Ying-Sing's half-century the highlight in Colt's win

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A CLASSY unbeaten half-century from Michael Ying-Sing was the highlight of an impressive seven-wicket win for RSL-Colts against Macquarie on Saturday.

Chasing 118 for victory, Colts hardly raised a sweat as Ying-Sing batted patiently to finish unbeaten on 53.

Such was his patience, he batted for the entire 36.5 overs required to chase down the total and hit just two boundaries.

Alan Armstrong was with him at the other end, finishing with 24no.

Earlier, the Colts bowlers had done a brilliant job as they restricted Macquarie to just 117.

Geoff Wheeler took 3-11 and Jakke Gardiner 3-29 while Tim Cox, in his first game back from injury finished with 1-11 off a spell of 5.5 overs.

Wade Burrowes was the best of the Blues batsmen, making an unbeaten 43 while Justin Gavin chipped in with a handy 28.

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Rugby's top order laid the platform for victory as they accounted for CYMS in their second grade clash at Lady Cutler on Saturday. Openers Dale Watmore and Dean Lake put on 79 for the opening partnership before Lake fell for 46 with the score on 79.

Watmore then combined with Bill North (30) for a 72-run stand which ended with North being caught off the bowling of Warren Dodd.

The following over Watmore himself fell, leaving Rugby 3-155 but the damage had been done and they ultimately finished with a total of 8-219 at the end of their 40 overs.

Dodd finished with figures of 3-50 to lead the way for the CYMS bowling attack.

Scott Russell and Tom McKenna started the run chase well, putting on 40 before McKenna fell for 25.

Russell carried his bat throughout the innings for 38 but couldn't find a partner to stay with him as CYMS folded to be all out for 135 in just the 32nd over.

David Hey took 3-37 for Rugby while Salman Mahatta and Bill North both chipped in with two wickets each.

Meanwhile, no scorebook was received from the match between Newtown and Souths.

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