BEAUY Bucheurs secured second spot on the ladder with a bonus point win against Now or Never B in their first division Last Man Stands cricket match on Sunday.
In a match where the bowlers dominated, only Lance Newman from the Bucheurs was able to make 50, his runs were crucial in Bucheurs reaching 126 from their allotted overs.
World-ranked 166 Gagan Singh again in the wickets with 2/19 from his 4 overs.
Now or Never B got off to a steady start, but then lost a stream of wickets to be all out in the 16th over for 64 runs in replay.
Bucheurs secured their second spot on the ladder with a bonus point win.
The Crafty Tappers had an easy win over Duck Duck Gone.
Tappers were in trouble early at 3/17, but a recovery mission by Garry Singh and Tim Rule saw them recover to 7/187 from their 20 overs.
Bailey Slater with his first LMS half century as he scored 51 from 29 balls and Amandeep Gill smoked 37 from 12 balls, a strike rate of 308. Connor Roberts survived the onslaught, with 2 for 20 from his 4 overs.
The Ducks batting crumbled as Tim Rule, returning from 9 stitches earned in the T10 Tournament turned up the heat with his bowling and snared 3/17 from 4 overs.
Ducks were dismissed for just 73 runs and the Tappers picked up a 114 run victory. In division two Flaggy Baggies took the scalp of a top four team leading into the finals series in two weeks time.
The Jimby Crickets were somehow able to post a score of 147 from their 20 overs, recovering from 6/55 as Daniel Nolan and skipper Phil Wals both posted 50's.
Nolan with 52 from 29 and Walsh with 56 from 41. Levi Raymond with 2/26 and keeper Jaye Smith with 4 catches for the Baggies.
But it was not enough to secure the win as the Baggies ran the target down in the last over with 5 wickets in hand. Josh Brookes with his 3rd half century in just his 4th LMS match.
In another low scoring, but highly competitive division two match, Middle Stumped won by 5 wickets as they chased down the small target of 111 set by the previously unbeaten Window Lickers.
Liam Dwyer with 39 from 37 the standout innings. Brendan Wingett with 3/23, Adam Godfrey with 2/16 and Dylan Goodison 2/11.
Cody Nicol carried his bat for a patient 46 as Middle Stumped withstood good bowling from the Lickers and held on for another win.