A Nathan Finlay century has given RSL-Colts the faintest of hopes of getting past Souths for the Pinnington Cup minor premiership after defeating CYMS outright on Saturday.
The situation for Colts was better when they learned that the competition leaders (Souths) had gone down Newtown. We now wait for the pointscore to be released later this week and the final game results to come over the next two weekends.
In the last game Colts play Rugby and Souths are against Macquarie while CYMS come up against Newtown.
In this last game that finished on Saturday CYMS scored just 105 and 97 in two visits to the wicket with Colts well on top hitting four declared for 217.
Finlay’s 118 not out was a feature - his second career ton. He opened the innings and was there when the declaration came after just 35 overs.
Former Colts first grade captain Ben Day was 55no and in partnership with Finlay put on an unbeaten 133 for the fifth wicket.
Colts were 3-83 at stumps on the first day and the only success CYMS had was when Shane Groen was snapped up by Darrell Thompson off Kurt Ward’s bowling without adding to his overnight score of nine.
In the CYMS second dig Dan May with 4-22 and Geoff Wheeler 3-29 led from the front. Only Paul Suckling with 33 made any impression.
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Bill North’s Rugby side still has a chance of making the finals after an easy outright win over Macquarie.
Macquarie’s fate was virtually decided on the first day when they managed a paltry first innings total of 41 after Garry Goodman and Kain Ashby both took four wickets.
North declared the Rugby innings closed at 7-159 when stumps were drawn after Mitch Bower top scored with 42 and Aaron Wright slammed 31 in the middle.
On Saturday the Rugby bowlers again worked on a good line and length with the Blues out for 106 on this occasion.
They lost five for 20 in the middle and never recovered.
Gary Goodman and Mitch Bower got through a lot of work - Goodman claiming 2-17 from 11 overs while Bower picked up 3-41 from 14 and both rarely gave away any cheap runs.
Bligh Ridge also did his job with 3-11 from seven.
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Newtown ended Souths winning run in Pinnington Cup with a first innings decision .
After making what seemed to be ‘just a score’ of 158 the Newtown bowlers set to work and had Souths 8-75.
The tail failed to wag on Saturday with the competition leaders out for 92 with Sean Fitzpatrick continuing his great former this season, this time finishing with a five wicket haul for 35 runs.
Indication that Fitzpatrick bowled at the stumps was that he was given three leg before wicket decisions by the umpire.
Tom Skinner’s 2-29 from 10 overs was also a good effort while veteran Don Skinner had the figures of 2-0 from two overs.
Newtown batted a second time to be dismissed for 221 in 52 overs after Pete Morrison hammered 56 from the opening position and Brett Wrigley scored 46 batting at four.
Newtown were 4-154 at one stage but lost their last six wickets for 67.
At stumps Souths were 2-43 from nine overs, Josh Williams being 22 not out.