TEENAGER Callum Langlands has emerged a five wicket hero after giant killers New City took another prized scalp on Saturday.
Promoted to Provincial cricket this summer, New City had already beaten St Patrick’s in a one-dayer earlier in the year.
On Saturday it was ladder-leader Tallangatta’s turn.
The Bushies were knocked over for just 83 with the 16-year-old leg spinner finishing with 5-12 off his seven overs.
English import Will Brown steadied the ship for New City with 43 not out after they had slumped to 3-30 and should have been 4-40 when the Bushies missed a run out chance.
Tallangatta’s Steve Wood, who took three of New City’s four wickets to fall, said they weren’t switched on.
“We just didn’t apply ourselves and we paid the penalty,” he said.
“We tried to attack the young leggie when we weren’t really in a position to do so and in general didn’t have the right intensity for the game.
“We did all right with the ball and were half a chance after the first 15 overs but just couldn’t get another wicket to expose their tail.
“It is always disappointing to lose when you are top of the ladder but we haven’t lost a two-day game all year and we’ll come out after Christmas fired up to maintain that record and go into the finals with a full head of steam.”
Just 2½ points now separates the top three teams in the competition after the weekend’s results.
Tallangatta have a little over a point to spare on Wodonga, who are less than half a point clear of East Albury.