Saints set 200-plus target for Snakes

Stan Grazotis was superb for Collendina, taking 4/46 from 30 overs. 374337_12

Collendina will need to bat well to stay on top of the A2 Grade ladder after St Leonards posted 202 at Collendina Recreation Reserve on Saturday.

Brook Grumont (53) and Marty Frankovic (48) got runs for the Saints, who are looming as this season’s quiet achievers.

The day’s play was dominated by Stan Grazotis’ performance with the ball for the Cobras.

Grazotis sent down a marathon 30 overs and took 4/46 in a superb effort in Saturday’s warm conditions.

He was backed up by Gus Peters who took 3/45.

It was a solid performance considering star all-rounder Corey Walter wasn’t able to bowl due to an elbow injury and it didn’t help when he slid into the fence and hurt his shin while fielding during the fifth over of the day.

With a strong batting line-up, Collendina will be confident of chasing down the target this Saturday.

With the B2 Grade side having a bye, Collendina’s C Grade side made 5/229 against Barwon Heads at Bellarine Secondary College.

Jackson De Jong made 68 not out while Des Every (39), Xavier Monahan (37) and George Every (24) made contributions.

D Grade chased down a tricky target set by Ocean Grove after a Darren Craig century gave the Grubbers a sniff.

A 116-run partnership between Cameron McGregor (77 not out) and Jacob Gasier (74) got the job done inside 25 overs and for the loss of only three wickets.