Reigning premiers Pingelly-Noonebin have moved to the top of the Upper Great Southern Cricket Association A-grade ladder after their narrow victory over Wandering on Saturday. Pingelly-Noonebin made it two on the trot with the nail-biting four-run win in round five, holding off a late challenge from Wandering who were set 158 to win in Pingelly. Wandering got off to a strong start with the ball, taking the wickets of Luke Brown (11) and Koltyn Tholstrup (0) before Jack Blechynden fell for 26 with the score 3-62. Spencer Sewell was knocked over by Vaughan Baker for a duck before Brett Blechynden (20) was caught off the bowling of Ben McMillan. Jordan Hughes brought up his half century in the 40th over but was dismissed four balls later by Graham Caldwell. The wickets of Mitchell Wiles (2), Geoffrey Poultney (0) and Henry Blechynden (4) all fell within the space of seven balls but tail-end contributions from Kacey Beard (22) and Callum Giles-Morton (6) helped them finish at 9-157. McMillan (3-30), Baker (2-29) and Caldwell (2-24) were the standouts in Wandering’s bowling attack. Wandering found themselves facing an uphill battle in the early stages with opening batters Jacob Schorer (2) and Blake Warburton (1) both dismissed inside five overs. Hughes bowled Schorer and took his second scalp shortly after, skittling Ben Sherry for seven runs. Middle order contributions from Bailey Parsons (28) and McMillan (34) settled things for the visitors but Parsons, Vaughan Baker (1) and McMillan were all removed in the space of a couple of overs. Henry Blechynden was on a hat-trick, trapping Troy Warburton in front after McMillan’s dismissal. Brendon Hardie was able to thwart the hat-trick ball but was run out by Brett Blechynden in the 36th over, with the score 8-93. Despite terrific efforts from Bryan Hardie (42) at number seven and tail-ender David Parsons (14), they fell agonisingly short after reaching 8-153. Blechynden (3-20) was terrific with the ball and was well supported by Hughes (2-8). Lake Grace will face Cuballing and Williams will clash with Towns in the remaining round five fixtures this Saturday.