Fourth grade cricket got back underway after the festive period with a busy two days at the Griffith Showgrounds with three games played out.
Exies Eagles and Leagues played a catch-up game on Tuesday with the Eagles able to take a 38-run victory.
The Panthers were able to make a strong start with Alex Minato taking the wicket of Corey Charles (0) before Bailey Morrissey and Kadon Williams got their side back on track.
Morrissey (52 ret.) was forced to retire while Williams (13) was caught by Jedd Budd off the bowling of Tyler Minato but not before Exies were in a strong position of 2/82.
Minato (2/8) took his second of the game soon after while Bailey Drinkwater (1/7) took the wicket of Jordan Williams (9) as Leagues tried to take the upper hand.
Cameron Ingram (15) scored some late runs to keep the scoreboard ticking over before Alex Minato (2/11), Budd (1/2) and Harry Morel (1/7) taking wickets to restrict Exies to 8/131 off 25 overs.
It was a tough start for the Panthers with Aiden Ashcroft (3/11) taking the wickets of Isaac Conlan (1), Drinkwater (2) and Oliver Young (2) while Vishva Mestrige dismissed Ben Virago (0) to see Leagues sitting at 4/8.
Morel and Alex Minato put on 49 runs before Minato (27) was dismissed while Mestrige (2/5) followed it up with the wicket of Clancy Male (0).
The run rate got away from the Panthers as they faced out their 25 overs reaching 7/93 to fall 38 runs short of victory.
The Eagles then headed into Wednesday's round looking to make it two wins in two days and climb into the top four.
Exies were able to get the upper hand early with four quick wickets with Morrissey (2/2) taking two quick wickets, including the crucial wicket of Cooper Rand (8).
Wickets continued to fall for the Cougars before Jack Furner (11*) and Liam James (10*) added 24 runs for the ninth wicket to see the Coro side finish their 25 overs on 8/80.
Exies would have liked their chances of picking up the win however they soon hit a bump in the road.
Mekhi Simpson picked up two early wickets so put the Eagles on the backfoot on 4/23, and they weren't able to recover from that position.
Joseph Macri (2/8) and Bebe Kenny (3/4) did the rest of the damage with the ball as Exies were bowled out for 57 inside 16 overs to hand Coro a 23-run victory.
The result know means that Leagues are sitting just one point ahead of the Exies side as they continue to fight for fourth with four rounds remaining before finals.
Meanwhile, in the fight for the minor premiership, the top three teams are separated by just two points with Diggers and Coro level on 47 just behind first-placed Hanwood.
- The scorecard from the game between Exies Diggers and Leagues Panthers wasn't submitted at the time of publication