Park and Denmark set sights on maiden wins of season

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Collingwood Park's Nathan Dovey is fresh off 80 last weekend against Railways.
Camera IconCollingwood Park's Nathan Dovey is fresh off 80 last weekend against Railways. Credit: Cameron Newbold

Collingwood Park and Denmark will look to register their first win of the 2019-20 Albany Cricket Association season when they face off in round three on Saturday.

Both sides put up a gallant fight in round two against Railways and Mt Barker respectively.

Collingwood Park were in with a chance against the defending premiers with key batsmen Nathan Dovey at the crease and only needing a run a ball, before falling 38 runs short.

Denmark looked in danger of another disappointing batting performance before their tail order rallied to give them a chance before being bowled out 25 runs short of Mt Barker.

Dovey looms as a key to Park securing their win after his 80 last week, while fast bowler Ben Grey will also be a big weapon. Captain Dan Robson and Ben Attrill will have to fire if the Magpies are a chance to win their first game, with the return of Damian Schwarzbach a handy inclusion.

Manypeaks, with an undefeated start to the season, face Mt Barker at Turf North on Saturday.

Peaks put on a bowling master class against Royals last week as they bowled the Lions out for 61.

Mt Barker posted 164 last week but will need to improve on that this week against Peaks.

Jeremy Wood and Nathan Crosby will play important roles at the top of the Bulls’ order. Royals will be looking to get their season back on track when they face Railways at Turf East on Saturday.

The Lions did well to restrict Manypeaks to 150 before a dismal batting display let them down.

Royals will be looking to captain Mitch Green to restart their batting after he posted an impressive 93 in the country cup game, while Dylan Holt will be the key with the ball.

Railways will be looking to keep their winning streak going, with Coen Marwick fresh off 69 last week looming as key in the game.

Nathan Crudeli will be the key with the ball as he took four wickets in a fiery display against WA Invitational XI at the weekend.

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