Rugby Cricket Club dug deep on Saturday to maintain the top spot on the Pinnington Cup ladder, defeating RSL Colts to stay ahead by five points.
The competition leaders bounced back from back to back losses against CYMS and Macquarie, slugging their way to a total of 9/146 on the back of a late partnership between Nick Karydis (32) and Kieran Rosenbaum (38), with both smashing three balls to the boundary.
Alex Orth stood out with the ball for Colts, taking four wickets for 32 runs, with Jagatinder-Singh Gill taking three more for 23.
Colt's Thomas Peacock (22) and Preston Beauchamp (23) fired early during their chase before being dismissed, but Wes Giddings (20) and Jagatinder-Singh Gill (15) were the only other double digit entries on the score sheet.
Tyson Deebank went for a golden duck at the tail end of the Colt's batting order, with Alex Orth joining him for just one more ball faced thanks to the efforts of Rugby's Darcy Chewings (3/13).
Zac Murphy (3/23) also played a role for Rugby with the ball, keeping the men in red and white restricted to 10/119.
On Victoria Park oval three, South Dubbo made the most of their victory over CYMS, taking out a staggering bonus points win after an incredible opening partnership between Mick Doughan and John Colwell.
Doughan smashed his way to 87 runs from 104 balls before being bowled by Aydan Hunt in CYMS' only wicket of the game, Doughan notched up 13 boundaries, with a single six during the streak.
Colwell thundered past a century in his effort, piling up 130 runs from 99 balls before opting to retire after slotting six more 4s than Doughan.
Ted Murray (31) showed no intent of slowing down, with Lachlan Rummans adding another four runs to put the Hornets on an unassailable total of 1/271.
The Cougars started their chase well, with Kyle Larance falling just short of a half century before being caught by Oscar Robinson, but they unable to generate enough momentum after a low scoring middle order and tail-end collapse kept them below 200 on 9/176.
Newtown also received a bonus point, chasing down Macquarie's total of 127 in 10 fewer overs, thanks to a dogged half century from Adam Davis.
Newtown's Bart Goodman took two wickets for four runs early in the innings, with Luke Patis (2/28) the most efficient bowler for Macquarie.
With temperatures forecast to top out at 43 degrees late on Friday, the Kelly Cup fixtures planned for the weekend were canned, with all teams sharing the points.
Newtown will next meet Rugby on February 8 when two day cricket makes a return, while South Dubbo will take on the RSL Colts and Macquarie will battle CYMS.