The Cobras made the trip into Geelong to take on the Manifold Heights Cricket Club in the Round 3 one day game.
Collendina was going into the game with one win and one loss so a second win was a must.
Collendina won the toss and sent the opposition in. The wickets were very scarce with only one to fall in the Cobras’ 25 overs. The breakthrough was made by Max McLachlan with his leg breaks and Baxter Stephensen behind the stumps. Manifold Heights made it to a very competitive 1/151 off their 25 overs.
The Cobras’ reply got off to a good start with openers Nick Gibbon and Sam Donegan putting on 69 for the first wicket. Donegan had to be retired for a fine 30 while Gibbon was solid with a great 25. Collendina ended up running out of overs with a score off 4/98.
The Cobras hosted cross town rivals, Ocean Grove, in their Round 3 one day game. Collendina captain Jack Every won the toss and batted. Every opened along side Harrison O’Neill with both having to be retired. Every made 23 while O’Neill made a fine 21. The Cobras made it to a very competitive 3/119 off their 25 overs.
The bowling was solid with the wickets being shared around. Harrisyn Wingrave (1/6), Ted Farrell (2/23), Noah Jeffrey (1/1) and Ollie Terhorst (2/10) all bowled well. Ocean Grove batted very well though making it to a winning total of 6/133.
Round 1 vs Queenscliff Red
Great way to start season for Cobras. Batting first Harrison O’Neill was rewarded for his preseason practice with a terrific 19 not out. Backed up by George Every (10 not out) and Jack Every (9 not out). The team made a competitive 83 on a wet outfield. Tight bowling by everyone restricted the Reds to 79 for a good opening win. Gus Peters took the fielding honours with two great catches.
Round 2 vs Portarlington Edan
Tight tussle again for the Cobras this week. Batting first the team made steady progress to build a competitive total of 74. Harrisyn Wingrave put his hand up again to open and made a solid 8 not out and Harrison O’Neil continued his early form for 11 not out. The Port boys got off to a great start to put 33 runs on the board in the first five overs, but to the Cobras credit they fought back to make it a tight game with some great bowling and fielding. Stars in the field were George Every (3/6), Alex Gibbon and Gus Peters going for a miserly one run per over from their spells. Port ran out eventual winners with 92 off 26 overs.