Last wicket run out hands Wangaratta Magpies thrilling victory over Benalla Bushrangers

SPEARHEAD: Wangaratta Magpies' opening bowler and captain Dylan Landgren was instrumental in his side's victory on Saturday, finishing with tidy figures of 4-42.

SPEARHEAD: Wangaratta Magpies' opening bowler and captain Dylan Landgren was instrumental in his side's victory on Saturday, finishing with tidy figures of 4-42.

A bizarre run out in the final overs allowed Wangaratta to snatch a narrow victory against the Benalla Bushrangers on Saturday.

After posting 176 last weekend, the Magpies bowled out the Bushrangers for 164.

With one wicket in hand and five overs remaining, the Bushrangers set off for a quick single and the throw deflected off the stumps with the batsman safely in his crease.

The Bushrangers sensed an opportunity and attempted a second run, but Brodie Wolley was caught short of his ground, handing the Magpies as 12-run victory.

It seemed as though the Magpies were destined for a huge victory when they had the Bushrangers reeling at 7-64, before a 59-run stand between Jack Connor and Dale Stratton revived the situation.

Magpies skipper Dylan Landgren was very relieved his side got over the line.

“It was pretty chaotic. They nearly stole it off us, but we stole it back at the end,” he said.

“It was tough going after tea when the sting went out of the ball because it was a good pitch to bat on.”

Landgren claimed 4-42 and said both Lachlan Busk (1-38) and Rhett Mitchell (1-25) were standouts.

In other round four fixtures, City Colts continued its unbeaten run with a 124-run demolition of Greta, Rovers United-Bruck cruised to a 101-run victory over Corowa, Beechworth Wanderers successfully chased down Ovens Valley United’s 160 to finish at 7-240, while Benalla-Violet Town United defended 139 after bowling out Delatite for 124.

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