Mann, Deans lift Demons to convincing victory
By JEREMY WILSON
HALF centuries to Andrew Mann and Luke Deans have provided the backbone to Dederang’s comfortable 51-run victory over Howlong on Saturday.
The Demons batted first in fine conditions but were in immediate trouble with first round century maker Andrew Creamer (1) and Nick Hynes (0) both back in the pavilion with just two runs on the board.
However, that was blessing in disguise for Dederang with Mann and Deans combining to first get the Demons out of trouble before helping to build a formidable total.
Mann was the more aggressive of the two as he found the boundary on five occasions while also hitting a massive six in his 59run innings.
Mann’s dismissal with the score on 120 triggered a mini collapse as Cameron Gregg and Andrew Dishot both fell without scoring.
However, Deans pushed on and combined with Corey Jones (12) and Jayden Dailey (10) to push the Demons’ total to 9/177 at the close of the 45 overs.
In reply, the Spiders got off to a perfect start with their openers putting together a 42-run stand for the first wicket, however, from their the Demons took control.
While they never threatened to bowl Howlong out, Dederang’s control and tight bowling made runs hard to come by for the home team.
Jones finished with 3/32 off seven overs while Creamer picked up two wickets.
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