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Tatts and RSL too good in both grades

Tatts and RSL win in both first and second grade

Man-of-the-match Michael Cain bowls on Saturday. Cain took 4-16 in nine overs which included two maidens. Watching on are Civeo batsman Lachlan Cameron and umpire Jordyn Mowle.

Tatts and RSL Cricket Clubs both celebrated first and second grade wins on Saturday.

Tatts took on Civeo at Leitch Oval in first grade and Cooma Oval in second grade, while RSL met Crossroads at Hogan Oval in first grade and Collins Park in second grade.

The Tatts Cricket Club first grade side showed just why it is widely touted as the competition favourite on Saturday.

In the fifth round of the Narrabri District Cricket Association first grade 45-over competition Tatts took on Civeo at Leitch Oval.

Tatts skipper Tom Craig won the toss and elected to bat.

He top scored for his side, which made 6-185 from its 45 overs.

Civeo skipper Lachie Cameron then top scored for his side, but the chasers fell 115 runs short of the required total for victory.

It was a result which saw Tatts move into the outright first position on the ladder.

RSL took on Crossroads Hotel on Saturday afternoon at Hogan Oval and added to the defending champion’s early-season woes with a 46-run win.

RSL skipper Zaac Brayshaw won the toss and elected to bat.

He and his brother Jake combined for the biggest partnership of the innings - a combined 56 runs for the second wicket which took the score from 1-11 to 2-67.

RSL went on to make 149 before losing its 10th wicket in the 40th over.

In reply Crossroads Hotel could only reach 103 runs before losing its 10th wicket in the 32nd over.

It may only be round five, but the game of the year already looks wrapped up for the 2017-18 Narrabri District Cricket Association season.

In the second grade contest between Tatts and Civeo at Cooma Oval on Saturday 601 runs were scored.

Tatts batted first after winning the toss and scored 307 runs in 40 overs, for the loss of six wickets.

Civeo lost seven wickets in its run chase, and fell just short of the required total.

It scored 294 runs to lose the match by just 13 runs.

Tatts’ 307-run total was made even more special by an incredible 201-run partnership between Bill Wood and Luke Morgan.

Mick Baylis was the man-of-the-match at Collins Park on Saturday afternoon when RSL’s second grade side won its second match of the season.

RSL batted first and Baylis entered the middle in the sixth over, and remained not out on 68 when the 40th over was completed.

He then took 1-22 as RSL dismissed Crossroads Hotel for 148 in the winning side’s defence.

That saw RSL claim a hard-fought 28-run win.

Baylis’ performance earned him three best and fairest points.

The remaining three were also claimed by two star veterans.

Crossroads’ Sudintha Perera opened the batting and made 61 before he departed in the 32nd over.

Rod Tomlinson took that wicket.

That was one of five for Tomlinson, who finished with 5-13 off seven overs, which included two wicket-maidens and one regular maiden.

For his devastating spell Tomlinson was awarded one best and fairest point.