He won't be sticking around beyond round nine but Bowling Club all-rounder Mick Curtale gave Orange City the boost it needed in its 104-run win over Kinross on Saturday.
After making a team-high 48 runs with the bat, Curtale had a stint with the ball as he went 0-16 in a pair of overs.
While the win looked a routine one on paper, City was without leading contributors Ben Schofield, Blake Weymouth and Harry McGregor, as well as standout skipper Ed Morrish.
What does this mean for the defending premiers? They've got a hell of a lot of depth.
"Full credit to City ... they've got a lot of experience they can call on," Curtale said.
"They obviously had a lot of players missing so I thought I'd stick around at Orange after the T20 game and have a run for them.
"The boys were really switched on on Saturday after the game on Friday night."
Andrew Rutledge continues to be a major headache for Bathurst opponents as he had a huge amount of success against the students.
Rutledge took impressive figures of 4-8 from six overs as City kept Kinross 104 runs short of the 8-224 target set earlier in the day at Riawena Oval.
Brad Johnson also did work with the ball in his 4-30, and did most of his damage to the Kinross top order.
Kinross' Charlie Tink (27) and George Cumming (30) once again made promising starts with the bat but left themselves short of a milestone score.
Behind Curtale, The in-form Lachie Coyte (39) and Dave Boundy (37) were the next best of the City batsmen while Cumming had 4-31.
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