Snakes looking good for top spot

Angus Peters (3 for 35) again bowled well.

Collendina continues to march on to an A2 Grade minor premiership with a superb performance against fellow contenders Drysdale.

The Cobras are pretty much guaranteed a top two finish and a home semi-final.

On day one it was again Corey Walter who starred with the bat, making a polished 69 in a final total of 170 all out.

Blake Dobbin added a further four wickets to his tally for Drysdale and veteran David Sykes’ nagging line and length proved difficult to get away, taking 5/57 from 19 overs.

Drysdale never really got going in its reply as the Cobras’ attack made things very tough.

Walter took 4/21 and young new-ball pair Ted Farrell got 3/34 and Angus Peters took 3/35 in dismissing the Hawks for 109.

Collendina will start heavy favourites in its final two games against Surfcoast and Winchelsea.

Collendina’s B2 Grade finals hopes came crashing down, losing to Inverleigh.

Des Every (44) and Harrisyn Wingrave (3/31) were the better players for the Snakes although Zach Muir was lion-hearted with 1/52 from 21 overs.

Collendina is in a battle to avoid the C Grade wooden spoon after losing to Drysdale.

Paul Wursthorn and Clynt Combridge each snared three wickets with the Snakes doing well to keep the Hawks to 9/196 after an Alex Oliver half-century. In reply, Chris Pitfield (31) and Xavier Monahan (27) dug in, but the team was all out for 139.

Collendina won its D Grade game against Wallington with Nash Perus taking three wickets for one run off nine deliveries and Lachlan Madden getting 46 and Darcy Harrington 36 not out.