It has taken most of the season, but Camden Campbelltown Ghosts are finally hitting their straps.
They have won their last two matches and look like finishing the season – there are two matches remaining – on a positive note.
It augurs well for next season, especially if they can add some experience to a young and talented squad.
On the weekend, they comfortably disposed of Penrith to make it two wins on the trot for the first time this season.
The Ghosts (2 for 149) defeated Penrith (145) off the back of some very good bowling, fielding and batting at Raby Sports Complex.
The visitors won the toss and opted to bat first.
It took Penrith 46.5 overs to reach their meagre total of 145.
All Ghosts bowlers contributed, with Brock Larance, Ben Patterson and Luke Courtney picking up two scalps each.
In response, the Ghosts needed just 33 overs to reach the victory target.
Adam Whatley, opening the batting, was the mainstay of the innings, remaining unbeaten on 63 when the Ghosts reached the target for victory.
Whatley had good partnerships with Nathan Appleton (38) and MC Carruthers (44).
But the telling third wicket partnership was with young allrounder Jackson Isakka, who made 34 not out.
The pair put on an unbeaten 67 run partnership to guide their team to their second win in a row.
The Ghosts are back home for the penultimate round of the season, hosting UNSW in a two day match at Raby Sports Complex from this Saturday.
- Fairfield Liverpool (5/291) meanwhile have defeated Mosman (263) at Allan Border Oval. The win entrenches the Lions in fourth spot on the ladder, and with two rounds to go they are almost certain to play finals this season.