Collendina has come from fourth on the ladder to win the Barwon Women’s Cricket Competition Division Two South premiership.
The Cobras’ first foray into women’s cricket was an outstanding success with a win against ladder-leaders Torquay in the semi-final and then a thrilling win in the grand final against Highton.
Skipper Jess Ellwood won the toss and sent Highton in.
Carly Sanders and Chloe Thompson opened the bowling and got things off to a solid start against the very strong Highton line-up.
Ellwood came on in the fifth over and got the first breakthrough and along with the economical Shereen Wolfe and reliable Jen Walsh, Highton was 1/46 after the first 10 overs.
Highton finished with 5/113 with Ellwood leading the way for the Snakes. Ellwood took 2/7 from four overs while Wolfe took 1/10 off four and Walsh snared two wickets.
Collendina was in immediate trouble with the bat, losing two early wickets.
Ellwood stepped in and played a match-winning hand and formed a terrific partnership with Sanders (18).
Ellwood retired on 51 and then Walsh (14 not out) and Carly Norquay (3 not out) guided the team home with seven wickets and just three deliveries to spare.