BREAKING: Bathurst High scores narrow Astley Cup victory

BATHURST High has scored a nail-biting victory in its Astley Cup tie with Orange on Friday.

The result came down to a re-run of the high jump competition that had was postponed after an Orange competitor was injured on Thursday.

Orange held a one-point lead going into the high jump after the Bathurst side scored a 30-20 victory in the rugby league but Bathurst jumpers secured first and second places to give the home side a tense 402-398 win.

Orange will host Dubbo in round two of the Astley Cup next week before Bathurst travels to Dubbo on June 29-30.