Durack, Anning lead Manypeaks to win over Bulls

Albany Advertiser

Experienced duo Wade Anning and Warwick Durack played leading hands as Manypeaks spoilt Mt Barker’s first-up outing in the Merrifield Real Estate Albany Cricket Association A-grade competition with a bonus point win at Sounness Park on Saturday.

Durack’s composed, unbeaten 53 in the middle order steered Peaks to 9-167 from their 45 overs before veteran seamer Anning bowled Peaks to a 61-run victory with a five-wicket haul.

The Bulls, with recruit Nathan Crosby looking dangerous at the top of the order, appeared on track to chase down the target until he was the first of Anning’s five wickets.

Durack snaffled a sharp chance at square leg to help remove Crosby for 41 before Anning removed veteran Graeme Wright, which began the rapid collapse as the Bulls lost 6-18.

Anning (5-14) and off-spinner Jeremy Stewart (3-18) wrapped up the middle and lower order as the Bulls were bowled out for 106 in the 37th over, handing Peaks a crucial early season bonus point. Earlier, Bailey Cavanagh claimed the prize wi-cket of Bulls captain Jeremy Wood for 17 after Durack struck in the second over by removing experienced opener Alex Fergie for a duck.

Durack came to the crease with the score at 3-62 and batted through the remaining 28 overs, with his 53 coming from 67 balls, while new recruit Harry Broomhall scored freely at No. 3 with 44 from 69 balls until he was bowled by Crosby.

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