Orange Centrals Cricket Club have picked up a much-needed win as they begin the second half of the 2018-19 Orange District Cricket Association season.
Centrals scored the six-wicket win over bottom-of-the-ladder Kinross, atoning for their loss to the students in November in round four.
The entire Kinross batting line-up struggled aside from Gus Cumming, who hit 45 from number 7, with Kinross 7-84 at one stage before Cumming and Hugh McIntyre put on 49 for the ninth wicket.
Centrals shared the wickets around, with Zac Reimer, Cam Rasmussen, skipper Daryl Kennewell and Fletcher Rose all taking two wickets.
Legspinner Matt Ripps and Ed Dodds took the final wickets.
The Kinross side was dismissed for just 138 in the 50-over clash, which Centrals chased down in 35 overs on the back of an unbeaten 70 from Nick Dunlop.
He had plenty of assistance from George Olsen who hit 26.
The students were missing coach Ben Roland and Phoebe Litchfield from their lineup which weakened their batting stocks.
Cumming was the pick of the Kinross bowlers, taking 1-24 from six overs.
The win keeps Centrals in touch with the top three, staying only two points behind Cavaliers – who also won on Saturday – in third place.
Meanwhile, Kinross are now in a tough position to make finals with just the one win from their seven starts this season.
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