Yanco down Narrandera in LDCA A Grade

Yanco has given themselves the best chance of defending their two-day title after being the first team to make it into the decider after defeating Narrandera at Yanco Sportsground.

Yanco made the most of the conditions early on the first day after winning the toss and electing to send Narrandera in with Matt Dedini ripping through the Carpheads batting line-up.

Ryan Argus (1), James Sullivan (13), Mick Foster (0), Brent Lawrence (0), Lincoln Gooley (0) and Rohan Rehwinkel all fell to the bowling of Dedini (6/25).

If not for runs from Jacob Anderson (13) and Dillion Penhall (19) the score could have been a lot worse as the Carpheads were eventually bowled out for 61 after 32 overs as Grant Forrest (3/22) and Hugh Collins (1/6) picked up the remaining wickets.

With time well and truly on the side of the Stags, Dedini and Nathan Tang looked to give their side a chance of getting past the first innings total and setting a tough chase for Narrandera.

The opening pair got their side to 33 before Tang was dismissed by Rehwinkel (1/25), Yanco was in a good position to get past Narrandera’s first innings total with ease.

The Stags did lose Collins (13) who became the first of Anderson’s wickets with the score on 51 with Dedini (29) falling 10 runs later to the bowling of Mick Foster (1/7).

Forrest and Mark Doyle put on 39 runs before the bowling of Anderson became a throne in the Stags side.

Anderson (6/30) picked up Forrest (32), Doyle (11), Rhyan Carter (2), Andrew Burke (0) and David Tiffin (3) while Mark Tilyard (1/33) picked up Josh Lanham (3) while Nathan Lanham (12) was dismissed by Lawrence (1/8).

When the final wicket fell, Yanco were bowled out for 128 after 62 overs to hold a lead of 67.

If Narrandera wanted to have any hope of having next weekend off they needed to get to 67 and give themselves enough time to bowl out Yanco.

Argus (3) fell cheaply again after he was picked up by Dionisio Pantano while Anderson and Sullivan added 21 before Anderson (4) also fell to the bowling of Pantano (2/23).

Sullivan and Lawrence were able to get 30 runs on the board and get close to setting a lead for their side before Forrest struck to remove Lawrence (16) with the score on 58.

It was Forrest (6/17) turn to do damage with the ball as he picked up Sullivan (35), Rehnwinkel (9), Penhall (0), Gooley (5) and James Williamson (0).

Hugh Collins (2/35) was able to pick up Tilyard (5) and Cooper Irons (0) to see Narrandera bowled out for 91 after 29.4 overs.

With not enough time to achieve an outright result, the game was brought to a close, sending Yanco straight into the A grade decider while Narrandera will take on L&D for their second shot at the grand final.