The post Christmas break saw the Cobras needing to win every game just to make finals. The mighty Hawks made the journey to the Snake Pit for the start to the year. Collendina won the toss and elected to bat. Xavier Norman and Izaak Terhorst opened the batting with a fine 72 run partnership before Terhorst was dismissed for a very aggressive 30 runs. The next wicket fell at 126 with Donegan making a great 29. Max McLachlan was very solid with 33 runs and a fine lower order 28 runs from Spencer Bryan got the Cobras to a very competitive 8/248.
The defence of that score got of to a great start with Diesel McNeil removing the dangerous Hume for a duck. McNeil went on to take 4/25 off 10 overs. Nick Gibbon was accurate with 3/19 and McLachlan’s leggies got him 1/5 off 5 overs.
The Hawks made it to 8/118, not quite enough to catch the Cobras. A great win but a lot of work to do.
Round 8 vs Torquay white
The Cobras travelled to Torquay for the first game after the break. Batting first Torquay made 3/103 from 26 overs. First gamers Lachlan Payne, Hamish and Fraser Stow had a great day in the field with courageous fielding and tight bowling. Wickets to Gus Peters and Harrison O’Neill were topped of by a fantastic runo ut by jack every.
The Cobras then replied to be 6/82 at the end of play. Harrison O’Neill continued his dominant season with the bat with an exciting 32 not out. With wickets falling around him Noah Jeffrey played a great knock of 17 only to fall on the last ball of the day.