CYMS Kellys has put together the biggest score of the Orange District Cricket Association 2012-13 season, smashing 387 against Orange City in the Centenary Cup competition at Bletchington Oval on Saturday.
In a well-rounded effort from the green and golds’ top order, Andrew Lockwood (69) and Mitch Winslade (86) put on 143 for the first wicket before City bowler Pat Fahy (1-22) removed Lockwood.
But there was no respite in the fallen wicket.
Michael Hannelly (85) picked up where Lockwood left off and as City managed to pick up the odd wicket, CYMS’ bats continued to pile on the runs as Ed Wright (39), Matt Winslade (18) and Matt Culverson (16) added to the 387 total and contributed to CYMS’ big 10-wicket win.
Orange City continues to stamp its authority on the ODCA’s second grade competition, routing one of its main rivals for the 2012-13 crown last round.
City defeated Gladstone outright by 144 runs at Moulder Park, with a 58 from batsman Scotty Rosser and figures of 7-36 from quick Ed Morrish securing City’s big win and maintaining its unbeaten record on top of the second grade ladder.
Squaring off at Anzac Park, Metro Force and Orange City Warriors fought out an entertaining match.
Metro Force won first innings points by 19 runs, but the match continued as both searched for much needed points and an outright victory.
It brought about some big hitting by the Force boys.
Nathan Gander smashed 56 while Gav Smith belted 106 in quick time as Metro put on 6-203 in its second innings.
It wasn’t enough to earn maximum points though, with Warriors digging in until stumps to reach 1-80 chasing 222 for victory.
In the round’s other second grade match, CYMS won first innings points by 72 runs against Kinross.
In the ODCA’s third grade competition, Metro Wanderers can thank Nick Sharp for a big outright win over Centrals.
Chasing 140 for the first innings win, Sharp hit 72 to back up Cazim Kadic’s earlier innings of 72 and help guide the Wanderers to 269.
Sharp then took 4-10 to dismiss Centrals for 122 to secure the innings and seven-run victory.