Bowlers dominate dramatic start to BDCA's round 13

IT was a day of high drama in the Bendigo District Cricket Association on Saturday as the final round got under way.

Already, Bendigo United and Huntly-North Epsom have won their games.

A remarkable 19 wickets fell for just 142 runs at Dower Park between Kangaroo Flat and White Hills.

And Eaglehawk is on the backfoot in what has now become an ordinary conditions match against Strathfieldsaye.

It was an extraordinary day of play at Dower Park as the fifth-placed White Hills chases its first finals berth since 1999.

White Hills looked to have blown their finals chances when they were bundled out for just 79 after Kangaroo Flat captain Adam Burns bagged 6-13.

However, the Demons launched a remarkable fightback to have the Roos on the ropes at 9-63 at stumps.

At one stage, Kangaroo Flat had been 9-41.

Needing an outright win to be any chance of making the finals, Huntly-North Epsom has given itself a chance of maximum points against Sandhurst.

The Power declared at 3-82 after bowling Sandhurst out for 78 and have the Dragons 3-23 in their second innings at Poyser Motors Oval.

Bendigo United has locked up its 12th-consecutive finals berth having already defeated Bendigo at Harry Trott Oval.

Bendigo United declared at 1-93 in reply to the Goers' paltry 64. Bendigo is 2-29 in its second innings.

At Canterbury Park, fourth-placed Eaglehawk is 7-101 against Strathfieldsaye.

That game has now reverted to ordinary conditions after rain washed out play at 4.38pm.

And at MyJet Oval in the clash of first versus second, Golden Square made 200 against Strathdale-Maristians.

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