Jerilderie have retained the the Pat Mac Cup following a dominant nine wicket win over Finley in Division Two of the Murray Valley Cricket Association on Saturday.
The cup is contested each time the two sides meet, with the Demons winning the past three encounters.
Jerilderie sent Finley in to bat to start the match, with Jerilderie’s opening bowlers completely stifling Finley’s ability to score.
Dylan Henery kept the pressure up from the grandstand end but it was Fraser Pinnuck, bowling into the wind from the railway end, wreaking havoc in the Finley top order batting.
At the first Jerilderie bowling change, Finley were 5/18 after 12 overs.
A tremendous rear-guard effort by the Finley lower order batsmen, notably Russell Anderson with 30 runs to his name, saw the Cats accumulate a score of 8/119.
Pinnuck finished with 5/19 runs from his seven overs while Zac Barlow took 1/4 from five miserly overs.
In reply, Jerilderie’s openers made short work of the run chase, A’Vard being adjudged LBW for 26 when the score was at 106, and 20 overs had been bowled.
Dave Pasin carried his bat with a well-made 73 not out, including 12 ‘fours’ and a ‘six’, to help the Dees over the line in the 22nd over.
The win saw the Demons move to sixth spot on the ladder, with Finley sitting fourth.