DESPITE staring down the barrel of defeat ahead of the second day’s play against Benalla Bushrangers, Bright’s B grade side did all they could to pull off a miraculous victory.
With Benalla resuming at 3/51 chasing just 83 for victory, the Wanderers needed to take quick wickets and they did just that.
Andrew Badrock claimed the first victim in the opening over of the day before Reuben Jamieson followed it up by trapping Steven Pickering LBW to reduce the Bushrangers to 5/53.
And the wickets didn’t stop there, 15 runs later Kieren Jamieson and Dylan Bursill combined to dismiss wicketkeeper Trevor Saker before Bursill claimed the seventh wicket when Reuben Jamieson took a diving catch at short mid-off.
At 7/72 it was game on with Benalla needing 11 runs and the Wanderers another three wickets.
However Mat Hadj, who fished with 29 runs, made sure his side got over the line despite the best efforts of the Bright bowlers of which Reuben Jamieson was the most impressive, the young quick finishing with figures of 2/18 off 20 overs including 13 maidens.