A "SUPER over" was required to separate Bendigo United and Sandhurst at Harry Trott Oval in Sunday's start to the Bendigo District Cricket Association's Twenty20 competition.
The game was tied at 133 runs apiece after both sides had faced their 20 overs, forcing the game into cricket's equivalent of extra time.
Sandhurst faced the first super over, with Nick Scullie (5 n.o.) and captain Craig Howard (2 n.o.) scoring seven runs off Bendigo United's Ben Gunn.
Howard then bowled Sandhurst's one over to Gunn and Harry Donegan.
Needing eight to win, they scored six off the first three balls before Donegan (2) was caught on the fourth ball, during which the batsmen crossed.
With a dot ball on the fifth to Gunn, the game came down to the Redbacks needing two off the final delivery to win.
And Gunn (4 n.o.) delivered, flicking Howard - who conceded two wides in his over - to fine leg for two for the thrilling victory.
Earlier, Donegan (34), Mark Di Fede (22), Gunn (19) and Marcus Smalley (19 n.o.) were the leading run-scorers in the Redbacks' 9-133.
Howard (2-17) and Liam Bowe (2-34) took two wickets each for the Dragons, who replied with 7-133 led by knocks from Howard (44 n.o.) and Ned Slater (26).
Josh Cruse’s 2-19 off four overs were the best bowling figures for Bendigo United.
• Only one player scored more than 12 in Golden Square's five-wicket win over Kangaroo Flat at MyJet Oval.
The Roos were bowled out for just 65 batting first, with only Brad Perrow (11) and Daniel Plowman (10) scoring in double figures in a disappointing batting performance.
David Hickman, Jake Higgins and man-of-the-match Mat Christie all took 2-10 for Square, while wicket-keeper Max Grant was involved in four dismissals - three stumpings and a catch.
In reply, Golden Square took 11.3 overs to answer with 5-67.
The Roos gave themselves a chance of defending their small total when they had Golden Square 5-31.
However, skipper Christie (25 n.o.) and Liam Smith (9 n.o.) safely guided Square over the line with an unbroken stand of 36.
Brent Hamblin (2-12) got two early breakthroughs for the Roos. Perrow (2-15) also took two wickets.
• Defending champions Strathfieldsaye started its title defence with a 20-run win over Bendigo at Tannery Lane.
The Jets scored 7-129 batting first, with the chief run-scorers Cory Devanny (31) and the experienced Kristian Rogers (22 n.o.).
Wily veteran Brett Andrews (4-20) dominated with the ball for the Goers, who were held to 9-109 in their chase.
Nathan Cook (43) was the only Goers' batsman to make more than 20, with the next best score 17 from Matthew Gray.
Ben Devanny's outstanding start to the season continued for the Jets as he picked up 4-19 to go with his 15 with the bat.
• Huntly-North Epsom defeated White Hills by eight runs at KWD Oval after defending its score of 6-103.
Twenty20 recruit Adam Ward (27) and youngster Harry Whittle (25) batted well for the Power, while openers Michael Hanson and Brodie McRae made 18 apiece.
Gareth Davies (2-14) was the Demons' best bowler. Rhys Irwin backed up his seven-for on Saturday against Strathfieldsaye with 1-16.
White Hills was bowled out for 95 in reply as opening bowlers Ward and Quinton Bentley both produced super bowling spells for the Power.
Bentley took 3-11 off four overs and Ward followed his 27 with the bat with 2-13.
Opener Jack Hebron (34) and Adrian Holland (19) were the only players to score in double figures for the Demons, whose run-chase got off to a disastrous start when they were 4-13.
Round 2, November 12 - Eaglehawk v Bendigo United, Sandhurst v Golden Square, Strathdale-Maristians v White Hills; Huntly-North Epsom v Strathfieldsaye.