NATHAN Lyon's second century of the season was a rare shining light in a bleak weekend of Mid North Coast Premier Cricket League action.
Lyon's 105 laid the foundation for Wauchope RSL's victory over Nulla after an afternoon storm ended the match early.
RSL had compiled an imposing 4-231 off their 40 overs before Nulla slumped to 7-66 in the 22nd over, but the rain couldn't save them.
Aaron Hagenbach (47) provided valuable support before Matt Miller (2-9 off five overs) claimed the vital wickets of both Nulla openers.
Lyon and Hagenbach combined for a 123-run second-wicket partnership.
Lyon admitted it was difficult to separate his hundred against Nulla or his century against Port City Leagues Magpies earlier in the season as which were the most impressive.
"They were both very similar," he said.
"I had to work harder on Saturday due to the heat and humid conditions it was but good to get the win both times."
The win kept Wauchope within a win of top spot with just four points separating them, Wingham and Taree United at the top of the table.
Taree United claimed a wet-weather victory over Rovers after United scored 7-225 off their 40 overs.
When the rain came, Rovers were going well at 3-101 in the 24th over but once the calculators were used, they fell short.
Macquarie Hotel's season reached a new low when they forfeited to Port Macquarie Pirates while Taree West and Port City Leagues Magpies had to share the points when the match was abandoned.
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