Fi­nals on a knife edge as Mt Beauty fal­ters

Alpine Observer - - Sport - BY TATE SPI­TERI

MT BEAUTY’s hopes of keep­ing a 10-year fi­nals run in­tact took a hit on Satur­day as the home side were bun­dled out for 143 by Eskdale.

The Power did not have a bats­man make over 25 in what was not the sort of per­for­mance the club would have been look­ing for af­ter win­ning the toss and bat­ting.

Af­ter com­ing to­gether at 5/ 79 cap­tain Alas­tair Ran­dell (22) and Greg McLen­nan (25) looked to have the Power back on track with a 32-run stand but both were soon dis­missed by re­turn­ing quick Liam Tobin.

Tobin who took 50 wick­ets in the 2015/16 sea­son had not bowled an A grade ball for the sea­son prior to Satur­day.

In re­ply, Eskdale were 1/16 be­fore rain brought play an early end to play with Joel Sauervein grab­bing the wicket of Matt Vin­ni­combe caught and bowled.

The Power will take so­lace from the fact Eskdale have made just 71 and 135 in their past two first in­nings.

In other district ac­tion, How­long posted a solid 179 against Ded­erang.

For­mer Wodonga player An­drew Dishot took 6/30 for the Demons.

The top of the table Ded­erang will be con­fi­dent they can chase down the to­tal next week hav­ing made 239 against a strong Wodonga bowl­ing at­tack in their last match.

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