In his return to the Bushrangers’ Sheffield Shield side, former Kinross quick Chris Tremain helped Victoria avenge its last-start thrashing at the hands of NSW with a big win over South Australia this week.
NSW won that game by an innings and 77 runs and although the loss didn’t threaten the Vics place on top of the standings – they’re 11.55 points clear of the Blues in second – the 124-run victory over South Australia was a much-needed momentum boost.
Tremain snared match figures of 4-69, pushing his 2016-17 wicket tally to 31. He’s dropped out of the top two on the Sheffield Shield tally, but still sits fourth behind South Australia’s Chad Sayers (46), Victorian teammate Jon Holland (38) and West Australian Simon Mackin (33).
In fact it was Holland who did the bulk of the damage against South Australia. While Tremain snared 2-44, Holland spun his way to 4-26 as the Vics rolled the Redbacks for 178, in reply to 184.
Aaron Finch (71) then led Victoria to 306 in its second innings. Tremain snared 2-25, while Holland (3-70) took three more to dismiss South Australia for just 188.
Victoria has three games remaining in the regular season, two against Western Australia and one against Queensland. The Vics are chasing a third straight title.