Chris Newbold and Garry Ashford both fell just short of centuries in the RSL-Kelly Cup on Saturday but it was the latter who was still cheering as his RSL-Colts Red side downed Newtown White.
Newbold led the charge from the top of the order for the White Tigers, adding 108 for the first wicket with Dean Lake (30), before continuing on towards triple figures.
Dan Cooper dismissed him seven short of the milestone and there were few other contributions as Newtown White finished with 193.
Ashford replied in style as Colts began the chase and he single-handedly went on to lead his side to victory, finishing unbeaten on 93 as Colts Red got there with five wickets in hand.
RSL-Colts remain equal top after the win.
There was plenty of runs at Lady Cutler South 3 as CYMS White chased down Macquarie Blue’s total of 198.
Matt Ball (98) and Ben Walker (50) helped Macquarie Blue post an imposing total, with Lockie Townsend (3/29) the only multiple wicket-taker.
Forty-five sundries then didn’t help Macquarie Blue while Daniel Smith (56) and Kyle Larance (48) added 73 for the first wicket.
Youngster Zac Williams then guided his side home, finishing unbeaten on 61 as CYMS White won by six wickets.
Conor Dwarte took 4/46 to help South Dubbo dismiss RSL-Colts White for 170 at John McGrath 1.
Noel McGrath then made 41 and Dwarte chipped in with a late 29 not out as the Hornets got home by one wicket in a thriller.
Preston Beauchamp (3/14) bowled well for Colts White.
A strong all-round effort from Rugby Red led to a win over Newtown Gold.
There was handy contributions all-round as the Tigers were dismissed for just 119 and then Josh Connolly (46) led the charge as Rugby Red won by a convincing six wickets.
Garry Milliken took all four wickets for Newtown Gold.
A late 56-run stand between Justin Gavin (30) and David Slack-Smith (22) helped Macquarie White down CYMS Green.
Chasing 138, Mat Sharp the best with 34 while Luke Patis took 3/17, Macquarie White was 7/85 at one stage before getting home with more than four overs to spare.
Rugby Blue showed fight but Newtown Black proved too strong at John McGrath 2.
The Black Tigers posted 187, Craig Pettit’s 68 the top score while Pat Murphy took 3/21.
Rugby Blue didn’t roll over in the chase and finished it’s 40 overs at 9/142.
Will English took 3/17 for Newtown Black.