There's not many within the Dubbo District Cricket Association with as much experience as Brian Carroll but the CYMS veteran proved he's capable of being a game-changer on Saturday.
Now playing in the RSL-Kelly Cup with CYMS Green, the Cougars veteran proved influential with both bat and ball in his side's win over RSL-Colts United at Lady Cutler 4.
Carroll, batting at number 10 for his side on Saturday, came to the crease with his side in real trouble.
Having been well placed at 2/101 the Cougars collapsed to be 8/120 and then 9/126.
Colts' Nicholas Crawford had tore through the middle order, snagging four wickets, but Carroll launched some rearguard action.
His knock wasn't always pretty, and he spent some time on the turf battling injury, but Carroll made a vital 27 to help his side post a defendable 9/158 from its 40 overs.
That total did prove enough, thanks largely to Carroll and his efforts with the ball.
Carroll took 3/8 from four overs, knocking over the United tail to secure a 27-run win for his side.
Pat Cuskelly had threatened to take the game away from CYMS Green, making 57, but when he was dismissed by Darryl Thompson the end came soon for United.
Thompson finished with 1/33 and made 35 in the win while Logan Watmore (2/18 off eight) and Samuel Thompson (36) also contributed.
That win kept CYMS in touch with competition leaders Newtown Demons, and Rugby is also in the minor premiership race after winning again on Saturday.
In what was a shortened round with only three games and numerous byes, a Trevor O'Mally-inspired Rugby downed Souths Limes by 13 runs.
Glenn Healey's 68 sent Rugby on its way early in the match but O'Mally was the star, bagging a five-wicket haul just when his side needed it.
Healey had helped Rugby post 172 but that seemed not enough when Limes were 3/117 in reply.
Fred Walford and Connor Crain had their side right on track but Stephen Merritt and O'Mally combined to lead the Rugby fightback.
Merritt knocked over both Walford (70) and Crain (43) on his way to finishing with 3/23 from eight overs.
O'Mally then destroyed the Limes tail, taking 5/27 in six overs to ensure victory.
The final match of the round saw Newtown Demons consolidate top spot by downing clubmates Newtown Black.
It was a convincing seven-wicket win but the victory didn't seem so straightforward at one point.
Craig Pettit had made 43 not out for Black early on but the Demons' all-round bowling attack knocked them over for 123.
It seemed a simple chase but Demons were reduced to 2/0 inside two overs before the leaders rallied.
Ben Bunt made 68 not out to lead his side to what became a simple win.