Cavaliers have returned to the top of the Bathurst Orange Inter District Cricket competition following the side's win over Centrals at Wade Park on Saturday.
Battling rainy conditions across the day, the side was on and off the pitch due to the drizzle and despite losing three wickets early managed to dig in and claim a four wicket win.
Cavs resumed at 1-115 chasing Centrals' 212, but missing Mitch Black, Matt Corben and Bailey Ferguson the rest of the side had to stand up.
Hugh Middleton didn't add many to his overnight tally of 71, with the teenager out for 83 as part of a mini-collapse which saw Mitch Pearce (0) and Wes Lummis (0) depart with the ball swinging all over the place.
That collapse took Cavs from 1-123 to 4-217 before Cam Laird (13), Harry Pearce (37) and Charlie Greer (25 not out) dug in and helped steer the side home for a four-wicket win.
Centrals skipper Daryl Kennewell took three wickets, and said while there was plenty of life in the air and the pitch he said "it was moving too much for anyone to hit it", and it wasn't all easy going for the bowling side.
"All the pace bowlers were slipping and sliding at the crease and there were divots in it," he said.
The two sides both nearly came off several other times, and Kennewell said the umpires nearly called the game due to dangerous conditions with just three runs left for Cavaliers to get.
I wasn't going to head off with only three runs to get, it's not in the spirit of the game.Centrals skipper Daryl Kennewell
"I wasn't going to head off with only three runs to get, it's not in the spirit of the game," Kennewell said.
"It's not what cricket's about, and we were only bowling spin at that point so we went back out and they hit the first ball for four."
Despite the chance to take points for the draw, Kennewell said his side hadn't bowled well enough on the day despite the fast start and couldn't give Fletcher Rose a send-off in his final BOIDC game of the season before moving away.
Kennewell praised Zac Riemer, who took 1-28 from 11 overs, but said the side didn't snare enough wickets to claim victory.
Meanwhile, Hugh Middleton said while he was somewhat disappointed he didn't get the chance to rack up a maiden first-grade century, it was good to get the win.
"It puts us right back into contention for the minor premiership," he said.
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