La Salle Hornets v Lidsdale
Lachlan McMahon's 89 runs was the centrepiece of a formidable innings from the La Salle Hornets.
Fellow opener Richard Sharp contributed with 41, while Anthony and Luke Brown both contributed 29.
The team finished on 5/248.
Brayden McCann was the best of Lidsdale's bowlers, taking 2-49. Other wickets went to Harry Bender and Ben Achurch.
As Lidsdale took the crease to chase the total, Hornets bowlers David Wheeler (3-20) and Will Brown (3-12) made short work of the line-up.
Mitchell Redding top-scored for Lidsdale on 20. Despite a late-order stand by Anthony Dellabosca (16), the team found itself all out for 68.
Lithgow Valley v Portland
Ben Sheehan's innings high score of 71 led the Valley team to victory on Saturday.
Portland won the toss and went into bat first and openers Sam Cameron (36) and Isaac Fardell (59 not out) came out firing.
There was little resistance in the rest of the line-up, however, and after 20 overs the score stood at 6/122.
Connor Roebuck was the pick of the Valley bowlers, taking 3-25. Wickets also went to Ben Sheehan, Trent Bunting and Brad Luka.
Valley's captain Sheehan was ready for the challenge and, with Hayden Wren (20) and Daniel Stern (15 not out).
Portland's Sam Cameron (2-33), Joel Cameron, Dan Scott and Fardell were the wicket-takers but they could not prevent Valley taking the win with 5-126 off just over 17 overs.
Hartley v Lithgow Cougars
Despite a solid innings from Hartley batsman Josh Blanchard, the team could not hold off the high-performing Cougars.
Hartley went into bat first, with Blanchard top-scoring on 73 not out.
The team finished on 5/175.
It was a target the Cougars were ready to take on, reaching 182 with the loss of five wickets.
Blanchard backed up his innings with a good bowling display, taking 3-29 but it was not enough to secure his team the win.
- Lithgow Valley Cricket Club 52
- Lithgow Cougars 41
- La Salle Hornets 40
- Hartley 36
- Lidsdale 26
- Portland 25
Round 9 on December 14
- Hartley v Lidsdale at Turf 3/Glanmire No 4
- La Salle Hornets v Portland at Turf 1/Glanmire No 2
- Lithgow Cougars v Lithgow Valley Cricket Club at Conran Oval/MJ1
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