Cleve 300 def by Port Neill 1/309
Cleve hosted Port Neill on Saturday, with both teams looking for the win in the lead up to the Christmas break.
Port captain Tom Davey won the toss and had no hesitation in batting first; Cleve were able to claim the early wicket of Llewellyn before the score had reached 20.
From there however it was all Port Neill as Davey and new batsman Ash Masters took to all the bowling with runs coming at a real clip - the Bombers not helping themselves with some sloppy fielding and appalling catching gifting both batsman multiple lives; both batsmen playing with controlled aggression to drive their team to an imperious total of 1/309.
Davey finished unbeaten on 171* and Masters with 117* in an exceptional display, their partnership yielding 296.
Cleve's run chase began brightly, with new combination Angus Turner and Hayden Donohue beginning strongly, to keep the required run rate within reach.
The pair put on 76 for the first wicket before Turner fell, bringing Ben Shannon together with Donohue.
The pair picked up where the previous partnership left off, scoring freely; Donohue posting an impressive hundred.
The drinks break proved an Achilles heel for the hosts, as Donohue, Dylan Jenner and then Shannon fell in quick succession after the adjournment, Port Neill again had their noses in front.
Cleve were unable to build any partnership of substance after that, and despite some great batting from Lachlan Shambrook and Regan Taheny at the death, werre unable to reel in the massive target, falling an agonising 10 runs short.
Darke Peak 110 def by Rudall 9/171
Rudall won the toss and elected bat Mick Noble and Tedd Weiss opened the Rudall innings with the first wicket falling at five when Weiss was bowled by Jaylnn McCallum that bought Hank Burton to the crease who was looking solid from the start.
Noble and Burton pushed the score to 52 before a bowling change saw Ree Martin dismiss Noble caught behind off the first ball of his spell.
On 98 at drinks it could have gone any way.
Dave Smith hit a quick 23 and Riley Evans hung around to make 25.
Hank Burton made a handy 62, helping Rudall to be 9/171 at the end of the innings.
Brodie Pearson was the pick of the bowlers with 2/10.
Martin and Max Ramsey also finished with two wickets each.
With 171 runs needed Zac Meyer and Dusty Harris went in for the home side and got the score to 34.
Meyer was the first out, caught behind off Noble and after a quick 28 Harris soon followed after good catch from Oakley Price off Jonny noble giving him two wickets.
Brodie Pearson and Max Ramsey tried to steady the ship for the Peak.
Ramsey went for 15 and Kyron McCallum for 0.
B Pearson went with 21 giving Rudall the upper hand.
Rhett Schumann finished with a quick 11 but it was to late, Darke Peak finished all out for 110.
Riley Evans And Jonny Noble finished with three wickets each off their nine overs.
Price and Burton collected two wickets each.