 for the first wicket as City cruised to a commanding total in its Orange District Cricket Association second grade match.
City’s progress was only accelerated by 54 from skipper Shaun Churchill.
Orange City finished 4-256 from 40 overs.
In reply, Kinross struggled as City’s bowlers did the job with Matt Roberts claiming 4-28 from his eight overs.
Matt Smedley was the student’s best with the bat hitting a quick fire 39, the player-coach played a lone hand as City went on to bowl Kinross out for 87.
The Warriors made it a good day for the Orange City club with a strong win over Gladstone at Jack Brabham.
Gladstone’s card is riddled with starts, with the likes of Ben McAlpine (22), James Sheridan (16), Duncan Young (26) and Mick Sullivan (20) all getting in, but no one went on with it as the lower grade Twenty20 champs limped to 152.
Digging in against a quality attack, the Warriors made it to 8-153 on the back of 41 from young-gun Daniel Donato to guide Warriors to a two-wicket win.
CYMS, and Gerard Hannelly, continued their world-beating form to smash Metro Force by 204 runs at Jack Brabham 3.
Remarkably sent in to bat by Force, CYMS belted 7-308 from its 40 overs with Hannelly (74) and Henry Le Lievre (70) the main contributors while Michael Hannelly (33) and Lan Snowden (two) ticked the score along.
The total proved too big a challenge for Force, with Rod Crowhurst (38) the only batsman to reach double figures in a total of 104.
Nadeem Ashraf continued his good season with the ball, picking up 3-12 off five overs while Pat Madden picked up the marvellous figures of 2-2 off two overs.
In the ODCA’s third grade competition, Cavaliers kept touch with top-of-the-table Centrals courtesy of a 25-run win.
Cavs batted first and made 152 behind Leon Lincoln’s 58.
Young all-rounder Josh Coyte bowled well in picking up 3-19 off six overs and led his side with 28 not out with the bat, but no one stuck around long enough to help him as Centrals were bowled out for 127.
Cavs pair Harry Taberner (3-14) and Dennison Thurtell (3-47) did the bulk of the damage with the ball.