Lake Albert went within two wickets of claiming an outright win over Wagga RSL.
Chasing 172 the Bulldogs were bowled out for 39 before finishing their second dig at 8-133 on Saturday.
Resuming at 2-21, Brett Davies struck with the send ball of the day to dismiss Joe Kenny (12).
Wagga RSL then lost four more wickets for two runs to lose any hope of claiming its first win of the season.
Scott Billington and Brett Davies both finished with three first innings wickets before Lake Albert went in search of more points.
Captain Rob Nicoll thought they would have got there if everything went to plan after the start of the day’s play was delayed by 45 minutes after sprinklers were left on and the Bulls lost two key bowlers.
“We lost Doigy (Tom Doig) to start with before the game then BD (Davies) three overs into the second innings rolled his ankle a little bit,” Nicoll said.
“We didn’t want to take the risk so we were two strike bowlers down in the second innings so it was a really good effort to even get the eight wickets.”
Doig picked up a side strain at training but should be right for the resumption of Wagga cricket on January 9.
Wagga RSL captain Todd Henderson led the second innings resistance, top scoring with 39.
Kurt Robertson was the pick of the Bulls bowlers in the second innings, picking up three wickets including Kenny (21).
Using a variety of tactics to try and earn the big points on offer, Nicoll was impressed by Robertson’s efforts with the ball.
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