Swans stun Saints with outright win

Alvie cricketers Zac Parker, Liam McGuane and Luke McLennan were all smiles on their way to a shock outright win against Birregurra in the teams’ top-of-the-table clash.

A run-out in the second-last over capped off Alvie’s remarkable outright victory over Birregurra in the teams’ top-of-the-table cricket match.

Alvie bowled out Birregurra twice in just under 80 overs during the clash on Saturday, with the second-placed Saints scoring 54 in the first innings, and 85 in the second.

Alvie captain Andre DeLorenzo ran out Birregurra gun Jack Parker for 27 to seal the win.

DeLorenzo said the run out to get the victory was an exciting moment for the team.

“You don’t experience many outright wins and the young kids really enjoyed it,” he said.

Veteran Alvie cricketer Luke McLennan said “every bowler did their job out there”.

Zac Parker led the way with four wickets over the two innings, while DeLorenzo had three.

“They bowled tidy line and length; we thought we’d create enough chances if we bowled well,” McLennan said.

“It wasn’t what we were expecting, it was a really good effort to bowl a side out twice in 80 overs,” he said.

McLennan praised DeLorenzo for his leadership in the field.

“Andre did a good job with moving his bowlers towards the end,” he said.

“We’d change something and get a breakthrough.”

McLennan said he always thought Alvie’s first-innings total of 157 runs was defendable, despite it being one of the lowest Division One score of the round.

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