Hastings River District Cricket Association: Brendan Badenoch back in the wickets in Macquarie Hotel win

BRENDAN Badenoch was the first innings star as Macquarie Hotel registered outright points over Wauchope RSL on Saturday.

Badenoch was back to near his best and picked up figures of 5-30 in the first innings.

Resuming at 3-53 in pursuit of Macquarie’s first innings total of 201, Wauchope lost 17 wickets in the day to lose by an innings and nine runs.

They lost the remaining seven wickets in their first time at the crease in just over a session and with Macca captain Josh Hyde smelling blood in the water he sent them back in.

Hyde (4-8) then backed up his decision with the help of brother Ethan (3-13) to run through Wauchope the second time around.

They lost their remaining seven wickets in the second innings for just five runs.

When asked if he thought about batting again, the Macquarie captain said he thought his bowlers could do a job.

“It took us just over the first session to get the remaining seven wickets so we were still pretty fresh,” Hyde said.

“We upped the ante, hit good lines and felt they weren’t going to achieve much because there were still about 60 overs left in the day and they were still a hundred behind.”

Once Macquarie took the first couple of wickets in the second innings it became a procession.

“What we’ve found in matches against each other is that once a few wickets fall you can lose a lot in a short time,” Hyde said.

“In saying that, we didn’t think they would lose seven for five.”

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