In­clu­sions boost un­beaten Peaks

Albany Advertiser - - SPORT - Cameron New­bold

Many­peaks will look to keep their un­beaten record in­tact as they ex­pect to wel­come back cap­tain Craig Sin­clair for their round 3 Al­bany Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion A-grade clash with Den­mark at Turf North on Satur­day af­ter­noon.

Peaks were im­pres­sive win­ners in the open­ing round, win­ning by 61 runs to se­cure a bonus point against new­com­ers Mt Barker be­fore hav­ing the bye last week­end. Sin­clair and all-rounder Myles O’Mee­han missed the firstround win but the duo are both strong pos­si­bil­i­ties to re­turn to the Peaks line-up as they take on the new-look Mag­pies.

Peaks coach Lan­g­ley An­gel said the pos­si­ble re­turn of Sin­clair and O’Mee­han cre­ated early com­pe­ti­tion for A-grade spots.

“Myles had a hit in the B-grade last week com­ing off in­jury and we are hope­ful Craig is avail­able on the back of some heavy work com­mit­ments,” he said. “It’s good for se­lec­tion, there is com­pe­ti­tion for spots al­ready and we are try­ing to keep a good blend of youth and ex­pe­ri­ence. We want to build on round 1, where we bowled pretty well and make a few more runs with the bat.”

De­fend­ing pre­miers Rail­ways are the only other un­de­feated team after the first two rounds of the sea­son but Peaks are still in third place on the lad­der with seven points from their open­ing game.

The Mag­pies could wel­come back ex­pe­ri­enced all-rounder Jeff Atkin­son as they chase their sec­ond win after a vic­tory over Roy­als and then a washed out no-re­sult against Mt Barker thus far.

Atkin­son has not played this sea­son but Mag­pies skip­per Dan Robson said he was a chance to come back into their A-grade side this week.

Robson was pleased with new in­clu­sions Hay­den Col­lard, Ju­jhar Jo­hal and Michael Pratt.

“We are look­ing for­ward to (Many­peaks) and go in with plenty of con­fi­dence,” he said.

In other matches, North County face the Lions at Turf West and Mt Barker travel in to take on Colling­wood Park at Soun­ness Park.

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