Powerful knock sets up victory
A POWERFUL batting display from Mt Beauty coach Ashan Ranaweera has helped the Power to their second win of the Cricket Albury Wodonga district season.
Ranaweera hit six sixes on his way to an undefeated 86, the Sri Lankan’s innings guiding his team to a comfortable triumph over competition newcomers Corowa.
The Power lost both openers for ducks but Ranaweera’s attacking cameo saw the visitors chase down Corowa’s total of 9/135 in just 25.2 overs with five wickets to spare.
After Corowa won the toss, Mt Beauty’s bowlers did another good job limiting the opposition with Chris Derrick (3/32), Dan Saville (3/16) and Anthony Brewergray (3/5) all continuing their wicket taking form.
Captain Al Randell said the team’s bowling had been a surprise following the departure of tearaway quick Jakes Styles to provincial ranks ahead of the season.
“We think our batting is our strength, but with the ball we have just stuck to the same formula bowling as tight as we can and to our fields,” he said.
“All the bowlers we’ve got probably lack a bit of penetration, but we’ve got a few that can bowl line and length and it seems to be working at the minute.
“It was good to see Ashan find a bit of form and to get the win was really important, we’re now back on track at 2-2.”
Mt Beauty has the bye in round five before facing Wodonga on November 18.