By Mark Heenan
Collendina fell to its fourth consecutive loss after Barwon Heads won by 37 runs in a low scoring A1 clash at RT Fuller Oval on Saturday.
The Cobras have now dipped to seventh spot in the eight-team competition with two wins, five losses and a draw.
On Saturday, Collendina put in a gritty performance with the ball on the smaller confines at Barwon Heads and reduced the home side to 8/156 from 40 overs.
The Seagulls got off to a flyer after good starts from Lewy Hyland (23) and Sam Schaller (22) before experienced bowler Jye Hearps removed the dangerous pair.
Hearps took 2/34 from eight overs, while key bowler Charlie Lamb is absent.
Dwaine Lancaster picked up 2/34 from six overs, while Jacob Gasior finished with 1/21 from eight overs and Ben Ricardo bowled six overs and took 1/13.
For the Seagulls, Bradley Michell top scored with 25, while Lachlan Campbell contributed 23.
Barwon Heads applied the brakes to Collendina’s run chase, Cobra vice-captain Ben Ricardo said the slow start did not help their cause.
The Cobras all out for 119 from 36 overs.
“Yeah was a bit disappointing,” said Ricardo, who took two catches.
“Think the slow start batting hurt us in the end.”
Opener Kade Norquay top scored with 55 and notched up his first half-century this season.
Seagull bowler Luke Schilling, who has taken 17 wickets at 13.71 in A1 this season, tore through the Cobra bats and finished with 6/38 from eight overs.
The home side was well supported by Kane Atkins (1/14), Sam Schaller (1/16) and Joshua High (1/19) who each took a wicket.
It does not get any easier for Collendina. It faces Portarlington in a crucial one-day clash at Portarlington this Saturday. COLLENDINA cruised to nine-wicket win over Barwon Heads in their B1 one-day game at Collendina on Saturday.
COLLENDINA cruised to nine-wicket win over Barwon Heads in B1 Grade.
Opener Chris Thompson guided the home side to victory with an unbeaten 64, while Dean Britt provided good support with 32 not out.
The home side finished at 1/126 from 25 overs after Barwon Heads was bowled out for 125 from 32.3 overs.
Dave Treharne claimed 4/29 from 6.3 overs, while junior Nicholas Gibbon finished with 3/30 from eight overs.
IN C1 Queenscliff defeated Collendina by four wickets in their one-day clash at Queenscliff.
Batting first the Cobras made 5/135 from its 40 overs, in reply the Coutas won with seven overs to spare to finish at 6/137.
Chris Pitfield (41), Julian Wilson (36 not out) and Harrison O’Neill (3/25) the standout players.