By Justin Flynn
A depleted Collendina was no match for premiership favourites Anglesea as Bellarine Peninsula Cricket Association cricket resumed on Saturday.
With a number of regular senior players unavailable, the Cobras are dangerously poised in seventh spot on the ladder, just six points and a small amount of percentage away from the relegation spot.
Anglesea won the toss and batted first and Collendina would have been happy having the home side at 5/94.
But Anglesea’s depth proved crucial, getting the side to 9/177 from 40 overs.
A 66-run sixth wicket partnership between Jacob Nolan (35) and Jack Elliott (32) paved the way.
Scott Grant’s promotion to A Grade was successful. The paceman took 5/39 and Andy Higgins (2/21) also bowled well.
Dina was never in the contest after its run chase began. Only Curtly Balshaw and Dean Britt reached double figures as the Cobras fell to 46 all out as Chris Hornsey (5/16) ripped through the side while Nolan (3/7) capped off a player of the match performance.
Collendina now faces a must-win clash against St Leonards.
Collendina stayed in third spot on the B2 Grade ladder despite losing to Little River.
Dina batted first but only Izaak Terhorst (33) and Charlie Every (19) enjoyed decent time in the middle.
A final total of 93 was never going to be enough although Collendina made the Redbacks work hard for the win.
Little River made 4/98 with Noah Jeffrey (2/19) showing plenty of promise.
In C Grade, Collendina defeated St Leonards. Dina made 5/132 with Gavin Berry playing well for an unbeaten 45.
St Leonards was in deep trouble at 5/28 although it eventually recovered, but not by enough to win.
The Saints ended up all out for 123 with Matthew Heard (25) top scoring while Clynt Combridge took 3/7 and Ted Farrell 2/24 for the Cobras.
Collendina enjoyed a strong win against Drysdale in D Grade.
Drysdale made 95 batting first with Justin Miller and Oliver Gill each snaring three wickets.
Collendina cruised to a winning total, losing only one wicket with Miller (52 not out) and Julian Wilson (40 not out) sharing in an unbroken 98-run partnership.