Warrenbayne is looking to finals after defeating St Joseph's in Benalla and District Cricket Association's Cleary Shield.January 22, 2014 4:11am
Benalla District cricket-round 15 Cleary Shield clash between Warrenbayne and St Joseph's- Vijay Satyanarayana (St Joseph's)Up and away: Vijay Satyanarayana goes long for St Joseph's.
Warrenbayne is back on track for a finals campaign after a four-wicket win over St Joseph’s in Benalla and District Cricket Association’s Cleary Shield.
The Twenty20 clash came down to the final over, with Travis King hitting a boundary to secure the win for Warrenbayne with three balls to spare.
‘‘Warrenbayne needed four off the last over, and Trav (King) hit a four to win off yours truly,’’ St Joseph’s captain Trevor Saker said.
‘‘Warrenbayne batted really well and that’s what got them over the line.’’
With five matches remaining before finals, Warrenbayne is now one game clear in third above St Joseph’s.
After winning the toss St Joseph’s elected to bat first at Racecourse Reserve and posted 7-117 in its 20 overs.
Opening batsman Vijay Satyanarayana (47) led the St Joseph’s attack, supported ably by lower-order batsmen Bradley Thomas (18) and captain Trevor Saker (11).
King was the best of Warrenbayne’s bowlers, taking two wickets in his four overs.
Paul Rigby (36) top-scored for Warrenbayne in just his third Cleary Shield game this season, while Damian O’Brien (34) put in another solid Twenty20 performance.
In the other BDCA match Delatite defeated Benalla by seven wickets in a big finish.
Chasing down Benalla’s 6-110, Delatite needed 22 runs off the last two overs to secure the victory.
The result rested in the hands of batsmen Matthew Stevenson (20 not out) and captain Andrew Startin (42 not out), however three sixes in a row to Stevenson put the game beyond doubt.
‘‘In the second-last over Stevenson hit three sixes in a row to put the game at rest,’’ Saker said.
‘‘They won with an over to spare nearly, thanks to the three sixes, they did the job — he can hit big, Stevo.’’
Startin also chipped in with two wickets, and Rumesh Ranasinghe took two for the winning side.
Josh Mellington and Jake Pallpratt top-scored for Benalla with 24 runs apiece.
Mellington, James Dalton and James Martiniello each took a wicket, but it was not enough to secure the win.
Twenty20 finals for the Cleary and Trewin shield competitions will be held on Sunday at Benalla’s Gardens Oval.
Merton will take on Delatite in section two at noon and Violet Town will meet Delatite in section one at 3
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