In an upset at Mintaro Oval, the hosts beat Brinkworth-Koolunga by 19 runs in the final round A grade game of the Stanley Cricket Association before Christmas.
Auburn-Mintaro got off to a strong start and made 7/161 from their 45 overs.
Edwards produced 35 and got his team off to a flyer, while fellow opener Andrew Mitchell made 34.
Kym Allen was the backbone of the innings with an accomplished half century.
A patient Dale Norman also remained unbeaten on 17 in the middle order.
Edwards’ aggressive 35 from just 28 deliveries in 24 minutes included four boundaries and a six.
Allen was dismissed just after he raised his bat for a half century caught by Lucy Meyer off Kane Steele.
Steele was the pick of the “Gold Caps” bowlers with three top order wickets and 3/32 from his nine overs, while the experienced Paul Meyer was frugal and effective claiming 3/16 from is full allotment of nine overs.
Jack Weckert the other “Gold Caps” wicket taker collected 1/20 from nine overs
In Brinkworth-Koolunga’s run chase three got into the 20’s, but the highest score was captain Harry Mills with 33.
The Gold Caps failure to convert starts into half centuries was the difference between winning and losing this contest.
Opener Isaac Moller was dismissed for 32, having faced 46 balls in his 53 minutes at the batting crease, where he dispatched a pair of fours.
In the middle order Simon Goss made 22 and the team total of 142.
Auburn-Mintaro opening bowler Darcy Nixon collected 2/34 from nine overs, while Andrew Mitchell added to his batting effort with 2/20 from six overs.
Fabian Dennis was the most effective bowler statistically for Auburn-Mintaro with 3/40 from his nine overs.
Bowling a tight spell, Kym Allen finished with 1/15 from his nine overs and Fletcher Nixon (1/15 from 1.3 overs) also were amongst the wicket takers.
In a game where more than 460 runs were scored, Sevenhill defeated Watervale by 38 runs in their last game before Christmas
Batting first Sevenhill produced a handsome total of seven for 253 off their 45 overs with Morne Scheepers’ 83 being the backbone of a strong team score.
Other Seahorses batsman to lend a hand included Patrick Redden 23, Matthew Catford with 39 and Michael Dopson who remained undefeated on 37, while four other Sevenhill batsman also got to double figures.
Scheeper’s aggressive 83 came from 84 balls faced, included 10 boundaries in 107 minutes stay the crease.
Catford’s 39 was produced from just 33 balls faced while Dobson just at the crease for 26 balls in 28 minutes, hitting four boundaries.
The only Watervale multiple wicket taker was Justin Wong with 2/63 from nine overs, while Jayden Calvert (1/44), Justin Calvert (1/34), Bodie McNeil (1/29) and Luke McDermid (1/25) each took a wicket.
After Sharon Parker made his Christmas duck the Chapman boys produced 83-run partnership for Watervale’s second wicket.
Bryce Chapman made 35 before being out caught and bowled while Riley Chapman finished with 48.
Wong added to his bowling effort with a better than a- run-a-ball 57, while talented teenager Bodie McNeil finished with 25.
Wong was destructive with the willow, facing 50 deliveries for his 57, in a 55 minute stay where he dispatched seven boundaries.
Matt Inglis with 2/39 from seven overs and Andrew Stewart who collected 2/24 from four overs were the multiple wicket takers for the Sevenhill Seahorses.
Sam Kuerschner (1/30 from nine overs), Luke Edmonson (1/20 from seven overs) and the partnership breaker Morne Scheepers (1/20 from three overs) were the other Seahorses wicket takers.
In a game where Tyson Eime remained 99 not out at the end of Blyth-Kybunga’s innings, the Bulldogs still went down to lower North by eight wickets, after the Buffaloes chased down this total in just 32 overs.
After winning the toss and batting first, Blyth-Kybunga were 3/99, after a 51-run third wicket stand between Brayden and Tyson Eime.
Brayden Eime made 28 from 52 balls in 56 minutes, sending the ball to the fence three times.
Matt Stewart also remained 21 not out from 17 balls in the competitive total of 4/ 185.
Eime was outstanding finishing 99 not out from 141 balls faced in 162 minutes stay, where he dispatched 10 boundaries and a six, remaining agonizingly one short of his century.
This is Eime's highest score at A grade level for the Bulldogs.
Caleb McPharlin was most successful of the Lower North trundlers with 2/37 from nine overs.
Both the Buffaloes opening bowlers Harry Veitch (1/34 from nine overs) and Zeke Scott (1/35 from eight) were the other successful bowls in this innings.
Lower North’s experienced captain Todd McPharlin dominated to run chase with an aggressive 83 from 86 balls faced in 116 minutes dispatching 13 fours.
In fact, nine of his last 13 scoring shots were boundaries.
His partner at the top of the innings, Sam Rowland was the first dismissed at 74.
He had made 42 from 58 balls faced in just over an hour, hitting fives fours.
Tom Chapman then produced an equally important and aggressive 54 from 53 balls faced in 64 minutes, dispatching five fours and another three more sixes.
The Lower North batsman still had a massive 13 overs to spare when they passed Blyth-Kybunga’s total. Ben Pratt was the only successful Bulldogs bowler with the figures of two for 37 from six overs.