Blues bounce back: RSL benchmark side

THE reigning premiers in RSL has bounced back from last week's opening round loss, proving they're still one of the benchmark sides with a dominant 93-run victory over St Mary's Tyntynder on Saturday.

Sent into bowl, the Bulldogs opening bowler Tom Bailey (2-42 off seven) was able to strike early with the big wicket of young gun Tom McGregor (3).

RSL captain Ryan Hinton cuts the ball down to backward point during their clash with St Mary's Tyntynder. Picture: PAMELA BLACKMAN

RSL captain Ryan Hinton cuts the ball down to backward point during their clash with St Mary's Tyntynder. Picture: PAMELA BLACKMAN

The man at the other end was the danger wicket St Mary's Tyntynder desperately wanted in RSL skipper Ryan Hinton, who made them pay with a quickfire 42.

While the change in bowlers worked a charm and Matthew King (1-21) claimed the scalp of Hinton, the Blues were in a good position at 2-63.

Stuart Patterson came to the crease and turned the innings into a towering total.

Starting with a game-high partnership of 56 runs with the youthful all-rounder Jack Cook, who contributed a solid innings of 26, Patterson became the aggressor and was rewarded with an unbeaten innings of 73 to guide RSL to an imposing 5-178.

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