Warrenbayne has fallen five runs short of progressing to the Victorian Twenty20 semi-finals after being beaten by Baden Powell.OLIVER CAFFREY January 13, 2014 4:15am
Warrenbayne went within seven runs of progressing to the Victorian Twenty20 semi-finals, going down to Mornington Peninsula side Baden Powell yesterday.
The Benalla District Cricket Association side was chasing 111 for victory after bowling the visitors out on the last ball of their innings.
However, a steady flow of wickets throughout Warrenbayne’s innings halted the charge, as it finished the match at 9-104.
The home side needed eight runs to win from the last over, but Baden Powell opening bowler Nathan Rice (3-18) knocked over Paul Creamer (32) and Fintan Brazil (7) to give the MPCA powerhouse a spot in the final four.
Warrenbayne captain Rhett Woolley said he thought his side had done enough in the field to set-up a competitive chase.
‘‘We didn’t think that total (111) would be a problem, the way the ground was and the pitch was playing, so I thought we would get there,’’ Woolley said.
‘‘The top-order again hasn’t fired, but our middle-order once again did a great job to nearly get us over the line.
‘‘But they (Baden Powell) bowled really well and were a far better side on the day.’’
Warrenbayne opening bowlers Mark O’Brien (3-18) and Brazil (2-27) were proving a handful for batsmen early, having the opposition in serious trouble at 4-30.
But contributions in the middle-order from captain Rhys Elmi (23) and Josh Waldron (20) boosted the total.
Warrenbayne openers Woolley and Greg Hoysted (8) got off to a watchful start, until the captain was trapped in front by Rice for two.
Leigh Wydeven (8) and Damian O’Brien (13) were starting to look comfortable at the crease, putting on 27 for the third wicket, before the former was out trying to push the run-rate.
Warrenbayne was always just behind the required run-rate, and the failure to produce a solid partnership — Wydeven’s and O’Brien’s was the biggest — cost it dearly.
Despite the heartbreaking result, Woolley said the team’s run in the tournament had given the entire club a major boost.
‘‘It’s been a huge thing for the club to get this far, it would’ve been nice to go at least one more, but we can all be proud of what we have achieved, and good luck to Baden Powell, we just weren’t good enough on the day,’’ he said.
The day also doubled as a celebration for the club’s 130th anniversary this year, with a number of ex-players watching the contest.
More than 100 people watched the match from the stands, with a heavy contingent of travelling Baden Powell players and supporters creating a rowdy atmosphere throughout the ground.
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