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WHITE Hills continues to climb the Bendigo District Cricket Association ladder, moving its way into the top four after a comfortable win over Bendigo on Saturday.
Having started the season with two losses and a draw in their first three games, the Demons have now peeled off three wins on the trot for the first time since 2015-16.
Defending their 299 at Atkins Street, the Demons took the Goers' last six wickets for just 23 runs, bowling Bendigo out for 160.
The Goers had been 4-137 in the 45th over, but 11 overs later the game was over and the Demons were winners by 139 runs.
Young spinner Nick Wallace ran through the Goers late, taking 3-16 off six overs.
Wallace claimed the wicket that sparked the Goers' collapse when he had Kayle Thompson (18) caught at deep square leg by Jack Bourke.
Having made 150 with the bat on day one, Demons' captain Mitch Winter-Irving followed up with 1-15, taking the big wicket of Kyle Humphrys (24).
Recruit Ramdas Kamath made his third half-century from just four innings for his new club, top-scoring for the Goers with 69 that featured eight boundaries.
The defeat was the second of the season for the Goers following their earlier round one loss to Eaglehawk.
KANGAROO FLAT v GOLDEN SQUARE
Kangaroo Flat breathed life back into its season thanks to a superb all-round performance from captain Brent Hamblin against Golden Square.
The Roos went into the game with just one win and as the underdogs given Square's victory over Strathdale-Maristians the previous round.
But after making 305 with the bat last week, the Roos only allowed two Golden Square players to reach double figures as they bowled their neighbours out for 183.
Having top-scored with 50 for the Roos on day one, Hamblin led his side superbly in their defence on day two, taking six wickets as well as a run out.
Hamblin finished with 6-44 off 18 overs, including two early scalps as the Roos turned the heat up on Square.
Square was on the backfoot at 3-28 in the 14th over, with Dylan Klemm (3-24) having dismissed Ryan Hartley (9) and Hamblin removing Jake Higgins (8) and Kyle Chant (6).
However, it would be another 50 overs before the Roos claimed their next wicket as Square captain Liam Smith and Scott Trollope put together a 131-run partnership.
But Trollope (71) and Smith (67), who faced a combined 316 balls, were the only Square players to reach double figures.
Once the partnership was broken when Trollope was bowled by Hamblin Square lost 6-34 to be all out in the 73rd over.
The batting performances of the two sides couldn't be more contrasting.
Whereas Square had only Trollope and Smith offer any resistance, the Roos had eight players score at least 20 and four 50-plus partnerships during their innings.
STRATHFIELDSAYE v SANDHURST
Teenager Darcy Hunter and import Savith Priyan combined for seven wickets as Strathfieldsaye spun its way to a 121-run win over Sandhurst at the Queen Elizabeth Oval.
Having been a solidly-placed 1-97 in the 46th over chasing 7-263, the Dragons wilted, losing their last nine wickets in 20 overs for just 45 runs to be all out for 142 as they failed to ignite their season, while it was a third win for Strathfieldsaye.
16-year-old leg-spinner Hunter took the last four Dragons' wickets to fall to finish with figures of 4-23 off 7.1 overs.
Hunter at one stage had 0-14 before taking 4-9 from 12 deliveries to wrap up the innings.
Hunter had been on a hat-trick when he dismissed Nathan Walsh (0) and Sam Sperling (0) in consecutive deliveries.
Fellow spinner Priyan continued his consistent season, with the left-armer picking up 3-29 off 16 overs.
Strathfieldsaye opening bowler Jed Rodda snared 2-26, but was removed from the attack during his 13th over for two above-the-waist full tosses.
The Dragons - whose only win so far has been a one-run victory over Bendigo United - barely covered the 140 n.o. made by Jets captain Ben Devanny on day one.
Opener Ben Leed batted for 162 minutes in making 55, with he and Joel Murphy (21) getting the chase off to a solid start, putting on 59 for the first wicket.
EAGLEHAWK v HUNTLY-NORTH EPSOM
Huntly-North Epsom had to make do with first innings points after Eaglehawk staved off the Power's outright attempt at Canterbury Park.
Having already secured first innings points on day one when it reached 3-91 in reply to Eaglehawk's 79, the Power batted on for a further 15.4 overs and added 90, declaring at 7-181.
Sandun Ranathunga (61) and Ajith Rajapaksha (55) both made half-centuries for the Power, while Eaglehawk leg-spinner Russell Stockdale (3-30) picked up three wickets.
Eaglehawk's second innings got off to a disastrous start with the loss of Brendan Archbold with the score on 0.
However, with the score at 6-109 in the 58th over stumps were pulled.
No.3 Anthony West made 55 of the Hawks' first 71 runs before his dismissal by Ranathunga (3-19).
Power opening bowler Lewis Stabler (3-34) followed up his first innings three-for with another three wickets and now has 20 for the season, while Brett Elvey's 0-3 off seven overs gave him a combined 2-6 off 15 overs with nine maidens.
STRATHDALE-MARISTIANS v BENDIGO UNITED
Star Strathdale-Maristians all-rounder Cameron Taylor backed up his day one 161 with a five-wicket haul in the Suns' big win over Bendigo United.
Chasing the Suns' daunting 9-408, the Redbacks weren't able to get halfway to their target as they were bowled out for 170.
Leg-spinner Taylor bagged the 21st five-wicket haul of his career with 5-59 off 26.1 overs.
Taylor started his spell with 27 consecutive dot balls and then finished it by taking five of the last six wickets to fall in the Suns' 238-run win at Bell Oval.
The Redbacks had been 9-117 before the last wicket pair of Adrian Cronin (63) and Connor Thomson (12 n.o.) put on 53, while earlier Bendigo United's chase got off to an immediate rocky start when Chris Sole (2-26) removed opener Nick Williamson (0) in the first over.
Cronin's 63 was his highest score for the Redbacks and included four sixes.
The DeAraugo brothers, Ben (0-10 off 12) and Jake (1-8 off 9), made scoring tough for the Redbacks, conceding just 18 runs off 21 overs between them.
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