Davis leaves running to a minimum in his 70

A HARD-HITTING 70 from Mick Davis has helped ensure RSL-Colts of top spot going into the mid-season break.

Davis was one of a number of contributors that helped Colts past South Dubbo's first innings total on the second day of their second grade clash at Lady Cutler 4.

Resuming on 2/39 chasing 147 for victory Colts made their way to 7/126 when Davis came to the crease.

And he didn't want to hang around.

He belted seven fours and six sixes in his knock which helped Colts to a first innings total of 209.

Josh Smith (32) and Tim Howarth also got among the runs

Joel Johnston, Nathan Astri and James Duffy were the best of the Souths bowlers, snaring three wickets each.

The Hornets went back in for a second turn at the crease and were 4/59 when stumps was called.

At that stage, Jakke Gardiner had taken three wickets while Josh Williams was the best with the bat for Souths with 26.

Newtown has thrown their name into the mix as a contender for the second grade title with a first innings victory over Rugby in their match at No.2 Oval.

The Tigers resumed on day two at 0/46 chasing Rugby's first day total of 177 and made light work of it.

Jarrad Toole made 52 and Mitch Haley 39 as they put on 95 for the first wicket as the Newtown top order did a great job.

Marty Jeffery made 46 and Brayden McGhee added 51, with the Tigers passing the target for the loss of just three wickets.

In the end Newtown was 8/242 when stumps was called.

Scott Duffy got among the wickets for Rugby, taking 3/15 off five overs while Matt Naden bowled well for his figures of 2/43 from 15 overs.

Macquarie claimed first innings points in their clash with CYMS but the Cougars would have left feeling like winners after denying the Blues outright points in their two-day match.

After rolling CYMS for 94 on day one, Macquarie started day two on 5/134 and added just six before Jeremy Dickson was out for 26.

Justin Gavin batted well with the lower order, making 50 before he fell leg before wicket to the bowling of Brian Carroll, who finished with figures of 7/42 from 12 overs.

Macquarie got to 9/186 before declaring in an attempt to push for an outright decision.

When CYMS were 7/72 and still trailing by 10 it looked an inspired decision but Lee Price (35no) and Troy Tracey (20) batted for the best part of 20 overs to not only give CYMS the lead but keep them at the crease and end Macquarie's hopes of maximum points.

When play ended the Cougars were 8/130. Luke Patis was the best of the Macquarie bowlers, taking 4/39 from 16 overs.

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