Top two to slug it out

Ned Cooper is in form for Anglesea. (Justin Flynn) 265744_09

By Justin Flynn

The top two Bellarine Peninsula Cricket Association A1 Grade sides will battle it out tomorrow (January 29).

Unbeaten Anglesea hosts Queenscliff with Queenscliff probably having more at stake.

Anglesea seems likely to finish the home and away season in pole position, but the Coutas are only half a game in front of Jan Juc and will want to finish second and secure a home semi-final.

Jan Juc should beat Collendina and will be waiting for any slip up by Queenscliff.

Ocean Grove must beat St Leonards to stay in touch with the top four while Inverleigh needs to beat Barrabool to stay in the four.

IN A2 GRADE, Portarlington needs to start putting some wins together.

The Demons find themselves a game and percentage outside the top four, but beating first-placed Armstrong Creek will be anything but easy.

Drysdale can wrestle back top spot if it beats fourth-placed Inverleigh and Port beats Armstrong Creek.

Barwon Heads would close the door on Little River’s finals hopes with a win at home and at the same time, consolidate its spot in the four.

Newcomb is still searching for its first win, but Wallington should ensure it ‘wins’ the wooden spoon by inflicting another defeat.

Wallington’s own finals hopes are over, but tomorrow’s game is probably its most important of the season.

A1 GRADE ROUND 9

Saturday January 29, 1pm start

Inverleigh vs Barrabool at Inverleigh Recreation Reserve

Jan Juc vs Collendina at Bob Pettitt Reserve, Jan Juc

St Leonards vs Ocean Grove at Len Trewin Reserve, St Leonards

Anglesea vs Queenscliff at Linc Construction Oval, Anglesea

A2 GRADE ROUND 9

Saturday January 29, 1pm start

Drysdale vs Winchelsea at Mortimer Oval, Drysdale

Portarlington vs Armstrong Creek at Ron Evans Oval, Portarlington

Barwon Heads vs Little River at RT Fuller Oval, Barwon Heads

Wallington vs Newcomb at Wallington Recreation Reserve