Colts Phelans put up one hell of a fight at the weekend, but ultimately, went down by 15 runs to old foe, Clunes.
In the first two-day meeting between the pair since last season’s grand final, the reigning premiers again enjoyed success over Colts.
The Magpies were expected to silence the side much quicker than they did however, after leading by 118 runs at the end of day one.
In a miraculous effort, Colts were able to extend their total to 139 before they were bowled out on Saturday.
Richard Clark and Luke Baker reopened for Colts, but were stalled early on by Ash Gunn who dismissed Baker LBW with no score.
Clark went on to partner with Mat Henderson, who was claimed by Sam Williams, before a game changing 85-run partnership alongside Branden Wagstaff got Colts up to speed.
Clark (35) was then claimed, also by Williams, leaving Colts at 8/118, just 36 runs off of Clunes’ score.
Wagstaff (52) was next to fall at the hands of Williams, leaving Colts on a shaky 9/120 and needing 35 runs for the win.
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