Demons win off last ball

Southern Riverina news - - SPORT -

Jer­ilderie’s Di­vi­sion Two side scored a mas­sive four-wicket up­set win trav­el­ling to Waaia in Mur­ray Val­ley Cricket ac­tion at the week­end.

The Demons be­came the first side to de­feat the Bombers this year in an ab­so­lute thriller.

With just one ball re­main­ing the vis­i­tors needed two runs for vic­tory.

It was all on the shoul­ders of open­ing bats­man Dave Pasin who scored the fi­nal two runs to bring his to­tal to 90 not out in a heroic ef­fort.

The start of the game saw a de­lay due to the rain with Waaia win­ning the toss and de­cid­ing to set the tar­get in the short­ened 34 over match.

With the de­lay Jer­ilderie’s open­ing bowlers were a bit way­ward in the early stages.

Waaia’s cap­tain Dave Booth had a fine knock of 78 be­fore Josh Rochford fi­nally claimed his wicket.

From there the Waaia tail was ex­posed and Jer­ilderie cleaned up their re­main­ing bats­men, get­ting them all out for 143 in 33 overs.

Jer­ilderie’s best bowlers were Fraser Pin­nuck (2/10 runs off four), Rochford (2/25 runs off five) and Zac Bar­low (2/8 off two).

Jer­ilderie went in to bat and Pasin teed off in su­perla­tive fash­ion, hit­ting the Waaia bowlers all over the ground.

Andy Neessen was el­e­vated in the bat­ting or­der and went to the crease af­ter the first wicket down, play­ing a use­ful back-up role to Pasin who was in a pun­ish­ing mood.

With seven overs re­main­ing in the game Jer­ilderie was still 47 runs short of over­haul­ing Waaia’s to­tal.

Mitch A’Vard joined Pasin in the mid­dle and when the last over was to be bowled Jer­ilderie still re­quired four runs.

Dave Pasin faced the first ball and trick­led it down to fine leg for an easy run.

With three runs to get A’Vard, who had put to­gether a nice 11 runs, tried to win the match with one mighty swipe but missed and was out stumped.

This brought Pin­nuck in to face the mu­sic, scram­bling a quick sin­gle in or­der to get the in-form Pasin back on strike to fin­ish the game.

The opener obliged with a two on the last ball of the day for Jer­ilderie to pull off a re­mark­able win.

Next week Jer­ilderie travel to Tocumwal in a must win match if they wish to keep their fi­nals hopes alive.

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