Siblings get Peaks back on track

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Manypeaks have sewn up a finals berth and now have their sights set on top spot after a convincing 87-run victory against Collingwood Park on Sunday.

Peaks sit in second spot on percentage behind Railways in the Albany Cricket Association A-grade competition, who have a game in hand, and face off against their top-spot rival next.

Peaks coach Langley Angel said the team was delighted to lock away a finals spot, but were now focused on their next match.

“It was pleasing to secure that,” he said

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“But it’s a big game next up for us — our next goal is to be on top and it’s something to really strive for.”

After Peaks won the toss and batted first, they were in early trouble when Ryan Kinnear was bowled first ball of the innings by Hayden Burling.

Captain Craig Sinclair then combined with Angel and the pair appeared to be in a groove before Bryce Jackson struck to have Sinclair out for 17 with the score at 2-38.

Jackson struck again next ball and when Ben Carter snagged the wicket of Angel, Peaks were in trouble at 4-42.

Brothers Bryce and Warwick Durack proceeded to dig Peaks out of the hole with a 90-run partnership.

Bryce Durack finished with 40 runs while Warwick Durack knocked 46, which included six boundaries. After both were dismissed, Peaks were a respectable 6-157 and the tail provided 35 more runs to leave them at 9-181 at the end of 50 overs.

Burling finished with impressive figures of 5-32 from 10 overs.

Park got off to a shaky start with the bat as opener Matt Heberle went for a duck in the second over.

Things didn’t get any better for Park as the rest of the top order went cheaply to leave them at 4-28 in the 16th over.

A brief stand between captain Tim Pyle and Jackson was the only highlight for Park as Pyle scored 21 runs before falling victim to the bowling of Sinclair.

Once Pyle was gone, the wickets fell quickly as Sinclair ripped through the tail with Park all out for 94.

Sinclair was the pick of the bowlers with 5-14 off eight overs.

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