AN unbeaten 129 from Mick McMahon has rocketed CYMS to a comprehensive 180-run demolition of Wanderers Force.
Played at Jack Brabham (three) in round eight of the Orange District Cricket Association’s combined second-third grade premiership, McMahon and Sam Dwyer (88) put on 132 for the third wicket as CYMS raced to 5-281 off their 40 overs.
In reply, Wanderers Force struggled with the bat as Matt Van Shaik (4-26) and Nick Garton (3-17) did the job with the ball to help keep the green and golds in contention for a berth in the ODCA’s second grade competition post Christmas.
Also keeping their hopes alive, Orange City Warriors brought up back-to-back wins with a thumping of Centrals.
Jason Corby’s metronomic-like work with the ball netted him 5-19 as the Warriors bowled out the red and blacks for just 48 in 21 overs, 87 runs short of the target set by the Orange City side batting first.
In other lower grade games, Gladstone belted 9-302 off 40 overs to bring up a 172-run win over Cavaliers and Kinross brought up a four-wicket win over Waratahs.
The top four sides in the ODCA second-third grade competition will play for the second grade trophy post Christmas.
The next six sides will contest third grade.
In the Centenary Cup, Orange City defeated KWS Young Guns by 75 runs, KWS thirds beat CYMS Fahys by five wickets and CYMS Kellys knocked over Waratahs by six wickets on the back of a brilliant 90 not out from Andrew Lockwood.