CARDIFF-Boolaroo’s resurgence continued in Newcastle district cricket today when they recorded an outright victory over Toronto Workers on the final ball at Ron Hill Oval.
After needing 96 off the 15 overs for maximum points, the job of hitting the winning runs fell to Sam Brynes.
The CBs needed two for victory off the final delivery and Brynes blasted the ball through the closed-in field for a boundary.
It was Cardiff’s third successive victory, after they ended a 615-day winless streak against Toronto in round five.
The CBs are now sixth on 27 points and within striking distance of the top four.
Earlier, Cardiff made 226 for a lead of 132.
Toronto’s Ignatius McBride belted 113 in the Kookaburras’ second innings of 228 to seemingly help his side avoid the threat of outright.
But powerful hitting from Steve Bradbury and Daniel Maher carried Cardiff to victory.
Cardiff could have been fifth if not for Stockton-Raymond Terrace’s nine-wicket win against Waratah-Mayfield at Lynn Oval.
Stockton’s tailenders Andy O’Rourke and Matthew Fay scored the final 15 runs to chase down Waratah’s 8-288.
Veteran Terry Crittenden (69) and captain Nick Foster (60) set up the nail-biting victory.
University (132 and 111) heaped further misery on Charlestown when they won outright at University Oval.
It was another meek batting performance from the struggling Charlestown as they were rolled for 88 to lose their third match in seven rounds by outright.
Wallsend denied Merewether outright points at Townson Oval after the Tigers were dismissed for 227.
Wallsend captain Brett Jackson (54) and Josh Forsyth (81) made important first-innings contributions.
Stand-in Merewether skipper Troy Goodwin enforced the follow-on, with Tigers second-drop Matt McGovern (51 not out) seeing his side through to 4-132 at stumps.
Hamilton-Wickham (251) made swift work of Belmont (183) at No.1 Sportsground thanks to left-armer seamer Adam Price (5-35).
Western Suburbs (5-198 and 3-35) won first innings points over Newcastle City (181 and 8-232) at Harker Oval.