VETERAN off-spinner Ryan McNeil has given Belvoir a chance of upsetting ladder leader North Albury after taking career-best figures at Kelly Park on Saturday.
McNeil, who returned to the CAW club this season after three years teaching in Dubai, grabbed 6-43 off 15.3 overs as the Hoppers crashed from 0-38 to be dismissed for 142.
The haul has continued a purple patch for the long-time Eagle after he claimed 5-15 against Dederang last round.
“It’s good to take a couple of wickets,” McNeil, 32, said yesterday.
“I’m not too sure why, but the past few weeks have been good.
“It’s a young side, I’m fairly relaxed and they are coming out of the hand OK which is pleasing.
“I’m enjoying playing again after being away for a few years.”
McNeil didn’t exactly claim any cheap wickets either, with his scalps including David Farrell, Greg Daniel, Rod Barton, David Castello, Ashley Borella and Robbie Hartnett.
Richard McMillan was also effective, taking 3-37 off 15 overs.
Belvoir scrambled to 3-42 at stumps with key batsman Nat Sariman and Cameron Lodding being dismissed for three and zero respectively.
“The wicket is good and hopefully we can make the runs,” McNeil said.
Wodonga struggled to 7-158 against Albury at Bilson Park.