Demons stay in touch
BY TATE SPITERI
DEDERANG has kept themselves within striking distance of the competition’s top six ahead of the Christmas break with a commanding six wicket win over Howlong.
The Demons sent the Spiders in to bat and were all over them from the get-go with Nick Hynes removing both openers cheaply.
Lachie Lewin then chimed in with 4/13 as Howlong managed just 8/97 off their 45 overs. Tim Ruaro top scored with an unbeaten 24 batting at number nine.
In reply, the Bombers lost Harry Kitching and Andrew Mann cheaply to fall to 2/ 9 but a 48run partnership between experienced pair Andrew Creamer ( 46 not out) and Luke Deans ( 20) steadied the ship.
Creamer goes to Christmas in extraordinary touch having scored a massive 504 runs at an average of 63.
It was Tom McGhee however who put the finishing touches on the game for the home side with a quick fire 26 not out that included five boundaries.
Mt Beauty’s clash with Barnawartha/Chiltern was washed out after an extremely wet week in the Valley.
District cricket will return on January 12.