Peaks, Lions look to keep momentum

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Manypeaks' Paul Donaldson started the season with a century.
Camera IconManypeaks' Paul Donaldson started the season with a century. Credit: Laurie Benson

Manypeaks and Royals will look to register successive wins when they clash in round 2 of the Albany Cricket Association A-grade competition on Saturday.

Both sides were impressive winners in the opening round of the season, the Lions beating Mt Barker by 87 runs last Saturday, while a century from Paul Donaldson helped Peaks secure a 74-run victory over Collingwood Park.

Both clubs have batsmen fresh off big scores who stand as keys to helping keep their team remain undefeated in the new season.

The Lions will be buoyed by a strong round-one batting performance as they posted more than 250.

Fast bowler Dylan Holt looked in ominous early form with four wickets.

Peaks have plenty of weapons themselves with returning duo David Pyle and Declan McNamara playing important roles with the ball. Both sides will go in with similar sides for the intriguing clash, scheduled to be played at Turf North.

The Bulls and Denmark, meanwhile, will chase their first win of the season when they face off at Turf East.

A young Bulls outfit are adjusting to life after Jacob Wintle but will be confident of an improved performance with the ball.

The Magpies will be desperate to score more runs, managing only 91 from 45 overs in their heavy defeat at the hands of reigning premiers Railways.

The Tigers will be looking to start the season 2-0 as well when they meet Park at Turf South.

A new-look Tigers outfit had little trouble chasing down the small total but they will face a vastly different Park bowling attack to last season.

Park, who hope to regain key batsmen Nathan Dovey and experienced head Tim Pyle, have fresh faces Chad Myors and Adam Ditchburn as strong options with the ball alongside returning quick Hayden Burling.

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