Tyson Emie’s Blyth-Kybunga Bulldogs enjoyed their second win of the season in Saturday's round three Stanley cricket A grade clash at Mintaro Oval.
The host, Auburn-Mintaro, won the toss and elected to bat – being dismissed from the final of the 43rd over for 126.
Three players - opener Kim Allen, John Curtis in the middle order and the unbeaten Darcy Nixon all got to 20 – while Mitchell Lambert was the other player to reach double figures for Auburn-Mintaro with 15.
Allen, at the top of the order, batted for an hour and 44 minutes, faced 62 deliveries and was dismissed by Ben Pearce for 29.
Curtis produced an enterprising 23 from 28 balls faced in 39 minutes, including a trio of boundaries before he was dismissed.
Darcy Nixon ran out of partners, having made a patient 24 from 70 balls faced in 74 minutes.
Pearce was the pick of the Bulldogs bowlers grabbing four good wickets at a cost of just 18 runs from his nine overs.
Fellow opener Justin's Zweck finished with 1/26 from his nine overs, while skipper Tyson Eime collected 1/9 from three overs and Luke Mugge finished with one for 11 from his three-over spell.
For the second week in a row Ben Pratt was also effective with 3/26 from nine overs including a couple of maidens.
Blyth-Kybunga made short work of the run chase, achieving the desired total in 22 overs and finishing on 2/134.
At the top of the innings Michael Hartwig delivered an aggressive 60 at better than a-run-a-ball.
Dispatching nine boundaries to all points, he faced 52 balls in a 54-minute stay.
Ben Pratt was the junior partner in the 66-run opening stand, making 10.
Shay Clifford was equally aggressive, remaining undefeated in 33, in an innings which included seven consecutive boundaries to start his scoring.
He batted with Brad Harris, who remained undefeated on 28, which ensured a handsome Bulldogs victory.
Auburn-Mintaro’s Curtis added to his batting exploits with four overs and the figures of 1/28 while Mitchell Lambert took 1/23 from his four others which included a maiden.
Sevenhill v Lower North
A brilliant and unconquered century by dual sporting talent Sam Rowland was the backbone of Lower North’s strong total of 7/214 from its 45 overs in the match against the Sevenhill Seahorses.
Rowland was involved in an opening stand of 62 with Todd McPharlin who made 23 (41-balls 53-minutes, with three fours).
He then finished off with an unbroken partnership of 54 with Brad Jones who made a cavalier 32 from just 19 balls faced in 20 minutes where he smashed a pair of sixes and two more boundaries.
Rowland was the star of the show, reaching a 108 not out.
He faced 124 balls in a two-hour, 32 minute occupation of the crease where he dispatched eight boundaries and two sixes.
Roger Cole was the best of the Seahorses bowling attack with 2/34 from his full nine over allotment while Morne Scheepers finished with 2/44 from eight overs.
Liam Edmondson also took two wickets at a cost of 35 runs from six over while spinner Ben Whalan finished with 1/33 from his full nine-over spell.
At the famed Richardson Park, Sevenhill’s run chase never really got out of second gear.
They were in early trouble at 3/51 and then 6/126 before being all out in the 41st over for 158 giving Lower North a comfortable 56-run triumph.
Bulky left-hander Hayden Davey made 22 at the top of the innings, while skipper Scott Kuerschner top-scored with 36.
Also dismissed on that total was Andrew Stewart in the middle order, while Ben Whalan finished with 24 batting at number seven.
Jones added to his late innings heroics with the bat taking 3/13 from 8.2 overs with the ball while the star at the Buffaloes bowling attack was left arm orthodox spinner Jordan Taylor who secure the magnificent figures of 4/19 from nine overs including three maidens.
Ryan McPharlin chimed in with 2/19 from five over while Jones' bowling partner Aaron Cross claimed 1/35 from his six over spell.
Watervale v Clare Combined
Watervale secured its second win of the summer defeating the Clare Combined side at Auburn.
Batting first the players produced 195, although they were bowled out from the second ball of the 44th over.
At the top of the innings keeper-batsman Shannon Parker made an aggressive 33 from just 26 deliveries in 36 minutes, dispatching five boundaries.
Riley Chapman delivered a team high 49 from 69 balls faced in 86 minutes, hitting six boundaries while next best was Peter McKenzie with 23 batting at number four.
He sent the ball to the fence on four occasions.
Charlie Dinning was the star with the “cherry” for the Clare Combined Cricket Club.
He claimed a five-wicket hail and finished 5/33 from 8.2 overs, which included a maiden.
Dylan Jarvis chimed in with a couple of victims at a cost of 43 runs from seven overs while Alex Falconer with 1/22 off eight overs, Chris Slattery who claimed 1/38 of seven overs and Ben Dinning with 1/21 from five overs, all were among the wickets.
In reply, the Cougars looked on target at 2/84 but fell to 6/131 when Alex Falconer was dismissed for one.
Captain Matt Bennie made 19 in the top order while left-handed keeper batsman Scott Stedall top scored with an aggressive 49 from 47 balls in 50 minutes at the crease, where he dispatched eight boundaries.
Benjamin Dinning got a start making 20 while Lou Zanette batted with the tail and finished on 43 from 54 balls where he dispatched six boundaries.
The Cougars were finally bowled out from the final ball of the 37th over for 164.
Simon Helbig was the chief destroyer with the ball, taking 5/39 from his full nine overs.
Jason Dohnt chimed in with 3/37 while Jayden Calvert took the other two wickets to fall when finished with 2/29 from nine overs.