Mt Barker in crushing 10-wicket win over Collingwood Park

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Mt Barker celebrate a wicket this season.
Camera IconMt Barker celebrate a wicket this season. Credit: Laurie Benson

Mt Barker’s brilliant season continued on Saturday afternoon with yet another demolition, this time thrashing bottom team Collingwood Park.

The Bulls have already qualified for the Albany and Districts Cricket Association A-grade grand final on March 27 but they stormed to a double bonus point win at Turf North.

Park, already eliminated from the finals race, won the toss and batted but the Bulls’ class with the ball shone through as no batsman made more than 25.

Steven Scott ripped through openers Nick Barrow and Mitch Woods cheaply and experienced pair Matt Heberle (5) and Nathan Dovey (21) were next to go.

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Dovey was the mainstay of Park’s innings as he hit two boundaries in his patient 21 off 50 balls but his departure at 4-37 left his side vulnerable to a fired-up Bulls attack.

Spinner Paul Osborne claimed Dovey’s wicket and he went on to finish with five scalps as Park were rolled for 75. Dustin Boyce was the only other Park player to reach double figures with 13. Osborne’s 10-over spell retuned 5-31 while Scott (2-7) and captain Jeremy Wood (2-17) helped ensure an early afternoon was on the cards.

It took the Bulls just 13.2 overs to chase down the small total, as openers Alex Fergie and Neil Ferreira made batting look easy.

Fergie cracked six fours and hit a six to win the game, which also brought up his second half century of the season to follow his 111 in round 17.

Ferreira was 18 not out as the Bulls coasted to a 10-wicket demolition, their ninth 50-over win of the season.

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