Cobras too good for Lara

Collendina and Barwon Heads Under 13 players got together in a terrific show of sportsmanship. 164287 Pictures: JAMIE CULLUM

The Cobras made the journey to Lara in the first post-Christmas two-day game.
Coming off a narrow loss, the Under 15s were keen for victory.
Lara won the toss and elected to bat.
Isaac Hale and Brodie Muscat opened the bowling and were solid but went wicketless.
It was Cobra debutante Kye Annand who got the first breakthrough with the score on 60. Annand finished with 1/20 off 4 overs.
Mitchell Wingrave took the next wicket by taking a fantastic caught and bowled, with the score on 67.
Harry Wingrave, after some stong performances in the Under 11s, was promoted and took the next wicket with the score on 133.
Charlie Every, Diesel McNeil and Koby Annand also took one wicket apiece and along with a run out, Lara made it to a very competitive 210 off 52 overs.
The Cobras’ top order would need to perform.
Xavier Norman and Izaak Terhorst opened the batting and got things off to a fantastic start.
Terhorst was dismissed with the score on 47 after a very well made 31.
Sam Donegan, batting at number four, joined Norman with the score on 2/54.
Both batsmen made fine half centuries and retired. Koby Annand made a nice 31 runs as wickets fell around him, but the Cobras did enough to chase down the total.
The innings finished with the score on 230.
The Cobras played two days of great cricket against Queenscliff Red at the Snake Pit.
Jack Every took advantage of the fantastic conditions and made a terrific 42 not out.
He was backed up by Harrison O’Neill making 23 not out and a swashbuckling 15 by Nick Gibbon, who got his eye in with a six off his second ball.
The team made 130 for Queenscliff to chase.
The Snakes’ fielding was energetic backed up by some terrific catches by Lachie Norton, Nick Gibbon and Baxter Stephensen.
Queenscliff made 5/177 to claim the points.