A powerful all-round performance from Jakke Gardiner saw RSL-Colts down Macquarie in the RSL-Pinnington Cup on Saturday and ensured pressure remains on ladder-leading Rugby.
While Rugby comfortably accounted for South Dubbo to remain on top, Gardiner dug Colts out of a hole at Lady Cutler 2.
His side was in real trouble at 5-99 with just 13 overs remaining, but Gardiner blasted a rapid 80 from 49 balls to help Colts finish at 8-202 from its 40 overs.
Latrell Fing took three wickets for the Blues while Jeremy Dickson had a fine all-round game of his own, taking 2-23 from eight before starring in the valiant run chase.
Dickson showed his ability with the willow in the middle order when making 83 from 71 balls, but Gardiner took 3-23 from eight to help dismiss Macquarie for 185.
Rugby won big at Lady Cutler 4, downing Souths by 59 runs.
Adam Richards starred for Rugby, making a hard-hitting 65 not out as his side batted first while Zac Murphy contributed 58 to the total of 6-218.
Cameron Humphries took 2-29 from seven for the Hornets, who struggled to build partnerships in the chase.
Captain Greg Rummans made a patient 60 at the top of the order but there was no other real meaningful scores as Josh Connelly (4-32 from eight) led the way with the ball for Rugby.
Souths was dismissed for 159 in the final over.
The final match of the round saw Newtown move into the top three after accounting for CYMS.
The Cougars made a solid start when batting first as Heath Larance and Ben Williams added 91 for the first wicket.
Williams departed for 49 and while Larance went on with it there were few other contributions from the CYMS lineup.
Mitch Lincoln took 2-15 during what was a tight bowling performance from Newtown while Larance finished unbeaten on 75 as his side posted 6-161 from its 40.
The chase proved to be a relatively comfortable one as Adam Davis (41) and Greg Kerr (38) helped the Tigers reach the target with six wickets in hand and more than six overs to spare.