IT was a two-man Cavaliers show on Saturday at Jack Brabham (4), as all-rounders Will Currall and Scott Lawrence led their team to a comfortable 36-run win over Centrals.
Currall blasted 114 before Lawrence ran through the Centrals top order, taking 5-48 in the Orange District Cricket Association third grade clash.
After winning the toss and batting Cavaliers piled on 211, with Currall being offered good support by Marcus Burrell (47) and Bailey Preston (17).
Ben Hyde was the pick of the Centrals bowlers, taking 4-49.
In reply, Centrals looked on track to run the target down at 3-100, after Matt Tedeschi (34), Lachy Harrison (34) and Will Richard (20) got the chase off to a good start, taking their team to 3-100.
Unfortunately, skipper Nick McGrath (17) started a red and black collapse after he was caught off the bowling of 11-year-old Hugh Middleton. Centrals lost 5-21, falling for 175.
Matt Weller’s individual effort inspired Wanderers Force to its first win of the third grade season, and just its second overall.
CYMS skipper Gerard Hannelly was left to rue his decision to bat first as his team fell for just 113 after being put in a spin by Weller, who snared a career best 7-19.
Weller then plundered 47 in Wanderers Force’s reply, leading his team to a comfortable three wicket victory.
In second grade, Ross Beasley knocked up a boundary laden 90 not out in Orange City’s 149-run win over Kinross, at Sally Kennett Oval.
Beasley blasted six sixes and five fours in his innings before Paul PcRae (32) did his best to spark a chase in Kinross’s reply, but after City medium-pacer Andrew Rutledge (4-10) snared his scalp the students lost regular wickets, bowled out for 78.
In Centenary Cup, James Croke smashed 69 in his team’s monster total of 6-165 against Waratahs. at Anzac Park.
Sam Cooper then snared 4-22 as the green and golds dismissed ’Tahs for just 64.
CYMS Fahys made it a Centenary Cup double as they overcame Orange City, led by Angus McNiven.
Despite fighting knocks from Harry Cooper (25) and Ben Larsen (22 not out), City was unable to accrue more than 7-86 from its 20 overs.
In reply, McNiven blasted 33 to inspire a seven wicket win.