Yanco Cricket Club have maintained their strong start to the season after picking their second win in the 40-over format after defeating the winless Narrandera side.
After Narrandera on the toss and sent the Stags into bat, it looked to be the wrong decision after Jason Burke and Matt Dedini were able to lay the foundation for their side.
The pair batted for over half of the innings while ensuring the Stags would be in the position to make a defendable total when Burke (39) was dismissed by Brent Lawrence (1/15) the Yanco side were on 1/74 after 23 overs.
Angus Boulton joined Dedini with the pair able to get the Stags close to the 100-mark before Boulton fell to the bowling of Mick Foster (1/28).
Yanco captain Grant Forrest helped elevate the scoring heading into the final 15 overs of the innings as he scored at almost a run-a-ball to see his side reach 137 before Forrest (32) was bowled by Jonathon Doyle before Doyle (2/42) struck an over late to get rid of Dedini (42).
Kyle Pete (8*) and Jordan Camm (11) added late runs before they reached the end of their 40 overs on 5/162.
Needing to make a solid start, James Sullivan and Doyle tried to get their side moving in the right direction with an opening stand of 46 before Sullivan (13) was dismissed by Dedini, and Kurt Jensen (0) fell to the bowling of Forrest.
Wickets continued to fall at regular intervals for the Carpheads as Doyle (24), Foster (5) and Dillon Penhall (1) were all dismissed by Dedini (4/24) to have Narrandera in trouble at 5/67 still needing 95 runs to try and secure their first win.
Narrandera captain Lawrence and Haydn Emerson looked to give their side a chance to secure victory as they lifted their side past three figures with a 60-run partnership.
When Emerson was bowled by Grant Forrest (2/15), Narrandera stumbled again only this time they weren’t able to save themselves.
Mark Doyle (2/4) picked up the wickets of Lawrence (57) and Tom Butterfield (3) while Boulton (2/16) took the final wickets of Mark Tilyard (2) and Connor Vearing (1) to see the Carpheads bowled out for 142 in 38 overs to give the Stags a 20-run victory.