Timely captain's knock for CYMS

CYMS skipper Hugh Le Lievre led his team to an unlikely Orange District Cricket Association first grade victory at Wade Park on Saturday.

Le Lievre knocked up 55 not out to get the green and golds over the line, with good support from Sam Dwyer (40).

Chasing 170 for victory, CYMS resumed play at 2-8 on Saturday, with Matt Baker and night watchman Nick Garton at the crease.

Baker (11) and Hamish Finlayson (5) were both dismissed early, leaving the green and golds reeling at 4-39.

Le Lievre joined Garton, and the pair added 37 before Garton was caught behind for 34. Adam Smith (13) was the sixth CYMS batsman to fall, with the score on 94.

Le Lievre and Dwyer combined in a match winning 66-run seventh-wicket partnership, before Dwyer was dismissed. Le Lievre and Chris Novak (4 not out) had no trouble knocking off the remaining 10 runs to win.

“It was a funny sort of win I guess,” Le Lievre said.

“It was one of those games we hadn’t really won, until we got over the line. It was a good way to show some of our younger guys you don’t have to dominate a game to win.”

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Le Lievre credited Centrals bowling attack, saying they had made the job as hard as possible for his troops.

“Unfortunately (Steve) O’Donnell was unavailable, that would have added one more string to their bow,” Le Lievre said.

“But they all bowled very well, particularly (Dan) Sandford and (Mark) Wiegold. As I’ve said before they have a very good bowling attack, and they fielded pretty well, they took most of their chances, apart from a couple I gave them.

“But we did well, Sammy was particularly good toward the end.

“It was a good game of cricket.”

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