CITY Colts have scored one of their greatest victories, chasing down 283 with just one ball to spare.
A maiden A-grade century from teenager Isaac Willett set up the victory against Myrtleford.
Colts’ skipper Kent Braden, who scored 27 in the win, said it was undoubtedly one of the club’s best.
“It was fantastic,” Braden said.
“Any time you chase down that sort of score is a great day.
“We lost four or five wickets in the last few overs so the pressure was really on.
“I was speaking to a few guys around the club after the game and they can’t remember the last time we chased down that sort of score.”
Braden predicted bigger and better things for Willett.
“He’s got a lot of talent and ability.
“He’s been getting the 30 or 40 and getting himself out but he really set himself on Saturday.
“It was a really good innings.
“He’s made over 350 runs this year.
“Hopefully he’ll be around for the next couple of years but he’s probably got a higher level of cricket in him.”
The Saints looked in the box seat in the two-day contest after posting 283 last weekend, however they lost in a thriller.
Colts sneaked home thanks to a leg-bye on the second last ball of the day, nine wickets down.
They now sit one spot outside the top-four with a round remaining.
Braden concedes it’s unlikely but said the Colts hadn’t given up on playing finals.
“Bruck had a good win on the weekend, too, which makes it difficult but all we can do is try and win next week and see how we go,” he said.
Meanwhile, in other weekend matches, Beechworth crushed Corowa.
A century from Kayde Surrey (105) set up the victory as the Wanderers passed Corowa’s first-day total of 119 with just one wicket down.
Yarrawonga-Mulwala scored an equally impressive win over Wangaratta Magpies.
After belting 139 last weekend, Daniel Athanitis turned to his bowling talent on day two.
He took a team-high three wickets as the Lakers consolidated their spot on top of the ladder.
Elsewhere, Darren Peterson scored a ton as Bruck passed Greta’s total of 173 just four wickets down.
Rovers United were beaten by Whorouly-Gapsted.