Leagues Club has jumped into third position on the Griffith District Cricket Association second grade ladder following its comfortable 61-run win over Exies on Saturday.
Leagues Club leapfrogs Coleambally and now sit behind second placed Diggers with Coro on top of the ladder.
Batting first, the Panthers started steadily as Derek Opo (29) held down an end.
He shared several partnerships before he became Scott Campbell’s second victim for the day.
James Shelton (44) was on hand to take up the scoring and scored his fifth 40-plus score of the season.
He eventually fell to Jonathon Streat (3/7) who took quick wickets at the death to stem the flow of runs as Leagues finished at 9/129.
Jack Johnstone (3/8) rattled Exies early as the side’s top five combined for just 17 runs.
Cameron Arnold (25) and Campbell (16) hit back for Exies but in the end it was too little, too late.
Both batsmen lost their wickets to Sukhi Singh (5/19) who ripped through the lower order as Exies was bowled out for 68.
The Cougars registered their seventh win on the trot and all but claimed the minor premiership as they romped home against Coly.
The Witherspoons combined to take six wickets between them.
John started the wicket-taking with a miserly 2/4 from five overs before Nick chimed in with 4/22 from eight.
The efforts saw Coleambally bowled out for 52 runs.
Opener Cooper Smith (15) and Brett Burton (10) were the only two batsmen to move into double figures.
Coro then made light work of the total despite a couple hiccups.
Luke Roberts (2/20) and Simon Mackie (1/5) reduced Coro to 3/37 but opener Brett Crooks (32*) carried his bat to secure the big win.
Yenda showed promising signs on its home track against Diggers.
A second-wicket stand of 90 runs between Zac Ruediger (30) and Lance Gilbert (57) had the Jets in an incredible position.
However, both fell in consecutive overs which sparked a collapse.
Yenda went from 1/96 to all out for 116 as Neil Casey (4/35) and Brian Corner (3/31) ripped through the batting lineup.
Diggers lost four wickets on the way to the winning total.
Julian Khan (2/22) was Yenda’s most successful bowler but it did little to stop Diggers.
Trevor Richards (56*) continued his good run of form and Michael Bresolin dusted off the cobwebs with 36.
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