Coleambally have come out victorious following a nail-biting finish against Hanwood in the Griffith District Cricket Association third grade competition.
Chasing 116 runs, Coleambally’s Tim Hayes (5*) and James Buchanan (6*) steered the side across the line with just two balls to spare.
The blockbuster finish came after Hanwood won the toss and elected to bat.
Coly were able to assert themselves in to the game early as they look to make Hanwood regret their decision. Two quick wickets in the form of Ben Rowston (4) and Oliver Bartter (5).
Hanwood made some in road into setting a solid total as Zach Pisan (25) combined with Michael Agnew (38*) and look to put their side in the box seat before Pisan was dismissed by Bryce Rodgers (1-5).
Tom Bartter (18) pick up where Pisan left off before again Shaun Harper (1-5) pick up the wicket.
That was where the scoring ended for Hanwood as Harry Rowston (0) and Sam Robinson (1) were not able to make impact on the scoreboard.
That left Coly with an imposing 116 to chase down to secure the victory.
Coly suffered a similar start to Hanwood in loosing both openers, Cooper Smith (5) and Harper (0) as both fell to the bowling of Rowston (2-5)
Ryan Mannes (21) came to the crease and steadied the innings with contribution made by Chris Hayes (10) before Hayes was bowled by Rowston (1-12).
The brought Rodgers (43 retired) to the middle and the game swung in the favour of Coly.
After Agnew (1-13) picked up the prized wicket of Mannes, Hanwood may have felt they were back in the game.
Coly’s thought otherwiseas the inspired knock from Rodgers boosted the sides chances before Tim Hayes and Buchanan knocked off the final runs with two balls to spare.
Coly’swin see them remain undefeated in third grade.In defeatingHanwood, who were until that point undefeated, they have sent a clear message to the rest of the competition.
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