A brutal 153 not out by Daniel Poidevin steered the Golf Club to a comprehensive victory over Bowning at the weekend.
Poidevin followed up his mammoth ton with four wickets, as his side restricted the Buffaloes to 110 in its chase of 255.
The grand final replay at Victoria Park started promisingly for Bowning who took early wickets, but once Poidevin steadied the ship they were never in it. Adrian Waters scored 38 in support but nothing would be taken away from Poidevin, who registered one of the best performances of his career.
In the corresponding first grade fixture at O’Connor Park, the Soldiers Club snuck past a gallant Pirates side. The Pirates opened the batting and posted 117. The Soldiers Clubs’ Matt Davis toiled away snatching 3/21.
In what was meant to be a straight-forward run chase, the Snipers seized up somewhat and just managed to snatch the victory. They were eight wickets down and only had two wickets remaining when they eventually reached the target.
Jason McCamish got 40 for the Soldiers Club in what ended up being a match-saving performance.
The Murrumbateman Cricket Club enjoyed a successful weekend, with both Maulers sides heading home with maximum points.
Murrumbateman 1 made light work of the usually formidable Gundaroo Gunners at Gundaroo Oval. They opened the batting and were all out for 103. Josh Paterson was handy with the bat, scoring 40. In response Gundaroo only managed 59.
James Gray was the villain for the home side, snagging 5/17 off eight overs.
Murrumbateman 2 also claimed a victory, just edging the Golf Club in its match at Murrumbateman. The Maulers snuck home by four runs.
In the other game at the weekend, the Aussie Horns crashed back to down to earth after last week’s impressive victory. Playing against Dalton in Dalton the Horns only managed 53 after the captain won the toss and batted. Brent Poidevin was deadly with the leather claiming 3/9 off five overs. In response Dalton was five down in reaching the total. Brett Newman played a cameo of 24 and smashed three sixes which entertained the crowd.