Bowlers went two for two in Sunday’s Gulgong District Cricket Association quadruple header as rounds 12 and 13 were completed in T20 style.
Although they still sit at the bottom of the table, Bowlers covered some ground on Coolah who now sit one point above them.
Kicking the day off from Billy Dunn Oval 1 was a meeting between Bowlers and Coolah, with Bowlers scoring an 18 wicket victory.
After winning the toss, Bowlers decided to bat and were helped out familiarly by Shaun Lumsden (61) who took control of the opening innings with nine boundaries.
Reece Fisher (40 not out) stepped to the crease a little later and pushed the total to a respectable 157 before the end of 20 overs.
Coolah got out to a flier after the break as Shaun Burgess (28) set the standard before Kyle Baldwin (42) added to the total from the third spot in the order.
There wouldn’t be much more joy for Coolah as the final five batsmen produced less than 50 runs, wrapping up the chase at 139.
Darrell McGrath (2/20) was strong for Bowlers in his four overs of work.
Billy Dunn Oval 2 was the venue for the other 10am meeting as Goolma downed Centennial by seven wickets in 15 overs and maintained its spot at the top of the ladder.
Centennial chose to bat first as Will Jackson (83 not) put on a clinic at the crease, hammering 13 boundaries in a masterful knock.
Unfortunately for Centennial it was a one-man show as Jackson was responsible for three quarters of his team’s total.
After holding Centennial to 122, Goolma took the bat in the second innings and started strongly before being pushed over the line by Brian O’Riley (42) and Damian Doherty (48 not out).
2pm saw Bowlers face Goolma as the cellar dwellers got their second win of the day in a razor close, two wicket win.
David McGrath (2/16) helped keep Goolma’s offence in check throughout the first innings before Shaun Lumsden (37) started the second innings with a bang, picking up where he left off in the first game of the day.
Things got slow for Bowlers after Shaun Lumsden was dismissed by Ashley Honeysett (3/14) but David Lumsden (30 not out) helped them seal the deal in the final over.
In the fourth match, Anthony Heatcote (72) guided Coolah to a 51-run win over Gulgong RSL.