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With only two A-grade games taking place on the weekend, fans of the Murray Valley Cricket Association could be forgiven for thinking it would be a quiet weekend on the field.
However, it proved to be anything but.
Two cracking matches have seen Barooga drop out of the top four — with just two rounds of cricket to play before finals.
The Hawks, who had a bye last week, hosted Deniliquin and were all out for 131.
Jamie Stanyers’ 42 was the highest score for the home side, while Manraj Virdi’s 4-22 had the Rhinos celebrating.
Deniliquin made a good start to its innings with the bat, however Barooga’s bowlers wheeled them in, getting them to 9-123.
Yet, in the end the Rhinos proved too strong, knocking their way to 9-133 to run out one-wicket winners.
Barooga coach Riley Gow said his side bowled well but failed to get enough runs.
“It was certainly disappointing, we need to win to play finals,” Gow said.
He said his side made its way back into the contest well, turning a poor start with the ball into a nine-wicket performance.
“We bowled the best we have this year,” he said.
Barooga must win at least one of its final two games and hope results go its way if it is a chance at playing finals.
Gow was confident they would be ready.
“We will prepare well and be ready to go,” he said.