IN A bizarre week of Orange District Cricket Association lower grade action, no game was more interesting than the Kinross and Cavaliers contest at Glenroi Oval.
On a deck that never lends itself to big scores, Cavaliers were sent in to bat first against the students and struggled.
Charlie Cooper was the chief destroyer for Kinross, bagging 3-16, while Rowan Wilson (2-14) did his bit with the ball as the students bowled Cavaliers out for 87 in just the 25th over.
Cavaliers very nearly turned their paltry total into a winning one, as Will Currell (4-7) and Marcus Burrell (3-20) combined to have Kinross reeling at 7-10.
But the tail wagged for Kinross, with Scott McKellar (24no) and Cooper (36no) combining to steer the students to 8-89 and a hard-fought two-wicket victory.
Playing at Jack Brabham 2, Wanderers and Gladstone fought out a high-scoring fixture.
Defending 8-263 after Kurt Gander hit a brilliant 111, Wanderers were made to sweat following an equally impressive ton by Gladstone bat Tim Lowe.
Lowe belted108 not out to help Gladstone to within 32 runs of the total with one wicket still in hand after their 40 overs.
Wanderers’ bowlers shared the workload, with Darryl Kennewell’s 2-24 the most impressive figures.
In other lower grade action, Dave Boundy hammered 121 in Orange City’s 158-run win over Wanderers Force, CYMS defeated Orange City Warriors by eight wickets and Centrals enjoyed a nine-wicket triumph over Waratahs.
In Centenary Cup, CYMS enjoyed a nine-wicket win over KWS 3rds and KWS Young Guns dug deep in an impressive three-wicket victory against Orange City.
Meanwhile, CYMS Fahys won on forfeit against Waratahs.