RESURGENT Woorndoo has condemned Terang to its worst defeat in years, routing the Bloods for just 59 en route to the biggest upset of the season.
The Tigers, one of two new sides in South West Cricket’s division one, were destructive with the ball in winning by seven wickets at Woorndoo.
Man-of-the-match Reece Otto was the major destroyer with 5-11 from 10 overs, including the wickets of Tom McKenzie and Tim Keane.
His efforts came after captain Grant Cameron, 1-9 from six overs, and Jack Osborne, 0-2 from six overs, were miserly with the new ball.
Terang, sorely missing captain Ben Grinter, reached 2-22 early in its innings but proceeded to lose 8-37 to be all out in 38.1 overs.
Keane, 13, and Brett Hunger, 10 were the only batsmen to reach double figures. Eight others failed to get past five.
Woorndoo stumbled early in its reply but reached the target three wickets down before finishing on 142 in 36.4 overs.
Nigel Otto top scored with 52, Cameron made 32 and Osborne reached 21 with the result confirmed.
Cameron said he was rapt with the win, which lifted the Tigers into third with a 2-1 record after three rounds.
But he dismissed a suggestion the day would go down as one of the more memorable in his time at the club.
“It’s nothing awesome,” he said.
Cricket is cricket, you win some, you lose some.
“If we can do that every week I’ll be happy but I don’t think that’s going to happen.”
Cameron said Reece Otto, one of three brothers at the club, deserved his five-wicket haul. “They were in steady succession, it wasn’t as if he took a hat-trick,” Cameron said yesterday.
‘‘He bowled tight and forced the errors.
“Last week we only had nine in the field but this week we had a full 11 which helped.
“You can put a bit of pressure around the bat.
‘‘Once they lost a few wickets, it played into our hands.”
The Woorndoo-Terang result was one of a host which shook up the SWC ladder.
In other matches, Mortlake moved clear on top after Clinton Baker spearheaded the Cats to a 31-run win against Noorat at Noorat.
Baker took 5-26 from 10 overs as Noorat was all out for 114, with only Mark Clissold, 48, and Dave Conheady, 24, providing resistance.
Mortlake earlier made 145.
Todd Lamont, 38, and Peter Harris, 31, top scored while Jason Harlock took 3-29.
An even bowling effort helped Bookaar post its first win of the season, a 21-run victory against Simpson.
The Pelicans laboured to 101 batting first at Camperdown showgrounds before dismissing the Tigers for just 80.
Sylas Merrett, 3-22, and Henry Green, 3-15, did most of the damage after openers Fraser Lucas, 2-18, and Joe Muir, 2-23, made early inroads.
And Boorcan also has its first win on the board courtesy of a 23-run triumph against Cobden at Cobden Technical School.
Captain Pat Heffernan made 60 in the Dragons’ 8-174 before Gus Bourke took 4-25 as Cobden reached 8-151.
Brothers Josh Goonan, 3-25, and Brent Goonan, 52, were the hosts’ best performers in a match reduced to 40-overs-a-side. The Heytesbury Rebels-Pomborneit match was washed out after 21 overs with the Rebels battling at 4-54.