Paterson did enough to secure their first win of the season chasing down a target of 87 against Lakeside Village in one of only two Maitland A-grade games to go ahead on Saturday.
In the other fixture Port Stephens first XI won the battle of the Pythons dismissing the Port Stephens second XI for 40 after posting 9/183.
At Paterson Sportsground no batsman looked comfortable in the overcast conditions and a wet outfield ensured runs were at a premium.
Stephen Priestley is set to become an A-grade regular if he continues his bowling performance from Saturday, claiming 4-28 and narrowly missing a hat-trick.
Russell Presland is obviously enjoying the captaincy duties claiming his second three-wicket haul to start the season.
He claimed 3-17 as he and Rigby Vane-Wood (2-8) tore through Lakeside’s top order to be at 5/18.
Bradley Brien (13) and James Layton (9) began Lakeside’s fightback and Josh Smith (16) and Duncan Kirby (13 not out) continued it.
However, their tally of 86 never looked enough against a Paterson’s batting line-up featuring Ramsey Vane-Wood, Daniel Agland, Chris Merchant, Rodney Faulkner, Kurt Humphreys and Presland.
However, their were some concerns when an excellent opening spell by Lakeside’s Brien sent openers Vane-Wood and Agland back to the dressing rooms with just eight runs between them.
Brien finished with 2-16, one wicket short of claiming his 200th career wicket.
Paterson’s batsmen made starts but no one dominated the bowling. Faulkner top scored with 18 not out, Merchant and Puxty got 14 each and Adam Hicks was on 10 not out when Paterson reached their target at 5/92 in the 23rd over.
Ports second XI had the first XI in trouble at 3/40 when Jarod Moxey was run out for 23, but Craig Hunter (29) and Josh Moxey (63) got the innings back on track taking the score to 129 when Hunter was dismissed.
The impetus slowed when Moxey was out with the score on 149 but the first XI pushed on to post a respectable tally of 183 in the conditions.
Tyran Eveleigh had the best of the bowling figures claiming 4-29.
In the second XI chase, No.11 Liam Eveleigh was the only batsmen to reach double figures finishing on 11 not out.
Matthew Monaghan was the pick of the bowlers capturing 5-7 off four overs, with Lleyton Eveleigh claiming 3-9 of his six overs.