South Dubbo has made ground on RSL-Pinnington Cup leaders Rugby after a thrilling win on Saturday.
A fighting last-wicket partnership between youngsters Oscar Robinson and Ryan Boland secured the points, the pair adding 27 runs to stave off defeat to Macquarie.
Lochie Rummans and Tom Mitchell had earlier taken three wickets as the Blues, led by Hugh Sienkiewicz's 59, were knocked over for 129.
But the target proved anything but simple to chase down as Souths were reduced to 4/29 early before Luke Patis' 4/31 saw the Hornets then slump to 8/89.
The Blues had the upper hand then but Robinson (25 not out) found support in Boland (9 not out) and got the job done.
That closed the gap on Rugby after the leaders suffered a five-wicket loss to CYMS.
The Cougars, led by a fine showing from Harry McPherson, restricted Rugby for 8/127 and reached the target with minimal fuss.
McPherson claimed 3/37 and made 39 with the bat.
The other match of the round saw a Wes Giddings-inspired RSL-Colts down Newtown.
Giddings made 91 not out as his side chased down Newtown's total of 6/162.
Kel Blackett (62) and Cameron Collins (53) had earlier started well for Newtown but the Colts attack never allowed the Tigers to truly get away and Giddings' power hitting saw his side win with eight wickets and more than seven overs to spare.
In the RSL-Kelly Cup, the highlight of the round was Asher Azam's scintillating century for CYMS White.
Azam made a huge 142 as his side piled on 264 against RSL-Colts United, who managed a gallant 218 in reply.
Chris Newbold almost outdid Azam, hitting 136 in Newtown Black's crushing win over Souths Limes.
Newtown Black made 218 and rolled Limes for 136.
The shock of the round came when Souths Lemons downed leaders Newtown Demons. A strong all-round effort with the ball saw Demons dismissed for just 90 and Limes reached the target with five wickets to spare.
Harrison Quinn was another to crack triple figures on Saturday as Rugby scored a commanding win over Macquarie.
Quinn made 108 in Rugby's total of 2014 and then Trevor O'Mally's 4/13 saw the Blues dismissed for 93.
The final match of the round saw Newtown Gold score a routine win over RSL-Colts Coolbaggie.
Coolbaggie was knocked over for 129 and Gold got the runs with eight wickets in hand.