Power duo bowl Corowa over
By STRUAN JONES
AN IMPRESSIVE innings with the bat from Ashan Ranaweera and a five-wicket haul by Anthony Brewergray has secured Mount Beauty’s second win of the season playing away against Corowa.
The Power batted first, losing their two openers Brewergray and captain Daniel Saville cheaply, before Damien Jenvey (28) and Ashan Ranaweera (48) got to work.
Coming in at number five, Kevin Moorman also notched up a handy 37 while Jake Styles chimed in with 11.
The Power were eventually bowled out in the 45th over for 168.
In reply Corowa made a solid start, working their way to 62 without loss before Brewergray struck.
The Power sparked a collapse taking 4/5, with Brew- ergray striking three times in his first two overs and Ranaweera toiling away from the other end.
Brewergray bowled his nine overs in one spell, helping to put Corowa away neatly with 5/23.
Ranaweera (3/19) and Jake Styles (1/21) also bowled well as the reigning premiers were restricted to just 132.
It was a family affair for Mount Beauty, with Adam Styles joining his brother Jake in the team, Ethan Grace playing alongside his brother Aiden, and under-16s player Georgia Moorman taking to the field for her maiden firstgrade match with her father Kevin.
Mt Beauty captain Daniel Saville described Brewergray’s bowling as game changing.
“It was a lot of fun, and to get the win was very satisfy- ing as well,” he said.
“The fielding set us up for the win, there were a lot of nice saves, and everyone contributed on the day which made it a lot easier to win.”
In other matches, Dederang suffered their first loss of the season, going down to an impressive Kiewa outfit by two wickets.
Playing at home, the Demons batted first, and put up a competitive total of 158 with significant contributions from Luke Deans (72) and Andrew Creamer (22).
In reply, the Kiewa innings started slowly with Dederang on top at 3/34 but the traditional powerhouses steadied the ship to pass the total in the 43rd over.
The win cements Kiewa’s place on top of the ladder, with an unbeaten streak of four wins, while Dederang drops down to second.