Great start to season by Cobras

Lewis Beale and Tallisen Platt have a mid-pitch chat. 174205 Pictures: JAMIE CULLUM

Collendina vs Ocean Grove
The Collendina Under 15s hosted crosstown rivals Ocean Grove to kick off season 2017/18 in a one day clash. Cobras captain Xavier Norman won the toss and elected to bat on a perfect morning for cricket. Norman and Izaak Terhorst opened the batting and were very solid. They put on a 58-run opening stand before Terhorst was dismissed for a fine 28. This was the only wicket to fall in the Cobras 25 overs. Norman was eventually retired for a well made 31. Sam Donegan contributed an aggressive 10 runs before the Cobras innings was closed with a score of 1/92.
Ocean Grove‚Äôs opening stand was also strong along with the Cobras bowling. Brodie Muscat and Charlie Every opened the bowling and were good but without success. Sam Donegan got the first breakthrough with the score on 67, then Muscat in his second spell took one wicket. Ocean Grove passed the Cobras’ total in the last over ending on 2/99. A solid first up performance from the Cobras with room for improvement.
Collendina vs Corio
Collendina played host to Corio in this Round 2 one-day grading game. A win was needed by the Cobras after a first round loss. Xavier Norman won his second toss in a row and elected to bat. The runs flowed early against an under-manned Corio. Norman had to be retired again for a well-made 32. Norman was well supported by Sam Donnegan (34 ret), Max Mclachlan (22 no) and Ollie Northam (21). The Cobras reached a very competitive 4/143 after their 25 overs.
The defence of that score started well with all bowlers being very economical. Nick Gibbon took 2/2, Sam Donegan 1/10, Max McLaclan 1/8, Spencer Bryan 1/10 and Xavier Norman 1/0. Corio was dismissed for 54. A great win as they head into town next week to take on Manifold Heights.