Valleys hit Tenterfield for six
Cricket: RSL have moved back to the top of the table after a resounding T20 win over Wanderers.
In the other tie Valleys crushed Tenterfield, largely due to a Cameron Crestani double century.
The RSL/Wanderers game was on Friday night due to an Over 40's match on Saturday.
It was swapped with a later round T20 match so the format was changed.
Wanderers sent RSL out on a good pitch. Wanderers in general bowled too short and gave RSL too many scoring opportunities.
Luke Brady anchored most of the innings with a well compiled 67. Andrew Einam was the most economical and dangerous bowler, but Weylin Aldridge had the best return with 3 wickets. RSL ended their 20 overs on 6-143.
Josh Wren continued his stellar season with the ball (2-14), and together with Tom Garland, got RSL off to a tight start and got the breakthroughs they needed.
Wanderers were chasing with too much pressure from then on. Andrew Einam (35) and Tim Harslett (41*) scored the bulk of the runs but it was too little, too slow. Wanderers ended on 6-110. Duane Lihou grabbed 2 wickets.
On Saturday Valleys played Tenterfield on Sheahan Oval in a regular 40 over game.
The story of the day was Cameron Crestani's sensational 206 off 105 balls. The innings included 20 fours and 13 sixes. On any other day Curtis Allen's 93 off 49 and Damian Anderson's 59 off 32 would have been the highlights.
Valleys amassed 5-387 at a staggering run rate of 9.68.
In reply, Tenterfield did post their highest score of the season with 175. G Swan (31), A Jennings (32) and Caleb Hutchings (40) made contributions.
The situation meant Valleys gave most people a bowl. Damian Anderson and Anthony Marino got braces.
Next week sees Wanderers up against Souths and RSL play Valleys.
The points table is looking more interesting than recent years.
RSL 20 (but have the bye to finish round 2), Souths 16, Wanderers 14, Valleys 12 and Tenterfield 2.
The player of the year standings moved today; Jamie Carnell (43.1), Cameron Crestani (42.7), Curtis Allen (38.7), Ben Staley (34.6), Damian Anderson (30.7).
Full game and individual stats at mycricket.com.au