County changes reap second win

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A vastly different North County outfit has notched consecutive wins together after chasing down Manypeaks’ target of 170 with three overs to spare at Turf West on Sunday afternoon.

After defeating Royals in round 3 of the Albany Cricket Association A-grade competition the Bulldogs made a stack of changes for their clash with Peaks, as youngsters Michael and Matthew Ferreira and Harry Crane were included along with veteran Graeme Weinert and left-arm spinner Paul Osborne.

Those changes certainly had a bearing on the game with Crane, Osborne and Michael Ferreira all getting among the wickets while helping the Bulldogs restrict their rivals to 8-169.

Michael Ferreira removed Ryan Kinnear in the first over for a duck before Peaks settled through attacking opener Aran Tilbury.

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Manypeaks' Ryan Kinnear is bowled for a duck by North County's Michael Ferreira.
Camera IconManypeaks' Ryan Kinnear is bowled for a duck by North County's Michael Ferreira. Credit: Albany Advertiser

Osborne, however, was introduced with immediate effect as the spinner trapped Tilbury leg before wicket for 45 with his maiden delivery before later capturing Wade Anning (38) and Tim Shepard (1) to return impressive figures of 3-10 off his nine overs.

Lively seamer Crane bowled without luck at times but finished with 2-45, which included the key wicket of Harry Broomhall for only three.

With 10 overs remaining Peaks had 102 on the board despite their positive start but they upped the ante to reach 169 with Jeremy Stewart unbeaten on 31.

Manypeaks' Aran Tilbury drives North County's Graeme Weinert.
Camera IconManypeaks' Aran Tilbury drives North County's Graeme Weinert. Credit: Albany Advertiser

A 51-run opening stand was the perfect start to the Bulldogs run chase before Michael Ferreira was run out on 20.

His twin brother was next to go on 10 but Craig Tonkin quickly blasted an all too familiar half-century to guide his side towards victory.

Stewart bowled Tonkin on 57 to leave the Bulldogs at 3-108 and after six lusty boundaries Tyler Crommelin’s knock of 33 came to an end soon after.

The Bulldogs though had far more batting depth than previous weeks as the talented Crane (27 not out) and Neil Ferreira (15 not out) helped their side across the line with 20 balls to spare.

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