ONCE again the Gander brothers, Kurt and Nathan, inspired Wanderers to a nigh on unbeatable position in its Orange District Cricket Association second grade clash with Gladstone.
The pair combined in a 161 run third wicket partnership to catapult Wanderers to 375, from just 62 overs.
Coming together at 2-63, the pair blasted the Gladstone attack all over Moulder Park before Kurt was finally dismissed for 71.
Nathan continued his hard-hitting innings, and was eventually the eighth man dismissed with the score on 363, for 190.
Ben McAlpine was the pick of the Gladstone bowlers, taking 3-83. Kyran Bubb is leading the Gladstone chase, 49 not out of his team’s 1-60 total.
In the other second grade game Orange City wrapped up first innings points over Kinross, at Max Stewart.
Mark Toynton took 6-20 as the students were rolled for just 68. City made 147 in reply, the final wicket signalling the end of day one.
In third grade, Waratahs newcomer Manu Mohan continued his good form, blasting 110 in his team’s win over Centrals.
After Centrals posted 9-218 from its 40 overs, led by Chris Beatty (84), Waratahs passed the total six down in the final over of the game.
Mick Corby fell just short of providing the lower grades with another century on Saturday.
Corby was caught behind on 96 against Wanderers Force, as Orange City posted 7-255. Corby was offered good support by Ryan Milham (47) and Dan Thorn (34). Wanderers fell seven runs short in its chase, finishing 8-248 after 40 overs.
Will Currall and Leon Lincoln led Cavaliers to an easy 50 run win over CYMS. Lincoln (71) and Currall (73) led the maroons to 9-220, before bowling CYMS out for 170.
In Centenary Cup, CYMS Kellys and Kinross Young Guns recorded six wicket and one wicket wins respectively.