THE second grade battle between Gladstone and Orange City hangs in the balance after Saturday’s first day of play.
Gladstone worked its way to 201 and then had City at 3-81 at the end of the day’s play.
The Gladstone top order started well with openers Duncan Young (52) and Ben McAlpine (38) setting things up, before Ray Milner (49) carried on with the job.
A late collapse meant Gladstone was all out for 201 as Dave Boundy (4-44), Ryan Sinclair (3-25) and Mark Toynton (2-36) took multiple wickets.
Orange City didn’t have the ideal start losing opening Andrew McIntyre (1) to be 1-7.
Boundy (60 not out) kept the score ticking over and will resume batting this Saturday with Andrew Rutledge (4no), with the side at 3-81.
McAlpine already has 2-24 from his seven overs.
Cavaliers scored a strong 83-run first innings win over Waratahs in their third grade clash.
Cavs posted 207 from their 40 overs before removing Waratahs for just 124.
CYMS scored a four-wicket win over City Warriors.
Warriors were out for 132 with Jason Corby’s 52 the best.
Michael Brindle took 4-35 for CYMS and Tom Satterthwaite claimed 3-7.
In response, CYMS reached 135 with four wickets in hand. Satterthwaite (42) and Michael Hannelly (35) were the best.
Darcy O’Shea had the best figures for Warriors with 3-15 from his eight overs.
In the other third grade match, Centrals accounted for Wanderers by 39 runs.
Centrals batted first and were all out for 145 before they removed Wanderers for 106.
There were some hard-fought games in Centenary Cup action on Saturday.
CYMS scored a 36-run win over Kinross Young Guns.
CYMS batted first and were all out for 160 and then removed Kinross for 124 in the 27th over.
Orange City scored a tight win over Kinross thirds in their clash.
Kinross made 7-193 with Cameron Robinson (54) leading the way.
Things were tight in the chase for City but they reached 8-194 in the 34th over.
A half-century from Tom Belmonte helped CYMS to a first innings win over Waratah.
Waratahs made 6-117 in 36 overs with Angus Howarth working his way to 60.
In reply, Belmonte (54no) and AJ McNiven (37) pushed CYMS to 2-121.