Going up against the top side in the LDCA B grade competition, LSC Colts knew they were up against a tough opponent when they took on Narrandera at Leeton High School No 1.
After winning the toss and batting the Colts made a flying start with Lachlan O’Callaghan and Andrew Lewis got their side to 75 before Adam Grant (1/17) picked up Lewis (30).
Daniel Fisher (4) fell with the score on 92, Rob Keech (1) and O’Callaghan (54) fell to the bowling of Dave Kroek while Glenn Vitnell (0) fell to the bowling of Oliver Park (2/31) as the Colts fell to 5/98.
Angus Crelley (22) and Jack McDonell (11) added some late runs to see the Colts bowled out for 137 off 26 overs.
Narrandera was able to make a solid start through Sam Argus and Jono Schofield however when Schofield (18) and Jarrod O’Brien (0) fell to the bowling of Vitnell (2/22) the Carpheads looked like they could be in trouble.
Argus and Tom Butterfield led a fightback putting on 71 runs for the third wicket however when Butterfield fell Narrandera lost three wickets for four runs.
No other Narrandera batsmen were able to post double figures as they were bowled out for 125 to give the Colts a 12-run victory.
In the game between the Phantoms and L&D Blue, only Richard Keith (33) playing his final game in Leeton, and Nic Anderson (52) was able to make double figures as the bowling of Dylan Browne (4/23) saw the Phantoms restricted to 9/104 off their 30 overs.
L&D was able to make a strong start through Jamie O’Connell (32) and Peter Lashbrook (25) who were able to get their side to 56 before the fall of the first wicket.
It did little to slow the scoring as Anthony Tocin (25) helped guide his side to a six-wicket win despite the bowling to Tim Rolls (3/25).
L&D Yellow didn’t have the same success against Yanco as they were bowled out for 76 as Caleb Watson (12), Braxton Wallace (11) and Ryan Mahalm (27) put the runs on the board as Nick Carn (6/39) did all the damage with the ball.
David Tiffin (27*), Andrew Burke (20) and Anthony Mandaglio (12) saw the Stags come away with a five-wicket win to draw level with first place.