A 110-run partnership has helped CYMS seal victory in the opening game of the Orange District Cricket Association’s second grade 2017-2018 season.
After both openers were out with the score on 53 Ben Chiarella and Tom Satterthwaite came together at Jack Brabham 1 to put the team in a strong position.
Chiarella was eventually caught on 71 and Satherthwaite was also caught just three runs later after making 68.
CYMS was eventually out for 202.
In reply Cavs made 165.
Aidan Moriarty was the best of the bowlers picking up 4-26 off his seven overs including a maiden.
Kinross won a thriller over Orange City hanging on a for a two run win at the Country Club Oval.
Opener Max Powell and number six batsman Luca Wynn both top scored on 40 runs.
Powell and Hamish McIntyre put on 52 runs before the first wicket fell.
McIntyre was leg before wicket to Darren Barret.
Andrew Rutledge achieved the rare feat of getting both a father and daughter out.
Andrew and Phoebe Litchfield were both caught off Rutledge’s bowling after making just one run each.
Kinross made 163 and bowled City out for 161 in 40 overs.
Stuart Crisp was the best of the bowlers picking up 3-21 off five overs while Will Luelf took 3-23 off eight overs including two maidens.
The other game was between Centrals and Waratahs.
The Waratahs took the points, scoring 6/208 before bowling Centrals out for 156 at Jack Brabham 2.
In third grade CYMS claimed its first points for the year by beating Cavaliers by six wickets.
Cavaliers were all out for 98 and CYMS passed the total at 4-99 after 21 overs.
Nick Fisher made 47 not out to top the scoring.
Shehan Fernando took 4-25 off eight overs including two maidens to do the most damage to the Cavs batting lineup.
He was assisted by Scott Fitzpatrick who took 3-7 off a tight four overs and captain Kevin Costa took 2-27 off six overs including two maidens.
The other game was between Kinross and City, which saw City chase down 123 with the loss of six wickets, finishing on 6/126.
The Waratahs had the bye in third grade.
First grade, fourth grade and the centenary cup all begin this weekend.
In round one of first grade, last year’s minor premiers CYMS host the Centrals at Wade Park.
Kinross will host reigning champions the Cavaliers at Kinross Woloroi School, while the City have the bye.
Only three teams have entered centenary cup, with Kinross hosting the CYMS and City having a bye.