While it was a dead rubber in the one day ladder with the finalists already decided the LSC Colts have been able to climb back into second place on the overall ladder with a four-wicket win over the L&DCC at Yanco Sportsground.
After winning the toss and sending the Ferrets into bat, the Colts were able to make an immediate impact as Mathew Axtill (5) was dismissed by Cooper Sharman (1/27).
Adrian Axtill and Richard Smith looked to rebuild their side’s innings, but after putting on 28 runs for the second wicket, Sam Cooper (1/14) struck to remove Smith (8).
Axtill would continue to put runs on the board while Harrison Steele (5) played a supporting role before he became the first of Matt Del Guzzo victims.
When Axtill (32) was run out it triggered three quick wickets to fall for the Ferrets as Del Guzzo (2/26) picked up Tyler O’Connell (1) while Hugh Collins (1/16) picked up the wicket of Bryce Rogers (1).
With nine and a half overs remaining the Ferrets needed to put runs on the board if they wanted to have any chance as they were sitting on 6/73 after Rogers fell.
Nathan Jones (31*) and Ben Killen (20*) took up the challenge and put on a 51-run partnership which saw the Ferrets reach 6/124 off their 35 overs.
The Colts were able to make a solid start through Collins and Todd Pattison putting on 20 runs for the opening partnership before Collins (10) fell to the bowling of Rogers (1/9).
The fall of wicket did little to slow the momentum from the Colts as Del Guzzo and Pattison made inroads into the Ferrets total with a 40-run stand for the second wicket.
While Del Guzzo (14) fell to the bowling of Sam Alampi, Pattison (25) was able to offer some resistance before he became Alampi’s (2/15) second victim 17 runs later.
The fall of Pattison saw the Colts lose four wickets for 11 runs as Jarryd Day (10) and Cooper (0) were run out while Sharman (1) was bowled by Adrian Axtill (1/40).
Nathan Carn (38*) was able to hit the bulk of the remaining runs while Mackenzie Saddle (6*) played the supporting role as the pair put on a 39-run partnership allowing the Colts to pick up the four-wicket win with 7.2 overs remaining.