Macquarie Cricket Club have kept their spot in the top half of the ladder, and stayed in striking distance of the top spot with a resolute win over the South Dubbo Hornets in their Saturday meeting at Victoria park.
A total of 7/214 paved the way for Macquarie to add another win to their season tally, with South Dubbo falling short on 164.
Despite a strong effort from Josh Williams (41), and a speedy two wickets taken by Lachlan Endacott during the Macquarie innings, South Dubbo were unable to match a Macquarie run rate that had been fired up by opening batsman Jason Green's near-century of 94.
Brad Westcott hung in to add on 40 more, while Tim Byrnes (22) was the other best Batsman for South Dubbo.
Ricky Medway, who was caught out early in his opening batting pairing by Endacott, redeemed himself with the ball, taking three wickets across three overs.
Ben Strachan was similarly absent from the run-scorers, tallying up two boundaries on his way to an early total of 14, despite those quakes early in the batting lineup, Macquarie's spine held through thanks to Green's near-century, putting them just one win behind RSL Colts.
Macquarie Cricket Club will have a chance to shore up their position on the competition ladder next week against a Rugby Cricket Club that's struggled to find it's footing, while the South Dubbo Hornets will find themselves with another tough task in the form of the ladder-leading RSL Colts when they return to the greens on Saturday.