Delungra has won their first A Grade Premiership in 30 years. Rivendell Renegades won the toss and elected to bat.
Star batter Jack Bennett was only available for the first hour or so and needed to make the most of his time at the crease.
Bennett and Ben Myler got the Renegades off to a solid start putting on 36 for the first wicket. Bennett needed to attack and fell shortly after drinks for a well compiled 39.
Lex Livermore got on top of the Renegades batters as he took 3/22 from an eight over spell. He bowled in tandem with Kyle Krauss and they did not allow the Renegades batters to get away from them.
Renegades went to second drinks at 5/89 and were in a spot of trouble with the potential to rolled for a low score.
Lachie Turner (22) was joined at the crease by Rhyley Thom and they developed a good partnership based on outstanding running between the wickets. The momentum was swinging towards them as they built a solid total.
Thom finished unbeaten on 32 as Renegades posted a very respectable 7/151 having scored at a run a ball for the last 10 overs of their innings.
Jack Archer -Lawton chipped in with 2/21 for the Delungra side as they completed their fielding innings.
There was a noticeable momentum shift towards the Renegades as a result of the final 10 overs of batting. Will O'Brien shouldered arms only to hear the ball crash in to the wickets, Delungra 1/1. This bought Delungra star John Krauss to the crease early.
He set about building a foundation. The Renegades bowlers were on top for the first 10 overs as Delungra did not take risks. Cam Stewart fell with the score on 37 and Pilcher fell 5 runs later.
This was an important time in the match as Krauss required someone to build a partnership with him. Justin Smith was to be that player.
His unorthodox technique broke down the Renegades attack as he scored freely making a valuable 40 in a 72 run partnership with Krauss.
Jake Baker fell quickly and the score stood at 5/114, with veteran Jeff Duddy capturing both wickets as Jack Archer- Lawton strode to the crease with 32 to score.
Krauss had lived dangerously having survived a big appeal from an excellent bouncer from Sam Gilligan. He was dropped off a sharp chance in the covers when Delungra was on 138.
Krauss settled and he and Archer-Lawton would go on to take the team to victory with a score of 5/152. Fittingly, it was Krauss 70 not out that hit the winning run.
Will Archer was the pick of the bowlers for Renegades with 8 overs 1/18, he was ably supported by Sam Gilligan and Noah O'Neill who both bowled very well.
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