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RSL and Tenterfield find stride

BOWLED OVER: Tenterfield claimed a surprise victory over Valleys on Saturday.
BOWLED OVER: Tenterfield claimed a surprise victory over Valleys on Saturday. Matthew Purcell

RSL convincingly beat Wanderers and Tenterfield gave Valleys a surprise thrashing in the two big clashes on Saturday.

On CF White, Wanderers won the toss and bowled first. The pitch played surprisingly slow and low, but RSL's batsmen adapted well to the conditions.

Jason Lawer (42), Luke Brady (35), Duane Lihou (40) and Tom Garland (20) all got significant starts at the crease.

RSL were bowled out in their 38th over but had made a decent score of 209.

The standout for Wanderers was Chris Williams with 5-25, with his medium pace skidders.

Wanderers catching skills left a bit to be desired and it had an impact on the target.

In reply, it was always going to be a tall order for the Wanderers batting line up to chase that size score.

But their batsmen did show a bit more resolve than we have become accustomed to this season and got to 100.

Chris Williams had a good day all round, scoring 29. Tom Garland was the pick of the bowlers with 3-21 off eight overs.

Josh Wren and Anthony DiBella claimed two each. RSL took some very good catches to make their win a bit easier.

Meanwhile on Sheehan Oval, Tenterfield proved they are no longer the easy beats of the competition by humiliating Valleys.

Tenterfield batted first and made a modest 123. Old timer Al Donges made 42 and Dave Fowler got 41.

Nearly 20 wide's also helped their score.

David Marino had another good day with the ball claiming 3-36.

Anthony Coup mopped up the tail with 3-8.

Damian Anderson and Ben Davies also got two wickets each.

Valleys would have fancied their chances of claiming an easy win, but Danny Potter had other ideas, ripping through Valleys with 5-17 off 8.

G Little also bowled well with 3-23. Valleys were all out for just a measly 43.

Competition top dogs Souths sat out the weekend and will come back fresh and raring to go after getting an early mark against Tenterfield last weekend due to the wet conditions.

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