Tremain’s half century almost runs down Bulls one-day cup total

STAR TURN: Victorian Bushranger Chris Tremain. Photo: FILE PHOTO
STAR TURN: Victorian Bushranger Chris Tremain. Photo: FILE PHOTO

FORMER Orange representative star Chris Tremain almost guided the Victoria Bushrangers to an incredible victory on Saturday.

Coming to the North Sydney Oval crease with his side struggling at 6-135 in pursuit of Queensland Bulls’ sizable total of 6-309, Tremain smashed a half century in better than even time to almost snatch a remarkable JLT One-Day Cup win.

The bowler hit 50 off 45 balls, including three fours and the same number of sixes, before being dismissed with his side less than 50 runs in arrears.

The Bushrangers were eventually dismissed for 298.

Earlier, Tremain had taken 2-84 off his allotted 10 overs, his victims being Bulls middle-order batsman Marnus Labuschagne and Jimmy Peirson.

Three days earlier Tremain took 3-50 in the Bushrangers win over Tasmania, as well as 1-34 in the side’s season-opening loss to Western Australia.

The Bushrangers’ next game is against the Cricket Australia XI at Hurstville Oval on Tuesday.