Coolah made the trip to Gulgong count with a five-wicket win over Centennial at Victoria Park.
Centennnial were in trouble early at 1/1 when Kyle Baldwin sent Brad Honeysett back to the pavilion for a duck.
Craig Schnieder finished with remarkable figures of wickets for as many runs, four of his seven overs were maidens in a tight stint.
Hugh Wesley took two scalps for no runs from 1.1 overs, Ant Heathcote 2/6, Sam Wesley 1/8, and Matt Whitby 1/9, sending Centennial packing for 60.
They attempted to make amends with the ball – Honeysett taking 4/25 with two maidens – removing the Coolah’s first five batsmen for a combined 21.
But Schnieder (30 n.o) and Baldwin (12 n.o) again stepped up to guide the visitors to victory in 20 overs.
Meanwhile Gulgong RSL chased down Bowlers in the clash of the last two seasons’ premiers at Billy Dunn Oval.
Bowlers set 191 for victory on the back of 104 n.o by Simon Napier.
Mick Jarvis took 2/33, Greg Parish (1/24), and Jared Clulow (1/14), before David Lane ripped through the middle order with 3/55, before Ben Campbell (2/8) and Mick Camilleri (1/41) cleaned up the tail.
Clulow’s 121 provided the backbone of the chase, with Lane (26) and Campbell (12 n.o) also chipping in. Lachie Henry claimed the two openers for his 2/36, but it ended up being an expensive afternoon for Bowlers’ bowlers.
Gulgong District Cricket Association, Round 4, Sunday, November 5.
- Goolma v Gulgong RSL
- Centennnial v Bowlers