Baranduda moved to third on the Cricket Albury-Wodonga district ladder thanks to a thrilling two-wicket win at home to Dederang on Saturday.
Despite a fine knock of 65 from Demons’ skipper Andrew Creamer, the Rangers were able to bowl the visitors out for 139.
Martyn Allwood starred with the ball with 4-32 from nine overs.
In reply, the Rangers found themselves reeling at 3-11, before Andrew Gilmore compiled a match-winning knock of 54 in the middle order.
Gilmore was dismissed with 40 still required, but lower order contributions from Justin Bradbury (12 not out) and Zach Leach (10 not out) saw Baranduda home with an over to spare.
Jesse Marcuzzi was outstanding for Dederang with 4-36.
“It was a good game of cricket,” Barnaduda coach Vince Moran said.
“They got off to a good start, Andy Creamer batted the house down as we know he’s more than capable of.
“We managed to keep the wickets falling around him, and, when he fell, we were lucky to put the boot in and grab a couple more to get them for 140.
“They bowled pretty well, Brett Allan was a bit unlucky to hit it straight to a fielder, but that’s the nature of the game.
“We were definitely pretty tight early, we were 3-11 and 4-40, so it was just a case of having to dig in and do the right things.
“Andrew Gilmore did exactly that, he waited for the bad ball and put it away and in between he kept all the good stuff out.
“By his standards, it was very patient.”
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Just 15 minutes down the road, Yackandandah and Eskdale were tied.
The Roos batted first and were bowled out for 99, with Tom Hodgkin and Jesse Kennett taking three wickets apiece.
Eskdale were also unable to stem the flow of wickets, but were kept in the game by Yackandandah’s 33 extras, which included 21 wides.
Requiring 10 runs with one wicket in hand, Haydon Wilson and Rory Tobin dug deep, before Roos’ captain Andrew Lockett dismissed the latter to force a tie.
Defending premiers Corowa (160) slumped to a third straight loss against Barnawartha-Chiltern (8-171).
Kiewa (6-307) defeated Bethanga (9-201), with Kelven Bailey blasting 118, while Mount Beauty (7-211) chased down Howlong’s total of 7-210.
The CAW district ladder after round five is: Kiewa 30, Mount Beauty 21, Baranduda 18, Dederang 18, Yackandandah 18, Barnawartha-Chiltern 18, Eskdale 9, Corowa 6, Howlong 0, Bethanga 0.
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