GLEN Faganello grabbed five wickets as Diggers eased to a 57-run win over Yenda in the Peter Davis One-Day Cup clash at Exies No.1 on Saturday.
In scintillating touch, Faganello dismissed Jets’ top-scorer Shaun Stubbs (30), then steamed through Yenda’s tail to bowl the visitors out for just 88 runs.
His last four wickets came in an incredible 12-ball stretch across three overs, and in that time Faganello only surrendered the one run.
He ended up with 5-23 from 9.4 overs, a spell that included four maidens.
Fellow paceman Craig Lugton (2-27) was also damaging, removing openers Peter Vardanega (six) and Andrew Potter (17) to expose the rest of Yenda’s line-up to the on-song Faganello.
Diggers were without influential all-rounder Jarrod Cahill, who is with the Riverina Colts – but it was another Cahill that stole the show with the bat in the first innings.
Josh Cahill smacked four boundaries and a six on his way to a 32 off 20 overs that added an air of respectability to his side’s total after some early wobbles.
Diggers were 1-16 after captain Nathan Smith was clean-bowled by Kenny Turner for just four, but Scott Smith (24) and Pat Whittard (30) steadied the ship with a 47-run stand.
But Jason Hampel (10), Tom Webb (zero) and Dylan Neal (eight) all fell rather cheaply once their partnership was broken up, leaving Diggers in trouble at 5-82.
Cahill and the unbeaten Mark Brown (19 not out), however, had other ideas, swinging the bat around wisely before the side was bowled out for 145.