Ded­erang over­come by Baran­duda

Alpine Observer - - Sport -

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.

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