First loss for Snakes as Port too good

Shane McIntyre in action on his way to taking 2 for 31. 380518_04

Collendina suffered its first loss of the A2 Grade season going down to Portarlington by five wickets.

Seven of Collendina’s top eight batters made double figures with Nathan Frye top scoring with 33 from 53 deliveries.

It meant the Cobras’ innings never really got going and a final score of 151 all out was below par.

Brenton Toole was introduced into the attack and snared four wickets for the Demons.

Aaron Toole and Stephen Illingworth then each made 53 after Port was in early trouble at 2/11.

The winning runs were brought up in the 36th over although Stan Grazotis bowled well, taking 2/29 from eight tidy overs.

Collendina lost a thriller in B2 Grade to Queenscliff.

Harrisyn Wingrave took 2/17 from eight overs, Dave Treharne was miserly with 1/15 from eight and Ben Wright took 4/10 late to give Collendina every chance. Queenscliff all out for 129.

Paul Wursthorn (29), Wingrave (26), Jackson de Jong (21) and Jack Wood (21) all got starts, but Collendina was dismissed for 126 with three balls remaining.

It was a different story in C Grade with a high-scoring game resulting in Ocean Grove getting the better of Collendina.

Chris Pitfield went for runs, but picked up four wickets as Grove made 8/256.

Michael Goodger (71), Grant McIntosh (70), Pitfield (25) and Steve Blackman (25) all batted well, but the Snakes were 7/220 when the overs ran out.