Manypeaks purr to convincing win to shore up second spot chances with three rounds remaining

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Manypeaks' Jeremy Stewart claimed 4-18.
Camera IconManypeaks' Jeremy Stewart claimed 4-18. Credit: Laurie Benson

Manypeaks are in the box seat to finish in second spot on the Albany and Districts Cricket Association ladder after a bonus-point victory over Collingwood Park at Turf North on Saturday.

With three rounds remaining, second-placed Peaks sit 17 points clear of Royals.

To finish second, Royals would have to win their final three games and rely on Peaks to lose their last two fixtures.

Manypeaks’ keeper Seb Stanton appeals as Collingwood Park's Matt Heberle is out lbw.
Camera IconManypeaks’ keeper Seb Stanton appeals as Collingwood Park's Matt Heberle is out lbw. Credit: Laurie Benson

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Peaks only have two games remaining due to a bye.

Saturday’s win was set up by a strong bowling performance which allowed Peaks to cruise to an eight-wicket victory in the run chase.

Park got to 2-84 before they suffered a major batting collapse as Peaks restricted their opponents well with the ball.

Captain Matt Heberle was the first man to fall, followed by opener Mitch Woods as they lost their final eight wickets for 22 runs to finish on 106.

Collingwood Park's Mitch Woods.
Camera IconCollingwood Park's Mitch Woods. Credit: Laurie Benson

Jeremy Stewart claimed the impressive figures of 4-18 off 7.5 overs, including two maidens, while Ryan Kinnear took 2-18 off eight overs.

Woods top-scored with 34 and Nathan Dovey chipped in with 27 but their side was left to rue the collapse.

In reply, Peaks had no trouble chasing down the total as they secured a bonus-point win.

Manypeaks' Charlie Walters.
Camera IconManypeaks' Charlie Walters. Credit: Laurie Benson

Captain Aran Tilbury was run out in the first over but that would be the only real encouragement for Park.

Regan Poett (46 not out) and Seb Stanton shared in a superb 87-run partnership.

Stanton was caught behind for 47 before Poett and Nathan Poole guided their side to 2-109 in the 32nd over.

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