LAST year’s wooden-spooners have started the season with a win.
Bethanga, chasing 155 against Kiewa, found itself 16 runs behind with just one wicket in hand.
But Cameron Sirl and Matthew Blake, who last year averaged less than five with the bat, were able to steer the Saints to first innings points.
“There were more than a few action moments,” captain Brodie Sirl said yesterday.
“Cameron is pretty good with the bat, he can hold up an end — Blakey was the key.”
He said debutante Dylan Cordingley (34) and Sam Lowcock (35) set the victory up.
“Dylan is down here from Townsville with the army and is obviously a great pick-up for us,” he said.
“But Lowcock broke the shackles with his runs coming in just six overs — it was what we needed at the time.
“Even though we only made 156 we batted out the 70 overs and that is a real positive for us heading into next week against Eskdale.
“Last year we would have struggled to do that.”
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