Doubts over Peaks skipper

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Manypeaks captain Craig Sinclair is in doubt for his side’s top-of-the-table clash against Railways in round 17 of the Albany Cricket Association’s A-grade competition at Proctor Oval on Sunday.

The left-arm wrist spinner, who has taken 15 wickets from eight matches this season, could be unavailable because of work commitments for the all-important clash.

Sinclair has also chipped in with 247 runs with the bat to average more than 35 this season and has been key to Peaks winning their past seven matches.

Peaks coach Langley Angel said his side would need to be at their best to beat the three-time reigning champions.

“We’re looking forward to the challenge, it’s going to be a great game and we’re excited to take them on,” he said

“We will need across-the-board contributions and we need to play our own game — it will be a good test.

“Our batters and bowlers need to get into the game early and put pressure on them.”

Peaks are expected to welcome all-rounder Myles O’Meehan back to their line-up.

Last time the two sides met, Peaks notched a convincing 207-run win against an undermanned Tigers squad.

Railways are expected to welcome back opening batsmen Brendan Crudeli and Jeremy Wood to boost their stocks for the clash.

Two wins for the Tigers over the weekend will secure the minor premiership, while a loss for Manypeaks may rule them out of the top spot pending earlier results.

Tigers captain Zane Marwick said his team had their sights set on claiming the minor premiership.

“It’s a big weekend for both clubs and we’ll be looking to get those two wins and get ourselves into the grand final,” he said.

In the weekend’s other fixtures, North County face Collingwood Park and Denmark play the Tigers on Saturday, while Park take on Denmark on Sunday.

This weekend, the ACA and Albany Junior Cricket Association will be hosting a Pink Stumps Day to raise funds for the McGrath Foundation. For further information or to make a donation, contact both associations.

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