Demons stay in touch

Alpine Observer - - Classifieds -

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.

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