Tom Coady produced a performance well beyond his years on Saturday to help CYMS White defeat Newtown Gold by one run in a Kelly Cup classic at John McGrath 2.
With two runs needed off the final over, the ball was thrown to the junior and despite the pressure he got one straight through Malachi Dutschke and rattled the stumps to kick off the celebrations.
Earlier, a Connor Watts half century helped CYMS post 163, while the Newtown Gold bowlers shared the wickets.
The Tigers’ run chase began well before Harry Brennan entered the attack and took four wickets to slam the brakes on. Chris Lenord (23) threatened to hit his side to victory but a Coady runout ended his innings before the youngster then ended the game.
Rugby Blue and Rugby Red both scored convincing wins in the second round.
Blue thumped South Dubbo Gold by five wickets, with Matt Naden’s 4-20 setting up the victory.
The Gold Hornets were one man short and no batsman could even make 20 in the loss, and while Hamish Fairall (2-20) and Matt Wakeley (2-31) struck early on to give the sniff of an upset, Rugby Blue cruised to the win.
Six wickets to Adlai Shipp and a 120-run partnership between Wayne Munro (59 not out) and Matt Neill (64 not out) led Rugby Red to a 31-run win over South Dubbo Green.
Munro and Neill came in at a precarious 6-78 but took total to 196 before Shipp tore through the opposition lineup and claimed a tremendous 6-16 from seven overs to restrict the Green Hornets made 165. Pat Murphy performed well in a losing effort and scored 62 to go with his 2-27.
Bharath Ramakrishnappa led Macquarie White to victory a mammoth win on Saturday, making 89 in his side’s total of 285 while RSL-Colts White managed 173 in reply, with Irfan Sagri’s 40 the best effort.
Hargit Singh and Adam Cuskelly produced solid all-round efforts to help RSL-Colts Red defeat Macquarie Blue by four wickets at Bob Dowling 2.
Singh took 4-29 and Cuskelly claimed 3-27 as the Blues were dismissed for 147, with Richard Hawker’s 70 the undoubted highlight, before the Colts duo made 17 and 24 respectively to help secure the routine win.
CYMS Green made it two wins from two rounds but was made to work for an eight-run win over Newtown Black.
Five different players made double figures in the side’s total of 176 while four different Newtown Black bowlers took multiple wickets.
Graham Baker (48) got the run chase off to a good start but all the CYMS bowlers contributed and were able to restrict the Black Tigers, who finished at 8-168.