There was no sight of rain on Saturday, which was a massive relief for crickets heading into the second scheduled day of play for round five of the Bathurst Orange Inter District Cricket season.
CYMS tried to chase down Cavaliers at Riawena Oval, Orange City and Bathurst City would finally get to play at George Park 1, City Colts were a prime position to claim points at Centrals at Wade Park, the undefeated St Pat's Old Boys were up against cellar-dwellers Kinross at Morse Park 1 and Rugby Union and Centennials Bulls would face-off in a must-win match at the Sportsground.
CAVALIERS (6-288 dec) defeated CYMS (207) by 81 runs
CYMS put up a fight on day two of its Orange derby match against Cavaliers, but it ultimately fell some 81 runs short as Cavs remain top of the Bathurst Orange Inter District Cricket ladder.
Cavaliers were leading by 255 runs heading into day two, with CYMS having already started well last weekend at 0-33.
Rory Darbuger was the first wicket to fall for the green and golds at Riawena Oval, out with CYMS at 1-55 but his team kept plugging along with handy scores, such as Tom Satterthwaite's 30 and Aquinder Dhillon's 37.
CYMS were eventually dismissed for 207 runs, some 81 runs short of Cavaliers' total.
With victory, Cavs remain undefeated, alongside Orange City and St Pat's Old Boys as the only undefeated BOIDC teams after five rounds.
ORANGE CITY (5-132) defeated BATHURST CITY (131) by five wickets
Bathurst City's finals hopes have taken a major blow, after a five wicket loss to Orange City at George Park 1.
In the end it was a comfortable win for the Warriors, asRedbacks failed to mount any respectable scores - although opener Tom Lynch hit a team-high 36 runs - as they were dismissed for just 131 runs.
Things got off to the worst possible start for the Warriors, sitting at 3-10 after the dismissals of Benjamin Schofield (one run), Blake Weymouth (eight runs) and JR Thomas (a duck), before skipper Lachie Coyte (40 runs) and Andrew Gordon (55 runs) helped steer their team out of danger, to catch Redbacks' total within 34.5 overs.
With victory, Orange City continue its undefeated start to the season, with four wins in five rounds, while the defeat for Redbacks makes the quest to qualify for the finals all the much harder.
With one win next to their name after five rounds, Redbacks need to win and put a run of results together if they want any hope of qualifying for the top four.
CITY COLTS (9-330 dec) defeated CENTRALS (220) by 110 runs
City Colts might just have announced itself as a genuine Bathurst Orange Inter District Cricket contender after a big win against Centrals.
Colts went into the second-day on Saturday with a massive 316-run at Wade Park, thanks mainly to Russell Gardner's commanding century.
The Colts veteran had been on fire during the first day of play, scoring an undefeated 156 to have his team in a prime position to claim victory.
But Centrals weren't going to give up without a fight.
Kurt Gander hit a team high of 43 runs for the hosts, while Cameron Rasmussen (41) and Jye Barrow (42) also hit the 40-run mark, as the hosts put in a respectable performance.
Centrals did manage to last for 76.5 overs but were dismissed for 220, finishing a hefty 110 runs short of their Bathurst rivals.
Ultimately it was Centrals' inability to take care of Gardner in the first day that proved costly.
ST PAT'S OLD BOYS (6-207 dec) defeated KINROSS (86) by 121 runs
St Pat's Old Boys veteran Matt Fearnley was a man possessed on Saturday, taking 6-9 off just 12 overs, as Saints claimed an easy 121-run win over Orange club Kinross.
Played at Morse Park 1, Saints' big victory keeps its undefeated start to the Bathurst Orange Inter District Cricket season alive.
After the first day of play was washed-out due to rain, Saints knew they had less time to claim victory against the Orange club at Morse Park 1.
Saints elected to bat first, but Kinross were unable to force any serious pressure on the undefeated Bathurst team.
Wickets fell sporadically, coming at 1-31 (Hamish Siegert, 18), 2-72 (Andrew Brown, 34), 3-121 (Cooper Brien, 34), 4-137 (Ben Cant, 11), 5-177 (Angus Parsons, 43) and 6-207 (Hugh Parsons, 17).
After the latter Parsons' dismissal, Saints declared and they turned to Fearnley to cause havoc for the Orange club's batting order.
And while Fearnley picked up a six-wicket haul, Jack Goodsell also caused problems for the Kinross batting order, with 2-24 off 13 overs.
Hugh Parsons picked up the other Saints wicket, while the other wicket came after a Mac Webster run out.
RUGBY UNION (5-193) defeated CENTENNIALS BULLS (8-191 dec) by five wickets
Last week's rain made Saturday's game effectively a one-day affair, so Bulls went out to score quickly.
The Aubin brothers, Blake (48 runs) and Kyle (43), led the way as Centennials declared after 42 overs of play at 8-191.
A wicket in the very first over got the Bulls on the front foot early but first drop batsman Glasson kept the scoreboard ticking over.
Together with stand-in captain Sam Macpherson (42), the pair put on 78 runs together to steer momentum back in their favour.
Glasson would finish with an unbeaten knock of 88 runs, as Rugby chased down Bulls' total with five wickets to spare.