RAND survived a major scare before edging out a fast-finishing Burrumbuttock by five runs in their Brocklesby and District Cricket Association clash at Burrumbuttock on Saturday.
After making 8-145 off 35 overs, the undefeated Pigeons looked safe when the home team crashed to 2-15 in the chase.
But Swan veterans Glenn Eddy and Brad Scott had other ideas.
Eddy topscored with 53, while Scott made a late dash at the target with a quickfire 43 not out to fall just short of a memorable victory.
Oaklands dealt Balldale’s finals aspirations a blow when the Hawks ran-out victors by six wickets at Oaklands.
Walla had the bye.