Manypeaks chase double win to lock away top-two spot
Ladder leaders Manypeaks will be looking to stitch up a top-two spot on the Albany and Districts Cricket Association standings this weekend, as they play a double-header against fellow finals aspirants Royals and Mt Barker.
Two wins this weekend will guarantee a top-two finish and finals double chance for Peaks, who are expecting to be near full strength.
Peaks suffered only their second loss of the season last Saturday, losing a high-scoring affair against Collingwood Park, and they will look to bounce back against the Lions on Saturday in round 12.
They will back that up with their rescheduled round eight clash with the fifth placed Bulls and Peaks captain Aran Tilbury said his side must respond strongly.
“This weekend is really important for our season, Royals and Mt Barker have been playing good cricket and we need to be at our best to beat them,” he said.
“We need a bit more intensity in the field from last weekend and if we play good cricket in both games we will be thereabouts.
“We aren’t looking towards finals at the moment we are just focusing on this weekend and hopefully bringing home two wins.”
Peaks will have the services of Paul Donaldson for the rest of the season now he has moved back to Albany.
The Bulls are fighting to keep their slim finals hopes alive, needing to win almost all of their remaining five games to sneak into the top four.
They will hope to regain key trio Jeremy Wood, Nathan Crosby and Patrick Butler for their big weekend which begins with a clash against the winless Denmark.
Railways face a defining clash with the in-form Collingwood Park in the other round 12 match on Saturday as they try to regain some form with the bat at Turf North.
Park are the form team at the moment having won their last four games, putting pressure on the third-placed Lions.
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