2016/17 Pinnington Cup: Colts and Macquarie record close wins

CONTRIBUTOR: After working hard with the ball last week, Ryan O'Connor made 21 on Saturday as Macquarie scored a thrilling one-wicket win. Photo: PAIGE WILLIAMS
CONTRIBUTOR: After working hard with the ball last week, Ryan O'Connor made 21 on Saturday as Macquarie scored a thrilling one-wicket win. Photo: PAIGE WILLIAMS

Josh Smith led his side from the front on Saturday as RSL-Colts scored a hard-fought one-wicket win over CYMS at Lady Cutler 1.

Smith was in the middle when his side resumed day two at 3-66 in reply to CYMS’ 172 and his patient 61 was the catalyst behind his side’s victory.

When Smith departed with the score at 7-148 there was still a job to do but some late hitting from Nick Crawford (35) got the men in red over the line.

Cal Braithwaite worked tirelessly with the ball for CYMS and took 3-13.

A 72-run partnership between Matt Haling (56) and Brian McKinnon (45) helped South Dubbo fight back from a nervy situation to defeat Rugby at Lady Cutler 4.

South Dubbo began day two at 3-34 in reply to Rugby’s 151 but McKinnon and Haling took the score to 100 while Toby Morgan (21) helped his side reach the target.

Baye Wallace (3-33) performed admirably for Rugby, who went into bat for a second time and finished the match at 6-91.

Khan duo Waseem and Zain were the toast of Macquarie on Saturday as their final-wicket partnership secured a win over Newtown.

The Blues resumed play at 2-32 in reply to the Tigers’ 135 but Jackson Dawe (3-24) struck twice early to keep Newtown well in the match, while Wayne Dunlop also contributed with 2-42.

Macquarie lost 6-40 at one stage to be in real trouble at 8-91 but Luke Carman (27) kept his side in the match.

Waseem (25 not out) then powered his side to victory while Zain (5 not out) provided vital support.

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