VIDEO: Mildura East's golden gamble

Mildura West’s Luke Hickey (22) helped ensure his side had something to defend after collapsing to 6/19 early in their innings against Mildura East.
However, their total of 122 proved too lean as East claimed an important five-wicket win to move above West into third with three rounds to play. Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Mildura West’s Luke Hickey (22) helped ensure his side had something to defend after collapsing to 6/19 early in their innings against Mildura East. However, their total of 122 proved too lean as East claimed an important five-wicket win to move above West into third with three rounds to play. Picture: Carmel Zaccone

A GAMBLE to send Mildura West in to bat paid off as Jake Albrecht and Josh Deren inspired a significant victory for Mildura East.

East moved above West into third place on the First Division ladder with the five-wicket win at Aero Ovals on Saturday and dealt their old enemy and finals rival a psychological blow as the finals race intensifies.

West have slipped two spots as a result but remain in the four, although the manner of the defeat may be of greater concern to Chris Williams’ men, whose performances when their leader doesn’t fire have been unconvincing.

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