By Justin Flynn
Collendina’s A1 Grade finals hopes lay in tatters after losing to Barrabool in round 10 of the Bellarine Peninsula Cricket Association season.
The Cobras did well with the ball by restricting the strong Barrabool batting line-up to 7/152 from 40 overs, but failed with the bat, being all out for 93.
Kane Pickering top scored for Barrabool with 45 from 85 balls while spinner Jacob Gasier took 3/27 from eight overs for the Cobras.
Andy Higgins made 28 to go with his 1/17 from eight overs for Dina, but Scott Grant (17) was the only other batsman to make double figures.
Collendina leapfrogged Winchelsea on the B2 Grade ladder with a 57-run win.
Dina made 8/179 with Cam Kavaliunas making 34 and Nick Gibbon 33.
Winch was never really in the hunt during its run chase as Sam Tucker (3/26) and Gibbon (2/14 from eight) spearheaded a Collendina attack that saw all bowlers take at least one wicket each.
Barrabool proved too good for Collendina in C Grade.
Dina made 127 batting first, with Matt Gibbon (39) and Garry Wingrave (35) getting runs.
Barrabool knocked over the runs in 27 overs with Jake Gittins grabbing two wickets.
A strong Portarlington side comfortably defeated Collendina in D Grade.
Richard Brown top scored for Dina with 34 out of a team total of 86. Shaun McPherson took 4/15 for the Demons.
Port took just 20 overs to reach a winning total although it lost five wickets, thanks mainly to Justin Miller who took 3/19 from eight overs, including five maidens.
St Leonards won a thrilling round nine encounter against Collendina to almost guarantee it would avoid relegation.
Dina made 8/119 with Nathan Walter (34) top scoring and Cam Egan (3/18) again among the wickets.
St Leonards was 5/65 in reply but a torrential storm swept through, wiping 12 overs off the run chase.
When play resumed the Saints needed 56 runs from 42 balls with Sam Roberts (32 off 26) and Egan (29 not out from 16) getting the side home with five balls left.
Armstrong Creek defeated Collendina in B2 Grade. The Titans made 8/179 with Dean Britt snaring four wickets and Nick Gibbon three.
In reply, the Cobras fell for 155 with Gibbon capping off a great game undefeated on 47.
Drysdale was too good for Collendina in C Grade. Matt Gibbon was the only player to reach double figures in Dina’s score of 9/151, but his contribution was sizeable with a fine 89. Matt Gordon’s 69 not out played a major role in getting the Hawks home with five overs and six wickets to spare.
Collendina thrashed Newcomb in D Grade. The Bulls made 68 with James Molloy snaring three wickets and Collendina knocked off the runs in 11 overs.