The Cowra Valleys have endured another tough trip to Parkes, this time against the Cambridge Cats, with the reigning premiers victorious on Saturday afternoon at Woodward Oval.
It's a less than ideal result for the local side, who would've been hoping to win their second match in a row after last week's derby win against the Bowling Club.
For Cambridge Cats, the win was a much needed rebound after a 39 run loss to the Royal Colts in last week's Parkes cross-town match-up.
Batting first, the hosts compiled more than 230 runs, leaving the Valleys with plenty of work to do on a pitch that has traditionally featured a slow outfield.
Nevertheless, it quickly became apparent that the total was going to be a demanding task for the Valleys, who early in the innings were struggling at 2/12, but rallied in what was a fighting effort, finishing all out just shy of 190; well short of victory, but nevertheless their highest score for the season.
The Valleys will look to keep honing their batting and bowling throughout next week's bye; their final match of the year is at home, against the Reedy Creek Raptors on December 14 at Holman Oval.
Meanwhile, the Cats will stay at Woodward Oval again this weekend, this time hosting the Cowra Bowling Club, who are coming off a bye.