Dederang overcome by Baranduda
By STRUAN JONES
DEDERANG have suffered their second consecutive loss after narrowly going down to Baranduda by two wickets in a low-scoring match.
Batting first, Dederang made a solid start getting to 28 before losing their first wicket, Kitching.
Holding down one end, Captain Andrew Creamer watched on as four of his teammates came undone.
Jayden Dailey, batting at number five, was the only other batsmen to make a start, contributing 19 to a 37-run partnership with his captain, opener Harrison and pushing Dederang along to 5/91.
Creamer was eventually dismissed on 65, after hitting seven boundaries and maintaining his status as the league’s in- form batsman.
A handy 19-run lastwicket partnership helped Dederang reach 139 before being bowled out in the final over.
The Demons were up and about early with the ball as the Rangers fell to 3/11.
But the home team managed to claw back, thanks largely to another good innings from consistent batsman Andrew Gilmore, who scored 54 and buoyed Baran- duda through the middle part of their innings.
At 7/116, Baranduda still had a lot of ground to make up but handy knocks from their lower order batsman saw them cross the line with an over to spare.
Of the Dederang bowlers, Jesse Marcuzzi featured with 4/36 and Andrew Di- shot bowled a tight nine overs (1/17).
It’s the second narrow loss for Dederang in a row, after convincing victories in the first two rounds of the season.
Next week they will face their in-form highway rivals Mount Beauty at home, in the Upper Kiewa derby.