Wintle tears through Collingwood Park

Cameron NewboldAlbany Advertiser
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Mt Barker has skittled Collingwood Park’s top order on their way to a comfortable 47-run win in the opening round of the Twenty20 competition at Turf North on Saturday afternoon.

Park had a horrible batting collapse to start their run chase as fast bowler Jacob Wintle ripped through their top order, returning brilliant figures of 3-3 from his four overs, which included two maidens.

Steven Scott got one wicket while a run-out in the first four overs of Park’s innings all but ended the contest as Park slumped to 5-3 in their chase of 111 for victory.

Key wicket Nathan Dovey was trapped lbw for a duck in the third ball of the chase and Scott removed Jesse Spaanderman without scoring in the following over.

It was quickly 3-2 when Ben Grey became Wintle’s next victim, also trapped in front, and Leroy van den Dool’s stay was short-lived when he was run out without facing a ball.

Collingwood Park’s Tim Pyle is trapped lbw by Mt Barker’s Jacob Wintle.
Camera IconCollingwood Park’s Tim Pyle is trapped lbw by Mt Barker’s Jacob Wintle. Credit: Albany Advertiser

With Grey and van den Dool departing in an eventful second over from Wintle, there was more to come as Tim Pyle was also gone lbw for a duck to leave Park at 5-3 and in a world of trouble.

Matt Heberle showed plenty of fight as Park firstly reached double figures and then set about the daunting task of trying to chase down the runs.

Ray Padfield and Heberle shared in a 30-run stand before the latter fell to Jeremy Wood on 12.

Despite contributions from Padfield (13) and Ricky Weight (14 not out), Park fell well short as they were rolled for 63 with Lee Pavlo-vich the other multiple wicket taker with 2-6. Earlier after winning the toss and batting, the Bulls appeared set for a decent total after top-order batsman Alex Fergie (14), Nathan Crosby (33) and Jeremy Wood (15) all got starts.

Collingwood Park's Matt Heberle watches as the ball beats the keeper for runs against Mt Barker.
Camera IconCollingwood Park's Matt Heberle watches as the ball beats the keeper for runs against Mt Barker. Credit: Albany Advertiser

However, a terrific spell from Jason White and support from Weight helped Park bowl the Bulls out for 110.

The Bulls were 64 after 10 overs but managed only 25 runs in the next five overs as White (5-19) and Weight (3-18) dried up the scoring.

Crosby top scored with 33 but his side were able to get past 100 after keeper Luke Hammond and Wintle both chipped in with 15 vital runs apiece.

Collingwood Park's Ray Padfield clips a ball off his pads.
Camera IconCollingwood Park's Ray Padfield clips a ball off his pads. Credit: Albany Advertiser

The win was the Bulls sole match of the day as they now prepare for a defining week ahead with games against Manypeaks and North County in their bid to reach the semifinals.

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