Cobras on track for top spot

Jake Muir bowls to Ben McCredden. (Ivan Kemp) 389440_03

Collendina remains on track to finish the BPCA A1 Grade season as minor premiers.

The Cobras were all out for 217 against Surfcoast at Collendina Recreation Reserve, but it wasn’t easy.

Aidan Ford played well for his 30 from 69 deliveries, but the Snakes were in a bit of trouble until Matt Davies and Oliver Terhorst joined forces in the middle order.

Davies made 27 from 74 balls in a steadying hand and Terhorst was superb with 78 from 140.

Dean Britt also played well at No 9 with a more than handy 42 from 82 balls.

The Stingrays had two overs to face before stumps and Ted Farrell made the breakthrough to have them resuming at 1/7 this Saturday.

It was tough going for the B2 Grade side, being bowled out for 122 against Barwon Heads.

Chris Thompson made 39 and Harrisyn Wingrave 29, but the afternoon belonged to Heads’ youngster Dan Shaw, who took 6/34.

The Cobras needed early wickets and Zach Muir struck almost immediately, but Ben McCredden (46 not out) and Jaxon Mallet (31 not out) saw the home side safely stumps and within reach of victory at 1/91.

Collendina’s C Grade team is in a strong position against Jan Juc.

Chris Pitfield took four wickets and Clynt Combridge three as the Sharks were bowled out for 131. In reply, Collendina is 1/42 with Grant McIntosh on 23.

In D Grade, Collendina defeated Surfcoast in a thriller.

Jack Thomson (55), Darcy Harrington (54) and Daniel Reeves (50) made half-centuries in a total of 213 all out.

Surfcoast was then dismissed for 210 with Jake Gittins (3/34) taking the bowling honours.