Blues oust Red in strong performance

RUGBY Blue defeated Rugby Red in a local derby.

Sent into bat Blues finished the first day on 4-80 thanks to Baye Wallace (11), Hayden Lew (9), Ben Wheeler (8 not out) and Will Grant (9 not out).

Red started their run chase badly, losing two early wickets but Campbell Rose and James Debus steadied the ship.

On day two Rugby Red continued their innings and soon lost Debus for 14 and Campbell Rose for 50 retired.

Campbell's innings consisted of many fine shots all around the ground and certainly had the strong Blue attack scratching their heads on how to get him out.

Unfortunately his teammates could not cash in on his fine innings, with the strong Rugby attack taking the last six wickets for only 12 runs to be all out for 130.

Best bowling for the Blues came from Dominic Ambler (4-16) and Will Grant (3-27).

Ambler has become a great foil to the quicks consistently bowling line and length all season.

Rugby Blues set about chasing 51 runs for the win in fine style through the bats of Grant (32) and Wheeler (25 not out) and after 10 overs passed the score.

In another game CYMS scored 7-149 and defeated Macquarie 147 while no result came in for the game between Newtown and St John's. RSL-Colts had the bye.

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MACQUARIE scored 6-100 against Rugby.

A tough game against Rugby awaited Macquarie for the last game of 2012.

On a hot afternoon, Macquarie fielded first and the signs were there early that this game would be a titanic tussle.

Hayden Bax gave his all in the field taking two wickets and a catch. Jack Fuller, High Gibbons, James Fiander and Hamish Foran bowled well, restricting the runs and constantly attacking the stumps.

In the run chase, you could have sworn the KFC Big Bash had come to Lady Cutler 2.

Zach Warren hit his first six for the season, Will Skinner and Ollie Anderson swung the bat with plenty of aggression finding the boundary on numerous occasions and Jed Bruce continued his run of form, smashing his first four of the season.

A hard-fought game played in hot conditions showed we have come a long way together in nine rounds. Well done everyone, we hope Santa brings you a bag full or runs, wickets and catches for Christmas... ho ho ho.

No results from two games - St John's v Newtown; CYMS v RSL-Colts.

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RSL-Colts White finished the first half of the season on a winning note, scoring 8-88 against Rugby Blues 28.

No results were received from the game that involved RSL-Colts Red and Rugby Red; CYMS and Macquarie.

Bye: St John's.

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CYMS scored 4-89 and defeated Macquarie 6-81 but no results were received from two games - RSL and Rugby; and St John's and Newtown.

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RUGBY, Newtown Black and St John's Green all produced winning performance in the last game of cricket before the Christmas, New Year break.

Rugby made 7-194 and defeated St John's Gold 117; Newtown Black protected with 9-138 against Macquarie 109; and the Green machine from St John's was far too good for Newtown Gold - Greens 3-109, Newtown 33.

CYMS had the bye.

Rugby won the toss against St John's Gold and elected to bat first.

They got off to a good start with Mitchell Smith and Adlai Shipp. They put on 23 Before Mitchell Smith was out off Lachlan Edgar's bowling.

After 23 overs Rugby were 3-73 with Patrick Berryman and Kel Rumble not out.

St John's Gold batted and lost their first wicket at 23 and their second at 27. A good partnership by Lachlan Edgar and Liam Scolari put on 41 before Lachlan Edgar was out for 30.

After 23 overs St John's Gold were 4-84.

The second day saw St John's Gold continue to bat. Rugby's bowlers took the honours with 6-33 to have St John's Gold all out for 117.

Adlai Shipp took 3-4 off 5.2 overs and Mitchell Smith 3-5 off four.

Rugby resumed at 3 for 73 with Patrick Berryman and Kel Rumble at the crease. They got to 105 before Kel was out for 12. Rugby got the winning runs in the 35th over and Patrick Berryman retired on 53.

Rugby continued to bat to give everyone a bat. Issac Hogan also retired on 22.

After 46 overs Rugby were 7-194. The best of the St John's Gold bowlers were Lachlan Edgar with 4-32 off nine overs and Leah Robins also took 1-10 off four.

This was a good game to finish 2012 off.

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NEWTOWN and RSL-Colts improved their standings on the competition ladder with solid performances on Sunday.

Newtown posted 9-172 and had CYMS 9-143 in reply while Rugby could manage only 9-110 in reply to the 8-216 banked by RSL-Colts.

Unfortunately no other details are available.

Macquarie played Gilgandra in the third game but no results are available.

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