Wodonga topples North Albury in CAW preliminary final

JUMPING JACK'S FLASH: Jack Craig starred with the ball this time, taking 7-60.

JUMPING JACK'S FLASH: Jack Craig starred with the ball this time, taking 7-60.

Wodonga is through to its second successive grand final.

Wodonga posted 212 against North Albury on day one, with Andrew Berg on 52.

North was cruising at 0-93, but the introduction of Jack Craig’s off-spin proved the difference as he took 7-60 to torpedo the home team.

“They had us, but us being Dogs, and our DNA I’d say, is we never give up,” Craig said.

“It was a massive team effort after that we ended up bowling them out from there with 10 wickets for 102 runs.”

North finished with 195.

Ash Borella handed his team a flyer with a sizzling 63 runs from 56 balls, while fellow opener David Farrell made 35.

North lost 5-20 from there, but while coach Brendan Simmons was at the wicket, North had a chance.

He played a patient knock, with an unbeaten 56 from 150 balls, although he did hit four sixes.

However, he couldn’t find a partner to get the team home as Wodonga grabbed another grand final berth.