THE wait is over for Centennials Bulls after recording their first win of the Bathurst District Cricket Association season on the back of a Ryan Gurney century.
Gurney’s unbeaten knock of 103, constructed using 16 boundaries, helped Centennials chase down the total of 141 set by opponents Rugby Union.
Gurney played down his knock, praising him team for a successful chase.
“They were a few chances early on but after that I seemed to hit everything alright,” he said.
“It’s a team sport and the boys knocked it around to put me on strike. The individual performances don’t really mean anything, it’s more about the win.”
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Gurney is hopeful the win can give the Bulls a much needed jolt to their season.
“We’ve been in every single game we’ve played it’s just that we seem to keep letting it slip away in the late stages,” he said.
“We get teams eight wickets or so down but they seem to get the runs so it feels really good to get the win.”
Tyler Horton’s unbeaten 65 helped Rugby post a competitive total after a rough start for his side with the bat.
Percy Raveneau was the pick of the Bulls bowlers with 2-15 off his three overs.
Andrew Brown (6) fell om the third over of Bulls’ chase but Ryan and Joel Gurney (14) kept the team in control of the required run rate.
Gurney 24-run rampage (made of three sixes) during a Chris Albon over helped take the pressure off.
Centennials won with 15 balls to spare.